New Zealand Pokies News

New Zealand Pokies News
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On this page you can access all the latest news about pokies in New Zealand. The good and the not so good news all things poker machine related. Kiwi pokie machine players can read all the latest happenings in their area related to their local pokies gaming club or casino venue.

No matter if you are in Auckland, Dunedin, Hamilton, Christchurch or in the back blocks of Otago you can find out what’s going on in your local area.

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PS4 is Huge in New Zealand - PlayStation Universe

PS4 is Huge in New Zealand  PlayStation Universe

Sony PlayStation 4 is a big deal around the world, and nowhere is this more obvious than in New Zealand. When people around the world think about New ...

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Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:15 am

Sinking Lid Policy May Not Be Implemented in Waipā Following Committee Meeting Recommendations - Casino Guardian

Sinking Lid Policy May Not Be Implemented in Waipā Following Committee Meeting Recommendations  Casino Guardian

Only recently, it became clear that it is quite possible that Waipā does not see a sinking lid policy implemented for poker machines. At a Waipā District Council ...

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Posted: August 16, 2019, 7:03 pm

No sinking lid plans for pokies in Waipā - New Zealand Herald

No sinking lid plans for pokies in Waipā  New Zealand Herald

It is likely a sinking lid policy for pokie machines will not be applied to Waipā. The decision was made at a Waipā District Council committee meeting on Tuesday, ...

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Posted: August 15, 2019, 7:00 pm

Why Aristocrat could become one of the fastest growing ASX blue chips - Motley Fool Australia

Why Aristocrat could become one of the fastest growing ASX blue chips  Motley Fool Australia

Times are changing, but could Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) catch on to a US$32 billion industry? And is it the ASX 200's next blue-chip share?

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Posted: August 12, 2019, 7:00 pm

SkyCity launches online gambling site, based in Malta - New Zealand Herald

SkyCity launches online gambling site, based in Malta  New Zealand Herald

Gaming operator looks to claw back some of the $160m Kiwis gamble each year online.

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Posted: August 9, 2019, 7:00 pm

Letters to the Editor, August 10, 2019 - The Mercury

Letters to the Editor, August 10, 2019  The Mercury

In your Letters to the Editor today: Housing action, scams and development.

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Posted: August 9, 2019, 7:00 pm

Slot Machine Games are Transitioning to Online Platforms - UnderScoopFire

Slot Machine Games are Transitioning to Online Platforms  UnderScoopFire

Slots are perhaps one of the favorite pastimes of casino gamers and online casino patrons. Slots offer an interactive and fast-paced exciting game for gamers ...

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Posted: August 6, 2019, 4:38 am

New Zealand's Tasman District Considers Sinking Lid Policy on Pokie Machines - Casino Guardian

New Zealand's Tasman District Considers Sinking Lid Policy on Pokie Machines  Casino Guardian

A sinking lid policy on pokie machines could be adopted in New Zealand's Tasman District as gambling-related harm is believed to be affecting hundreds of ...

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Posted: July 29, 2019, 7:00 pm

Health advocate says pokie policy ignores problem gamblers in Southland - Stuff.co.nz

Health advocate says pokie policy ignores problem gamblers in Southland  Stuff.co.nz

A health advocate says councils can no longer ignore problem gambling. Speaking at a Southland District Council meeting on Wednesday, Eru Loach, speaking ...

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Posted: July 25, 2019, 7:00 pm

Elderly Hawke's Bay woman stalked and robbed after $1000 pokies win - New Zealand Herald

Elderly Hawke's Bay woman stalked and robbed after $1000 pokies win  New Zealand Herald

A man has been sentenced to two years and one month in prison after he stalked a vulnerable elderly woman for an hour before robbing her of her pokie ...

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Posted: July 19, 2019, 7:00 pm

Three-year-old boy is found dead in his car seat after his university professor dad 'forgot to drop him off at daycare' - New Zealand Herald

Three-year-old boy is found dead in his car seat after his university professor dad 'forgot to drop him off at daycare'  New Zealand Herald

A 3-year-old boy was found dead inside a hot car on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana on Tuesday after his father reportedly forgot to drop him off ...

