$56 million poured into pokie machines in Hume in just six months

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: CALD, Gambling, Gambling Harm, Social Outings,

THE business case for the duplication of Craigieburn Rd could have been funded 224 times over with the money poured into pokies in Hume over the past six months.

Punters splurged $56,097,910 million on the pokies in the last six months of 2017, according to new Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation statistics.

Pubs and clubs in Hume reaped $64,237 more on the machines compared with July-December 2016 read more

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