Queenslanders are losing more than $6 million a day to poker machines.
The figures, which equate to $4572 every minute, are the highest since records began in 2004, totaling $2.4 billion in total lost during 2018.
Alliance for Gambling Reform director Tim Costello told News.com.au:
"Particularly in more vulnerable communities, adding to crime, homelessness, family breakdowns, suicide and bankruptcy," he said.
"Imagine how many more jobs and economic activity could be generated if $2.4 billion a year wasn't being wasted on thoroughly unproductive poker machines."