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Posted: July 11, 2019, 7:00 pm

$20k worth of counterfeit cash in Canterbury - Stuff.co.nz

$20k worth of counterfeit cash in Canterbury  Stuff.co.nz

Canterbury retailers have been duped into accepting $20,000 worth of fake notes in recent months. A Reserve Bank spokesman said about 350 counterfeit ...

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Posted: July 8, 2019, 7:00 pm

Racing industry reforms will see more gambling harm in the community, expert says - TVNZ

Racing industry reforms will see more gambling harm in the community, expert says  TVNZ

Racing industry reforms are expected to cause more harm to the community, with the laws designed to boost revenue for the horse and dog racing industry, ...

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Posted: July 7, 2019, 7:00 pm

Gold Coast man uses bar stool, pot plant to stop machete-wielding robber - New Zealand Herald

Gold Coast man uses bar stool, pot plant to stop machete-wielding robber  New Zealand Herald

A Gold Coaster, just trying to have a slap on the pokies, has used a pot plant and a bar stool to bravely thwart a robbery by a machete-wielding bandit. Police say ...

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Posted: July 6, 2019, 7:00 pm

Getting out of liquor and pokies good for Woolworths - MacroBusiness

Getting out of liquor and pokies good for Woolworths  MacroBusiness

Cross posted from The Conversation. by Jason Pallant. Lecturer of Marketing, Swinburne University of Technology. The Woolworths Group proclaims it ...

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Posted: July 5, 2019, 7:00 pm

Supermarkets, Pubs and Pokies – poles apart in Trust and Distrust - Roy Morgan Research

Supermarkets, Pubs and Pokies – poles apart in Trust and Distrust  Roy Morgan Research

The latest research from the Roy Morgan Trust and Distrust Monitor, particularly relevant given today's news about Woolworths, shows Retail and Supermarkets ...

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Posted: July 4, 2019, 7:00 pm

sportsroom TAB to get more pokies, run virtual horse races in 2020 Community groups, sports bodies - Newsroom

sportsroom TAB to get more pokies, run virtual horse races in 2020 Community groups, sports bodies  Newsroom

Community groups, sports bodies (again) and problem gamblers could be the big losers in a second round of racing industry reform due to become law at the ...

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Posted: July 4, 2019, 7:00 pm

'Huge Win': Woolworths To Offload Pokie Machine Interests - 10 daily

'Huge Win': Woolworths To Offload Pokie Machine Interests  10 daily

Supermarket giant Woolworths is combining its liquor and hospitality businesses ahead of a divestment next year but insists it is not trying to distance itself from ...

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Posted: July 3, 2019, 7:00 pm

Police investigate serious assault in Ōtara: 'Gangsters beat him senseless' - New Zealand Herald

Police investigate serious assault in Ōtara: 'Gangsters beat him senseless'  New Zealand Herald

An Auckland man has been "beaten senseless" during an altercation outside a South Auckland bar. Lafaele Tupai says the attack on him took place in the car ...

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Posted: July 2, 2019, 7:00 pm

Hamilton mayor accused of threatening groups with funding cuts over pokies submissions - New Zealand Herald

Hamilton mayor accused of threatening groups with funding cuts over pokies submissions  New Zealand Herald

Hamilton mayor Andrew King is accused of threatening to pull council funding for three organisations if they backed SkyCity's plans to increase the number of ...

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Posted: July 1, 2019, 7:00 pm

Problem gambling: Government gives another $60m over three years - RNZ

Problem gambling: Government gives another $60m over three years  RNZ

The government is spending an extra $60 million over the next three years in an effort to tackle problem gambling, particularly among Māori, Pacific and Asian ...

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Posted: June 28, 2019, 7:00 pm

The activist, the trespass notice and the bar with no beer - Stuff.co.nz

The activist, the trespass notice and the bar with no beer  Stuff.co.nz

He's a teetotal church elder. So why was he trespassed from his local pub without ever setting foot in it?

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Posted: June 27, 2019, 7:00 pm

Tokoroa anti-pokie activist says machines should come out of high deprivation areas - TVNZ

Tokoroa anti-pokie activist says machines should come out of high deprivation areas  TVNZ

There are five times as many pokies in the most deprived areas of New Zealand.

