Queensland has already implemented measures to curb excessive gambling, including a $100 cash load-up limit and a minimum spin rate of three seconds per game for gaming machines.
“And as of July this year, 97 per cent of Queensland venues observe a shutdown period of six hours from 4am.”
The government is also working on making cashless gaming mandatory for transactions exceeding $1000 in Queensland casinos.
Carol Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance for Gambling Reform, said the latest figures was “incredible” and urged the government to introduce additional measures to further protect local communities from gambling harm and excruciating losses.
“At the end of the day, we need to see both the federal government and the state governments really make this a national priority.”
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