Total gambling expenditure (nominal value) by state and territory, 1975–76 to 2018–19
Every November, the Qld Statistician releases national figures of all legal gambling activity in every state and territory. There is a small time-lag due to data verification, so the figures are for the financial year ending the year before the release. However, given some jurisdictions don't publish data, this is the only source where all the data is consistent and relatively up to date.
This data has been compiled by the City of Greater Dandenong, a leadership council of the Alliance for Gambling Reform, to help interested parties obtain information about the impact of gambling upon their local areas.
If an application for poker machines has arisen in your local area, reviewing the previous VGCCC decisions on gambing applications will be helpful in preparing to present a rebuttal case to Council and the VGCCC if necessary. Including specific data of your local area and the potential harm caused by additional poker machines will be crucial to making your case, as well as linking to the listed relevant research.
To access relevant data click here.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Data for poker machines in clubs and pubs in NSW is published 6 monthly by the Dept of Liquor and Gambing. Data is reported by Local Government Area (LGA).
There are some quirks to note: The reporting period for clubs is June-Nov & Dec-May, while pubs report July-Dec & Jan-June, although both data sets are released at the same time.
In NSW, there is no venue by venue data. If there are fewer than 5 clubs in an LGA, Liquor and Gambing bundle the data in with a neighbouring LGA. They do the same if there are less than 5 pubs. However, they don't bundle the same LGAs together, and if an additional club or pub opens, they de-amalgamate the data. This means it can be impossible to determine the losses in LGAs with small numbers of venues, especially if they open and close from time to time.