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Over $3.8 billion was made at NSW pokies in the first half of this year

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Electronic gaming machines in NSW made a net profit of over $3.8 billion in the first half of 2022, according to new data from the state government.
Over $3.8 billion was made at NSW pokies in the first half of this year

Electronic gaming machines in NSW made a net profit of over $3.8 billion in the first half of 2022, according to new data from the state government.

It’s almost double the profits made from pokies in the second half of 2021, suggesting a strong return to gambling machines after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

The top five areas of net profit were all in Greater Sydney:

Canterbury-Bankstown: $325 million

Fairfield: $313 million

Cumberland: $217 million

Blacktown: $174 million

Sydney CBD: $165 million

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