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Pokies eat up jobkeeper funding in Mount Isa

Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:37pm, first published October 12 2020 - 5:58am
Pokies eat up jobkeeper funding in Mount Isa

Gambling on poker machines has skyrocketed in Queensland since venues reopened, with data from the Office of Liquor and Gaming showing almost $293 million spent in July compared to $161 million in February.

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Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.

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