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Posted: June 27, 2019, 7:00 pm

New Zealand parliament approves Racing Reform Bill - Gaming Intelligence

New Zealand parliament approves Racing Reform Bill  Gaming Intelligence

New Zealand's Racing Reform Bill has passed its third and final reading in Parliament and is expected to come into force next week. The bill is currently awaiting ...

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Posted: June 25, 2019, 7:00 pm

Auckland Council crackdown on taverns with pokies acting as 'gambling shops' applauded - New Zealand Herald

Auckland Council crackdown on taverns with pokies acting as 'gambling shops' applauded  New Zealand Herald

A crackdown on Auckland taverns acting as "gambling shops" has found issues with more than a dozen establishments, and several have been forced to shut up ...

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Posted: June 24, 2019, 7:00 pm

Lion Foundation fights Tauranga City Council for consent to put pokies in Tauriko tavern - New Zealand Herald

Lion Foundation fights Tauranga City Council for consent to put pokies in Tauriko tavern  New Zealand Herald

The Lion Foundation is fighting a Tauranga City Council decision not to give consent for pokie machines to be added to a new Tauriko pub. The foundation's ...

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Posted: June 24, 2019, 7:00 pm

Mum's penalty for pokies in pub as baby screams in hot car outside - Stuff.co.nz

Mum's penalty for pokies in pub as baby screams in hot car outside  Stuff.co.nz

Two-month-old child was found screaming. Her mum had just won a jackpot.

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Posted: June 14, 2019, 7:00 pm

Porirua's fight against gambling: 'Pokies steal from our poor' - RNZ

Porirua's fight against gambling: 'Pokies steal from our poor'  RNZ

Porirua community members are calling for stronger action on pokies as the Porirua City Council wraps up consultation on proposed changes to its gambling ...

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Posted: June 12, 2019, 7:00 pm

Aust gamblers the world's biggest losers - The Islander

Aust gamblers the world's biggest losers  The Islander

AAP FactCheck Investigation: Do Australians lose more money gambling per person than any other country? The Statement "We have the greatest gambling ...

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Posted: June 12, 2019, 7:00 pm

Pokie money dilemma for charity work - Otago Daily Times

Pokie money dilemma for charity work  Otago Daily Times

A Dunedin community group may have to rethink its no-pokie funding stance after struggling with other fundraising methods. At the Valley Project's general ...

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Posted: June 7, 2019, 7:00 pm

New independent blasts 'aberrant' pokies policy - The Advocate

New independent blasts 'aberrant' pokies policy  The Advocate

Human Services Minister Roger Jaensch said he was 'not familiar' with any modelling on changes to harm levels from the government's proposed licence ...

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Posted: June 6, 2019, 7:00 pm

Pokie machines should go, says recovering gambler - RNZ

Pokie machines should go, says recovering gambler  RNZ

Ōtaki, north of Wellington, has 61 pokie machines but the number recommended by the council and voted in through its bylaws is 42.

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Posted: June 4, 2019, 7:00 pm

Enforcement on wayward pokie venues called for in Tararua - Stuff.co.nz

Enforcement on wayward pokie venues called for in Tararua  Stuff.co.nz

A crackdown on venues primarily operating as pokie dens instead of pubs is being touted as a way to toughen the battle against Tararua's gambling culture.

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Posted: May 31, 2019, 7:00 pm

Council raises the bar with proposed pokies policy - Scoop.co.nz

Council raises the bar with proposed pokies policy  Scoop.co.nz

The Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF) applauds Hamilton City Council on its proposed pokies policy and urges Hamiltonians to have their say.

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Posted: May 29, 2019, 7:00 pm

SkyCity and Hamilton Mayor Andrew King lock horns - Stuff.co.nz

SkyCity and Hamilton Mayor Andrew King lock horns  Stuff.co.nz

SkyCity comes out swinging against Hamilton City Council's opposition to expansion plans.

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Posted: May 29, 2019, 7:00 pm

Childcare teacher took centre's money to feed gambling addiction - New Zealand Herald

Childcare teacher took centre's money to feed gambling addiction  New Zealand Herald

The teacher said she was 'in the throes of a gambling addiction ' when she stole the money.

