Wangaratta spends biggest ever with $8.873m pumped into gaming machines

GAMBLING on electronic gaming machines (EGMs) is costing Wangaratta residents millions with $8.873 million spent during the 2018-19 financial year.

It’s the highest amount ever spent at Wangaratta venues with some $74.731 million pumped through local machines in the last nine years.

The expenditure figures at Wangaratta venues last year included the greatest amount at the Pinsent Hotel with $3,601,214 whittled away on 44 EGMs, The Old Town and Country Tavern had $2,031,562 across 35 EGMs, Wangaratta RSL $1,988,966 on 50 EGMs, and Wangaratta Club $1,251,614 on 25 EGMs.

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