Police claim one man has been stealing cash from pokies for almost a decade.
Officers executed a search warrant at a home in Elanora this morning, and arrested a 53-year-old man.
He has since been charged with 28 break and enter offences.
Detectives will allege the man is responsible for stealing money from poker machines at sports clubs and other venues from North Brisbane down to the Gold Coast, between 2009 and 2017.
Queensland police had been working with New South Wales police top catch the culprit, who is believed to have committed similar offences south of the border as well.