Friday, February 23, 2007


A SECRET document has revealed for the first time the extraordinary riches being reaped by Melbourne's top poker machine clubs.

The internal Tattersall's report details the huge profits industry chiefs and the Bracks Government have fought to keep confidential.

The gambling is fiercest in Clocks at Flinders St Station, where a staggering $16.27 million is turned over every 10 weeks.

Player losses during the same period totalled $1.62 million - about $162,000 a week, $23,000 a day, $964 an hour or $16 a minute.

Clocks is run by Tatts and the Doxa Youth Foundation, a charity backed by the Catholic Church.

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