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Posted: May 29, 2019, 7:00 pm

'Staggering' amount being spent on Whanganui pokies - New Zealand Herald

'Staggering' amount being spent on Whanganui pokies  New Zealand Herald

Data shows over $2 million was spent on Whanganui pokies in three months.

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Posted: May 25, 2019, 7:00 pm

Districts divided over city appeal for funding to fight SkyCity pokie bid - Stuff.co.nz

Districts divided over city appeal for funding to fight SkyCity pokie bid  Stuff.co.nz

Hamilton City Council wants a war chest to fight SkyCity's pokie plans, but rural councils say look elsewhere.

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Posted: May 23, 2019, 7:00 pm

GiG signs landmark online casino deal with New Zealand's SkyCity - Gaming Intelligence

GiG signs landmark online casino deal with New Zealand's SkyCity  Gaming Intelligence

Stockholm-listed iGaming solutions provider Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has secured a long-term agreement to launch a new online casino platform for New ...

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Posted: May 21, 2019, 7:00 pm

Bowls player believes reducing machines is more harmful - Stuff.co.nz

Bowls player believes reducing machines is more harmful  Stuff.co.nz

Gaming machines are the life line of local sport says one bowls player, who believes reducing gaming machines in his district will cause more harm to the ...

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Posted: May 20, 2019, 7:00 pm

Hamilton Mayor Andrew King defends putting up more controversial billboards - New Zealand Herald

Hamilton Mayor Andrew King defends putting up more controversial billboards  New Zealand Herald

Hamilton Mayor Andrew King says his five billboards aren't electioneering.

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Posted: May 19, 2019, 7:00 pm

Vulnerable people 'banking aspirations' on pokies, as SkyCity Hamilton proposes bringing in more, expert says - TVNZ

Vulnerable people 'banking aspirations' on pokies, as SkyCity Hamilton proposes bringing in more, expert says  TVNZ

Pokie machines may bring in good revenue, but adding more could be damaging for vulnerable communities, an academic says as SkyCity Hamilton considers ...

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Posted: May 15, 2019, 7:00 pm

Proposed million dollar Waikato tavern without a plan - Stuff.co.nz

Proposed million dollar Waikato tavern without a plan  Stuff.co.nz

A million dollar investment without a business plan could be the downfall of a group of businessmen hoping to reopen a liquidated Tokoroa club as a tavern.

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Posted: May 13, 2019, 7:00 pm

Pokies need better official watchdog, not citizen underdog, vigilance - Stuff.co.nz

Pokies need better official watchdog, not citizen underdog, vigilance  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: Every success for the Unlikely Avengers should chasten officialdom.

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Posted: May 6, 2019, 7:00 pm

The grandmother on a zimmer frame who fights booze and pokies in her community - Stuff.co.nz

The grandmother on a zimmer frame who fights booze and pokies in her community  Stuff.co.nz

From her hospital bed, a determined grandmother lodged her objection against a license for a local bar. Glenn McCutcheon is part of the 'Unlikely Avengers' ...

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Posted: May 3, 2019, 7:00 pm

'Father Ted' getting back in business after fire wrecked his bar, grill and pokie business - Stuff.co.nz

'Father Ted' getting back in business after fire wrecked his bar, grill and pokie business  Stuff.co.nz

A suburban publican has had his pokie licence carried over and a new liquor licence granted after a fire destroyed his old bar.

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Posted: May 3, 2019, 7:00 pm

Once a homeless alcoholic, Colin Bridle now fights the proliferation of booze and pokie machines - Stuff.co.nz

Once a homeless alcoholic, Colin Bridle now fights the proliferation of booze and pokie machines  Stuff.co.nz

Fed up with sleeping under a bush, Colin Bridle picked himself to fight for "the poor and the great unwashed".

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Posted: May 3, 2019, 7:00 pm

The 'Unlikely Avengers' fighting to shut down infamous 'pokie dens' - Stuff.co.nz

The 'Unlikely Avengers' fighting to shut down infamous 'pokie dens'  Stuff.co.nz

'Pubs' that make almost all of their money from pokie machines, as opposed to food or alcohol, have been around for ages. An unlikely collection of activists is ...

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Posted: May 3, 2019, 7:00 pm

Photo essay: Sikhs in New Zealand debunking turban myths - Stuff

Photo essay: Sikhs in New Zealand debunking turban myths  Stuff

A pair of turban masters from the Punjab are travelling NZ to teach Sikhs and anyone curious about their faith and style.

