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No advance on pokies loss

Melton residents continue to plough millions of dollars into electronic gaming machines each month, according to the latest figures. Data from the Victorian Commission for...

Pokies record for Melton

Melton gamblers lost a record amount on gaming machines in the past 12 months, continuing a six-year trend of growing losses. Almost $68 million was...

Melton pokies losses hit $66 million

Gamblers lost more than $210,000 a day at poker machine venues across Melton and Moorabool, new data reveals. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor...

Council seeks pokies profit deal

An expansion of Hillside’s Sugar Gum hotel could introduce 20 more gaming machines into the Melton municipality. Councillors last week supported an application to amend...

Green light for more pokies

More than 150 additional poker machines could be allowed in Melton if proposed state government gambling reforms are approved by Parliament. The government recently announced...

LeadWest urges tougher pokies regulations

Regulating the design of electronic gaming machines will significantly reduce gambling problems in Melbourne’s west, according to the LeadWest agency. The advocacy organisation last month...

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