REVEALED: Hunter Losing Big On Pokies

Punters losing nearly $500 mil each year

REVEALED: Hunter Losing Big On Pokies

Some sobering figures have been released showing just how much the Hunter is pouring into the pokies.

Our region has 9,780 poker machines with punters losing a whopping $423 million every year.

Anti-pokies campaigner Tim Costello believes more needs to be done to curb gambling addiction in our region.

"That's a lot of money when 26% of people say they are short each week and say they're worse off than last year because of that one in five pocket of poverty in the region," he said.