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Hutt City Council’s conflict of interest on pokies

Thursday, 11 March 2010, 9:47 am | GamblingWatch

The decision by Hutt City Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee to allow the maximum possible number of pokie machines in the city has been sharply criticized by a gambling issues lobby group. More >>

Figures show gambling losses massively high

Wednesday, 18 February 2009, 3:22 pm | GamblingWatch

The latest gambling statistics show that the exposure of Kiwis to the last decade’s massively high loss levels has continued, says gambling issues group GamblingWatch. More >>

Reliance on gambling funds - losers all round

Thursday, 16 October 2008, 11:25 am | GamblingWatch

Gambling issues lobby group GamblingWatch has criticised “successive governments for forcing sports and community groups to develop an unhealthy reliance on uncertain gambling money for their existence.” More >>

Dunne an apologist for the gambling industry

Tuesday, 20 March 2007, 4:54 pm | GamblingWatch

A recent speech by United Future leader Peter Dunne MP claiming that there is no evidence linking gambling addiction problems to pokie machines has been described as “unadulterated rubbish” by a gambling issues lobby group. More >>

Uneven regional response to new pokie laws

Monday, 30 October 2006, 11:11 am | GamblingWatch

The latest pokie machine figures show that the Gambling Act, introduced 3 years ago (22/9/03) has had an uneven effect on machine numbers across the country. Analysis of the figures by gambling issues lobby group, GamblingWatch shows that all regions ... More >>

Record pokie increases despite new laws

Monday, 30 October 2006, 9:48 am | GamblingWatch

Three years on from the introduction of the new Gambling Act, designed 'to control the growth of gambling', sixteen local authority areas have recorded increases in the numbers of pokie machines within their boundaries. [Act commenced on 22nd September ... More >>

Slaps casino over face with wet bus ticket

Wednesday, 18 October 2006, 2:39 pm | GamblingWatch

New Zealand’s gambling watchdog, the Gambling Commission, as been sharply criticised for only handing out a two-day license suspension to the Dunedin Casino, after the gambling company was found to have allowed a problem gambler to have gambled $6.6 ... More >>

Gambling and crime links

Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 11:10 am | GamblingWatch

An interesting news item appeared in the ‘Herald on Sunday’ (14/5/06) reporting that Wellington lobbyist firm Saunders Unsworth, in its “skite-bag” highlights that it ‘facilitated….retaining the casino regulatory regime, “in the face of several populist ... More >>