Victoria Examines Spending on Pokies
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has released data that reveals that pokies players in the region spent $17 million from July to December 2015. This amounts to an incredible $93,000 wagered every day on poker machines in the south west region of the state.
Across the four local government regions of Warrnambool City Council, Corangamite, Glenelg Shire and Southern Grampians Shire, pokies expenditure worked out to $197.93 per person every day over the six month period.
There are 486 gaming machines across the south west region of the state with the highest concentration in Warrnambool City Council. There are 234 machines in this council, with a further 120 in Glenelg, 75 in Southern Grampians and 57 in Corangamite.
The 234 gaming machines in Warrnambool City Council are found in eight venues and they brought in a total of $9.32 million in the six month period. Hamilton’s Grand Hotel collected the largest amount of a single venue, taking in $1.95 million. This was followed by the City Memorial Bowls Club which raked in $1.79 million from its 38 gaming machines.
Glenelg Shire collected a total of $3.2 million across all their gaming venues with the largest amount spent at Portland’s Richmond Henty Hotel where punters spent $1.05 million on its 32 machines over the course of the six month period.
A total of $3.1 million was spent on pokies in Southern Grampians Shire where there are two gaming venues with poker machines.
In Corangamite, punters spent a total of $1.3 million with their Camperdown’s Commercial Hotel taking the biggest slice of this with punters spending $861,445 on their 29 gaming machines in the last six months of the year.
April 16, 2017