New data has revealed an increase in poker machine use compared to the same period in 2019. READ ALSO: A report issued by Liquor and Gaming NSW has outlined the latest gaming machine data across the state. It covers the period from June 1 to November 30, 2020 for clubs, and July 1 to December 31, 2020 for hotels. Clubs in the Wingecarribee Local Government Area totalled $7,011,367.66 in net profit from 313 electronic gaming machines over seven premises. Meanwhile, hotels in the region brought in a net profit of $4,762,990.19 from 128 electronic gaming machines over 11 premises. This comes to a total profit of $11,774,357.85 for the area. This is a seven per cent increase from $10,978,038.29 profit recorded for 2019. The previous six-month net profit figures were significantly impacted by restrictions placed on gaming venues due to the COVID-19 including the closure of gaming venues for 10 weeks from March 23 to May 31. Compared to the same six-month period in 2019 across the state: We depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.