Townsville WTF are you doing?
I don’t know do you?
Who could ever guess that the biggest statistical outcome from a disaster event in Townsville would be an explosion in pokie revenue, up 21% for the month on the previous March?
Note: The graph above is annual growth. March comparison numbers would be boosted by the early Easter in 2018 which would take out the Good Friday trading day for venues in that year and add maybe 3% to growth rates for the month. This would only be a partial contribution to the numbers north of the Burdekin with Cairns also up 10.9% against 4.5% for all Queensland for the month compared to the previous year.
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