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Posted: April 28, 2019, 7:00 pm

RSL urged to take pokies out of clubs by young veterans - ABC News

RSL urged to take pokies out of clubs by young veterans  ABC News

The Victorian RSL raises millions through poker machines each year but for some young veterans the social cost of the pokies is too high.

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Posted: April 22, 2019, 7:00 pm

Pokies and God: How religious groups make dirty money clean - Stuff.co.nz

Pokies and God: How religious groups make dirty money clean  Stuff.co.nz

While most religions condemn gambling, Sikh and Christian groups still accepted millions of dollars in pokie money last year. Muslim groups won't touch it, but ...

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Posted: April 20, 2019, 7:00 pm

Cash-free pokies: a great opportunity, or a huge dent in charitable funding? - Stuff.co.nz

Cash-free pokies: a great opportunity, or a huge dent in charitable funding?  Stuff.co.nz

Biometric passports for cash-free machines might be the future, but also the end for pub pokies and their $346m community grants.

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Posted: April 20, 2019, 7:00 pm

Pokies jackpot winner robbed of winnings on a ride from pub - Stuff.co.nz

Pokies jackpot winner robbed of winnings on a ride from pub  Stuff.co.nz

A homeless man who won $2000 on the slots thought his luck had finally changed for the better. It hadn't.

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Posted: April 16, 2019, 7:00 pm

Qld financial planner stole to play pokies - Yahoo News

Qld financial planner stole to play pokies  Yahoo News

A talented financial planner who pleaded guilty to defrauding a company and clients she worked for of about $300,000 did it to feed her gambling addiction.

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Posted: April 14, 2019, 7:00 pm

Invercargill/Bluff pokie machine spend $16m in 2018 - Stuff.co.nz

Invercargill/Bluff pokie machine spend $16m in 2018  Stuff.co.nz

Nearly $16 million dollars was spent on pokie machines in Invercargill and Bluff in 2018 and about 70 people excluded themselves from pokie venues, the boss ...

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Posted: April 9, 2019, 7:00 pm

Hamilton City Council to spend $150000 fighting SkyCity's pokie plans - New Zealand Herald

Hamilton City Council to spend $150000 fighting SkyCity's pokie plans  New Zealand Herald

Hamilton City Council has set aside $150,000 to fight SkyCity over its application to add 60 more pokie machines to the central city casino. The council today ...

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Posted: April 9, 2019, 7:00 pm

Tararua pokies not disappearing fast enough, says Problem Gambling Foundation - Stuff.co.nz

Tararua pokies not disappearing fast enough, says Problem Gambling Foundation  Stuff.co.nz

There are calls for tougher restrictions on gaming machines in Tararua, as the community's penchant for pokies flies in the face of national trends. The district ...

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Posted: April 3, 2019, 8:00 pm

Whakatane District Introduces New Draft Gambling Policy - KnowCasino

Whakatane District Introduces New Draft Gambling Policy  KnowCasino

New Zealand's Whakatane District has introduced a new draft gambling policy that is designed to control the significant growth of pokies.

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Posted: March 31, 2019, 8:00 pm

New Zealand's first charge for failing to recognise problem gambler - Stuff.co.nz

New Zealand's first charge for failing to recognise problem gambler  Stuff.co.nz

It has taken 16 years of the Gambling Act for the failing to identify a problem gambler charge to be applied.

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Posted: March 27, 2019, 8:00 pm

Technology help for problem gamblers - Gisborne Herald

Technology help for problem gamblers  Gisborne Herald

by Andrew Ashton Published: March 13, 2019 3:49PM. Facial recognition installed at pokie venues as deterrent. Facial recognition installed at pokie venues as ...

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Posted: March 13, 2019, 8:00 pm

NZ DIA Releases Quarterly Statistics for Pokies - KnowCasino

NZ DIA Releases Quarterly Statistics for Pokies  KnowCasino

The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs released its quarterly statistics for Pokies (slot machines). Read more here.

