The Victorian pokies losses report for the 2019-20 financial year has now been released and has shown a 26% decrease of $700,000 compared to the previous year with the COVID19 shutdowns being blamed for the dramatic drop.
The total losses on poker machines for Victorians in 2019-20 was $1,988,211,131.12 down from $2,699,173,406.19 the previous year.
Every July the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) publishes the annual gaming expenditure data (poker machine player losses) for the previous financial year. The data outlines total gaming expenditure and gaming venue information, including venue classification and electronic gaming machine numbers for Victoria.
VCGLR Director of Licensing Alex Fitzpatrick said, “Victorian gambling venues have been closed since the State of Emergency was declared on 16 March 2020. Gaming expenditure data for April, May and June 2020 reflects these closures.”
The VCGLR has also releases the full list of which the suburbs are the biggest pokies players, and which venues.
Top 25 Pokies Victorian Suburbs To Lose Your Money
|By Council Area|
|1||Epping Plaza Hotel||$15,293,002|
|3||Gladstone Park Hotel||$14,406,838|
|4||Berwick Springs Hotel||$14,263,668|
|11||Roxburgh Park Hotel||$12,426,787|
|12||Deer Park Hotel||$12,367,129|
|14||Dorset Gardens Hotel||$12,052,871|
|15||Dingley International Hotel||$11,864,546|
|16||Taylors Lakes Family Hotel||$11,380,721|
|17||The Chase Hotel||$11,280,259|
|18||West Waters Hotel||$10,962,852|
|21||Bourke Hill’s Welcome Stranger||$10,611,706|
|24||Werribee Plaza Tavern||$10,254,127|
|25||Pullman Melbourne On Swanston||$10,138,418|
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