The last data from Liquor and Gaming NSW shows there are 10,617 poker machines in the top 20 NSW clubs.
Of the top three, Bankstown Sports Club had the highest number of EGMs in the state at 745, followed by Rooty Hill RSL Club with 710, and Canterbury Leagues Club in Belmore with 699.
Panthers Penrith Rugby League Club is in fourth place with 625 EGMs, followed by Mounties at Mount Pritchard with 10 less at 615.
Sydney’s west and southwest have the highest number of EGMs in the state, with Canterbury-Bankstown recording the most revenue from EGMs at clubs and hotels out of all local government areas ($187.56m), from January to April this year, followed by Fairfield City Council ($182.26m) and Cumberland Council ($116.36m).
The NSW Government has allocated $41.2m to responsible gambling programs and initiatives this year.
Those experiencing problem gambling can call ClubSAFE on 1800 99 77 66 for free and confidential counselling and support.
But as ClubTIC reported recently, the see-saw battle between clubs and pubs for gaming revenue continues, with the recovery from COVID-19 still having an impact, the latest figures from Queensland and NSW authorities show.
TOP 20 CLUBS (by number of machines)
Bankstown Sports Club, Bankstown – 745
Rooty Hill RSL Club, Rooty Hill – 710
Canterbury League Club, Belmore – 699
Penrith Rugby League Club, Penrith – 625
Mt Pritchard & District Community Club (Trading as Mounties), Mount Pritchard – 615
Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads – 596
Wentworthville Leagues Club, Wentworthville – 545
Western Suburbs Newcastle Leagues Club, New Lambton – 541
Revesby Workers‘ Club, Revesby – 525
Campbelltown Catholic Club, Campbelltown – 519
Dee Why RSL Club, Dee Why – 488
Parramatta Leagues Club, Parramatta – 473
Cabra-Vale Ex-Active Servicemen’s Club, Canley Vale – 450
Commercial Club (Albury), Albury – 450
Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe – 448
Western Suburbs League Club (Campbelltown), Leumeah – 448
St Marys Rugby League Club, North St Marys – 445
Liverpool Catholic Club, Prestons – 435
Workers Blacktown, Blacktown – 430
Sutherland District Trade Union Club, Gymea – 430