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Posted: March 12, 2019, 8:00 pm

SkyCity's big money online casino plans upset minister - Stuff.co.nz

SkyCity's big money online casino plans upset minister  Stuff.co.nz

​SkyCity will exploit a gap in the law to launch a European-based online casino later this year, and the Government is powerless to stop it. It's estimated up to ...

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Posted: March 10, 2019, 9:00 pm

Revealed: Punters losing $11,803 an hour on Northern Territory pokies - NT News

Revealed: Punters losing $11,803 an hour on Northern Territory pokies  NT News

TERRITORY punters have lost a whopping 103 million on poker machines in the past year — the equivalent of 283279 a day or 11803 an hour.

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Posted: March 3, 2019, 9:00 pm

Pokie spend media release - Scoop.co.nz

Pokie spend media release  Scoop.co.nz

Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand (GMANZ). Quarterly statistics press release 1st March 2019. An increase in Gaming Machine Proceeds (GMP) ...

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Posted: March 1, 2019, 9:00 pm

Sports betting and 'pokies' big movers as gambling spend increases by $49 million - Stuff.co.nz

Sports betting and 'pokies' big movers as gambling spend increases by $49 million  Stuff.co.nz

The huge sum of money "is not coming from a lot of people spending a little bit - it's coming from a few people who are spending a lot".

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Posted: February 28, 2019, 9:00 pm

Submissions will be allowed on SkyCity Hamilton's application for more pokies - New Zealand Herald

Submissions will be allowed on SkyCity Hamilton's application for more pokies  New Zealand Herald

Plan to swap three blackjack tables at Hamilton's casino for 60 extra pokies machines.

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Posted: February 22, 2019, 9:00 pm

'Sinking lid' imposed on pokie machines in Tauranga - New Zealand Herald

'Sinking lid' imposed on pokie machines in Tauranga  New Zealand Herald

The number of pokie machines in Tauranga is only going to get smaller. From March 14, no new gambling machines or venues will be approved following ...

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Posted: February 14, 2019, 9:00 pm

SkyCity Hamilton application to add 60 pokies, lose three blackjack tables to face public hearing - Stuff.co.nz

SkyCity Hamilton application to add 60 pokies, lose three blackjack tables to face public hearing  Stuff.co.nz

SkyCity Hamilton's application to swap 3 blackjack tables for 60 pokie machines will face a public hearing.

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Posted: February 8, 2019, 9:00 pm

Woman charged with leaving baby in hot car to play pokies at Papamoa Beach - New Zealand Herald

Woman charged with leaving baby in hot car to play pokies at Papamoa Beach  New Zealand Herald

A woman has been charged after leaving a baby in a car last week. The baby was left unattended in a vehicle on Gravatt Road, Papamoa Beach on January 31.

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Posted: February 4, 2019, 9:00 pm

Baby found in hot car as mum played pokies at TAB in Papamoa - New Zealand Herald

Baby found in hot car as mum played pokies at TAB in Papamoa  New Zealand Herald

As a baby left in a hot car cried and cried, members of the public searched for its mother - and found her playing on a pokie machine at a nearby TAB.

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Posted: January 31, 2019, 9:00 pm

CCTV shows patron attack robbers in pokies venue - ABC News

CCTV shows patron attack robbers in pokies venue  ABC News

Police release CCTV of a patron attacking a machete-wielding man who was attempting to rob a gaming venue in St Albans in Melbourne's west.

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Posted: January 28, 2019, 9:00 pm

CCTV shows moment pokies patron takes down machete-wielding robber in Melbourne - ABC News

CCTV shows moment pokies patron takes down machete-wielding robber in Melbourne  ABC News

A poker machine patron fights back when a would-be robber tries to hold up a gaming venue in Melbourne, punching the offender's head and trying to kick a ...

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Posted: January 28, 2019, 9:00 pm

SkyCity Hamilton wants to swap 3 blackjack tables for 60 pokie machines - Waikato Times

SkyCity Hamilton wants to swap 3 blackjack tables for 60 pokie machines  Waikato Times

SkyCity's bid to swap tables for "misery machines" has outraged the mayor of Hamilton.

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Posted: January 18, 2019, 9:00 pm

Councillor critical of Sky City wanting to add 60 more pokie machines to its Hamilton casino - TVNZ

Councillor critical of Sky City wanting to add 60 more pokie machines to its Hamilton casino  TVNZ

A Hamilton City Councillor has attacked a proposal by Sky City to get approval for 60 additional pokie machines at its Hamilton casino, claiming the machines ...

