The latest gaming expenditure data from the Victorian Commission for Gambling & Liquor Regulation has revealed over 85 million dollars was lost to poker machines in Gippsland during the last financial year.
The figure is a 3.3 million dollar rise on the previous financial year, despite the number of machines increasing 6.5% to 1,078.
Latrobe City saw a 2.5% rise to 44.7 million dollars lost to machines, while Bass Coast saw the biggest percentage increase at 9.6% to 17.7 million dollars.
South Gippsland Shire was the only region to record a decrease in money lost to poker machines, with a 4.2% drop to 6.3 million dollars.
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