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Posted: January 15, 2019, 9:00 pm

Proposal to change Tauranga's pokies policy gets thumbs down - New Zealand Herald

Proposal to change Tauranga's pokies policy gets thumbs down  New Zealand Herald

Tauranga City councillors have been urged to ditch a plan to adopt a sinking lid gambling policy by some community groups who fear their major funding source ...

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Posted: December 14, 2018, 9:00 pm

Reduced cap for pokie machines proposed for Nelson - Nelson Mail

Reduced cap for pokie machines proposed for Nelson  Nelson Mail

Rules for pokie machines in Nelson are set to be toughened with a reduced total cap and fewer machines for new venues.

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Posted: December 7, 2018, 9:00 pm

Waikato woman accused of leaving baby to suffer dehydration while playing pokies - New Zealand Herald

Waikato woman accused of leaving baby to suffer dehydration while playing pokies  New Zealand Herald

A baby left in a car while her caregiver allegedly played pokie machines suffered dehydration, court documents show. Ōtorohanga woman Kalota Palu, 23, ...

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Posted: November 26, 2018, 9:00 pm

Dunedin's pokies make $17m - Otago Daily Times

Dunedin's pokies make $17m  Otago Daily Times

Gaming machines in Dunedin are making more than $17 million profit a year despite a drop in the number of machines and venues. Department of Internal ...

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Posted: November 25, 2018, 9:00 pm

Local Focus: Gaming machines lose out to Gisborne community protests - New Zealand Herald

Local Focus: Gaming machines lose out to Gisborne community protests  New Zealand Herald

A Gisborne community group has risen up and shut down a hotel after objecting to troubles associated with its gaming machines. Ka Pai Kaiti Trust manager ...

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Posted: November 19, 2018, 9:00 pm

Woman hits jackpot as baby swelters in car in Hamilton carpark - Stuff.co.nz

Woman hits jackpot as baby swelters in car in Hamilton carpark  Stuff.co.nz

A two-month-old baby was left in a locked car for two hours as its caregiver hit the pokies.

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Posted: November 16, 2018, 9:00 pm

Dunedin mayor wants local councils in control of gambling machine policies - 'Communities have no power' - TVNZ

Dunedin mayor wants local councils in control of gambling machine policies - 'Communities have no power'  TVNZ

Dunedin mayor Dave Cull says local councils can't protect their communities from problem gambling because they lack the ability to alter government policies.

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Posted: October 28, 2018, 8:00 pm

Plan to introduce sinking lid on Tauranga pokies 'brilliant' and 'nonsense' - New Zealand Herald

Plan to introduce sinking lid on Tauranga pokies 'brilliant' and 'nonsense'  New Zealand Herald

When Belinda Sullivan sees the bright lights of a pokie machine saying "jackpot" her breath quickens and it takes everything inside her to turn away. Sullivan is a ...

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Posted: October 24, 2018, 8:00 pm

Tauranga City Council proposes ban on new pokies in Tauranga - New Zealand Herald

Tauranga City Council proposes ban on new pokies in Tauranga  New Zealand Herald

The first step toward slowly eliminating pokies in Tauranga has been proposed by Tauranga City Council. No new gambling venues can set up, no new pokies ...

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Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:00 pm

Wellington City Council considers pushing pokies out of poor suburbs - Stuff.co.nz

Wellington City Council considers pushing pokies out of poor suburbs  Stuff.co.nz

A policy that could push pokies from poor suburbs to CBD being considered by councillors.

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Posted: September 16, 2018, 7:00 pm

Time out for pokie venues to raise awareness of problem gambling - New Zealand Herald

Time out for pokie venues to raise awareness of problem gambling  New Zealand Herald

Pokie machines at a dozen venues in Hawke's Bay will be turned off for one hour next week to raise awareness of problem gambling. The move is part of the ...

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Posted: September 3, 2018, 7:00 pm

Report suggests lifting New Zealand Racing Board pokie ban - Stuff.co.nz

Report suggests lifting New Zealand Racing Board pokie ban  Stuff.co.nz

Racing report's proposal could see millions of pokie grants switch from sport and charity to horse racing.

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Posted: September 1, 2018, 7:00 pm

Taranaki club volunteers to hit pause on pokies for awareness campaign - Taranaki Daily News

Taranaki club volunteers to hit pause on pokies for awareness campaign  Taranaki Daily News

A Taranaki club could forfeit "quite a bit of money" in a bid to raise awareness about problem gambling.

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Posted: August 31, 2018, 7:00 pm

70 New Zealand venues temporarily 'pausing their pokies' for gambling awareness - Newshub

70 New Zealand venues temporarily 'pausing their pokies' for gambling awareness  Newshub

Over 70 pubs and clubs in New Zealand will be "pausing their pokies" for an hour next month to raise awareness of gambling addiction. Venues from Bluff to ...

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Posted: August 21, 2018, 7:00 pm

Gaming machine proceeds stack up to over $800 million every year - Stuff.co.nz

Gaming machine proceeds stack up to over $800 million every year  Stuff.co.nz

For years, Kiwis have been spending over $800m annually at gaming machines, excluding casinos.

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Posted: May 28, 2018, 7:00 pm

Far North hotel dumps pokies after young mum leaves baby alone outside - New Zealand Herald

Far North hotel dumps pokies after young mum leaves baby alone outside  New Zealand Herald

A Far North pub is throwing out its pokie machines after a young mum left her baby alone outside the venue while gambling. Rawene Masonic Hotel owner Glen ...

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Posted: May 28, 2018, 7:00 pm

Where pokie money goes - Gisborne Herald

Where pokie money goes  Gisborne Herald

by Jonathan Rush Published: May 28, 2018 1:31PM. Call for councils to stop accessing gambling money. Call for councils to stop accessing gambling money.

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Posted: May 28, 2018, 7:00 pm

Northland pokie spend up more than $820000 on same period last year - DIA - New Zealand Herald

Northland pokie spend up more than $820000 on same period last year - DIA  New Zealand Herald

The number of pokies in Northland has gone down in the last year, but spend is up.

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Posted: May 3, 2018, 7:00 pm

Australians Are the World’s Biggest Gambling Losers, and Some Seek Action - The New York Times

Australians Are the World’s Biggest Gambling Losers, and Some Seek Action  The New York Times

The average Australian adult loses around $900 to gambling each year — more than double the rate of Americans — and electronic gaming machines are ...

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Posted: April 8, 2018, 7:00 pm

Experts call for pokies to be banned in New Zealand pubs and clubs - Stuff.co.nz

Experts call for pokies to be banned in New Zealand pubs and clubs  Stuff.co.nz

Experts are calling for a ban on electronic gaming machines in pubs and clubs across New Zealand. While opening an International Gambling Conference in ...

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Posted: February 13, 2018, 9:00 pm

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New Online Casino Pokies for Australia & New Zealand – NissiCasino.com  Bitcoinist

Nissi Casino delivers a modern and exciting iGaming experience. The online casino is owned and operated in Australia & New Zealand and already boasts a ...

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Posted: February 10, 2018, 9:00 pm

As a problem gambler, I can see pokies are a plague on NZ - Stuff.co.nz

As a problem gambler, I can see pokies are a plague on NZ  Stuff.co.nz

I've spent 20 years playing pokies, propped up by an industry that benefits from my misery.

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Posted: October 10, 2017, 8:00 pm

Fewer machines but more money through West Auckland pokies - Stuff.co.nz

Fewer machines but more money through West Auckland pokies  Stuff.co.nz

West Aucklanders are pouring more than $100000 a day into pokies, despite there being fewer machines.

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Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:00 pm

New Zealand Mobile Casinos 2019 - Real Money Apps & Pokies - CardsChat.com

New Zealand Mobile Casinos 2019 - Real Money Apps & Pokies  CardsChat.com

We bring you the best NZ mobile casinos. Play Pokies, Blackjack, Roulette casino games anywhere with our recommended New Zealand mobile casino apps for ...

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Posted: September 2, 2015, 10:59 pm

Poor communities feed pokies most - New Zealand Herald

Poor communities feed pokies most  New Zealand Herald

Some of the country's poorest communities are feeding the most money into pokies, new data has revealed.

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