Tag Archive: New Zealand pokies news

Pub Charity Rejects Anglican Pokie Grant Applications

Pub Charity is one of the biggest gaming trusts in New Zealand, providing pokie grants to all types of not-for-profit organizations. This week, the trust has stopped accepting grant applications from Anglican-associated organizations, causing a uproar among gaming industry professionals. The scandal hit the media when a rejection letter from Pub Charity to Christchurch Cathedral…

Club Loses License for Depending Solely on Pokies

In New Zealand, clubs and pubs are permitted to host poker machines to entertain their customers. However, owners must ensure that these activities do not account for the majority of their profits. Unfortunately for the Galaxy Function Centre in Otara, its pokies were the profitable part of the venue, resulting in the loss of its…

Consultation Held for NZ Pokies Bill

New Zealand’s Harm Reduction Bill is aimed at ensuring that poker machines across the country do as little harm as possible to players. It promotes responsibility and its sponsors hope that the legislation will reduce problem gambling rates across the country. This week, a consultation on the bill was held, during which individuals and organizations…

Pokies Suspended After Club Fails to Exclude Problem Gambler

The Department of Internal Affairs has taken a more active role in encouraging responsible gambling in New Zealand. As its first order of business, the DIA has suspended the operation of poker machines at McGinty’s Turf and Sports Bar, after an employee failed to place a problem gambler in its self-exclusion program. The suspension is…

Mana Party Protests Galaxy Pokies

For the past 8 months, local fast food restaurant has been operating 18 poker machines illegally. Even though their license was suspended in December 2011, the venue’s pokies continue to accept wagers, taking in $48 000 per year. Now, the Mana Party has had enough, and is asking that the government intervene and have the…

New Zealand Pokies Bill Gaining Support

New Zealand’s Harm Reduction Bill is aimed at giving local councillors more power when it comes to dictating how the country’s pokies market is run. The Auckland Council has expressed its support for the bill, as plenty of other cities across New Zealand get on board with the idea of reducing potential harm from pokies….

Should Unlicensed Pokies Be Removed?

In New Zealand, a growing concern for problem gambling activists is the issue of unlicensed poker machines. It seems that poker machines operators who have had their licenses cancelled can continue to operator while reapplying. Many residents view this as a dangerous gaming loophole and would like to see it closed. Currently, Galaxy Takeaways has…

NZ Pokies To Donate 80% Of Profits

The Harm Reduction Bill that has recently been introduced into the country’s legislation process has many local charities and not-for-profit groups worried. While the bill aims to aid the community at large by reducing problem gambling rates, it also means that charities could receive less funding from poker machine profits. However, local politicians assure organizations…

Could Clubs Suffer From New Pokies Bill?

In New Zealand, politicians are considering the idea of passing a bill that would eventually reduce the overall number of poker machines in the country. It would not give local city councillors the power the limit how many poker machines can exist in an area; they would also be able to get rid of pokies….

Are Pokies An Essential Part of Life in New Zealand?

A recent report in The Northern Advocate expresses the opinion of a New Zealand pub owner, who believes that poker machines are not only an important part of life in New Zealand; he also believes that they benefit society. Peter Gardner, Manager of the Grand Hotel in central Whangarei, believes that poker machines are beneficial…

Tag Archive: New Zealand pokies news

Pub Charity Rejects Anglican Pokie Grant Applications

Pub Charity is one of the biggest gaming trusts in New Zealand, providing pokie grants to all types of not-for-profit organizations. This week, the trust has stopped accepting grant applications from Anglican-associated organizations, causing a uproar among gaming industry professionals. The scandal hit the media when a rejection letter from Pub Charity to Christchurch Cathedral…

Club Loses License for Depending Solely on Pokies

In New Zealand, clubs and pubs are permitted to host poker machines to entertain their customers. However, owners must ensure that these activities do not account for the majority of their profits. Unfortunately for the Galaxy Function Centre in Otara, its pokies were the profitable part of the venue, resulting in the loss of its…

Consultation Held for NZ Pokies Bill

New Zealand’s Harm Reduction Bill is aimed at ensuring that poker machines across the country do as little harm as possible to players. It promotes responsibility and its sponsors hope that the legislation will reduce problem gambling rates across the country. This week, a consultation on the bill was held, during which individuals and organizations…

Pokies Suspended After Club Fails to Exclude Problem Gambler

The Department of Internal Affairs has taken a more active role in encouraging responsible gambling in New Zealand. As its first order of business, the DIA has suspended the operation of poker machines at McGinty’s Turf and Sports Bar, after an employee failed to place a problem gambler in its self-exclusion program. The suspension is…

Mana Party Protests Galaxy Pokies

For the past 8 months, local fast food restaurant has been operating 18 poker machines illegally. Even though their license was suspended in December 2011, the venue’s pokies continue to accept wagers, taking in $48 000 per year. Now, the Mana Party has had enough, and is asking that the government intervene and have the…

New Zealand Pokies Bill Gaining Support

New Zealand’s Harm Reduction Bill is aimed at giving local councillors more power when it comes to dictating how the country’s pokies market is run. The Auckland Council has expressed its support for the bill, as plenty of other cities across New Zealand get on board with the idea of reducing potential harm from pokies….

Should Unlicensed Pokies Be Removed?

In New Zealand, a growing concern for problem gambling activists is the issue of unlicensed poker machines. It seems that poker machines operators who have had their licenses cancelled can continue to operator while reapplying. Many residents view this as a dangerous gaming loophole and would like to see it closed. Currently, Galaxy Takeaways has…

NZ Pokies To Donate 80% Of Profits

The Harm Reduction Bill that has recently been introduced into the country’s legislation process has many local charities and not-for-profit groups worried. While the bill aims to aid the community at large by reducing problem gambling rates, it also means that charities could receive less funding from poker machine profits. However, local politicians assure organizations…

Could Clubs Suffer From New Pokies Bill?

In New Zealand, politicians are considering the idea of passing a bill that would eventually reduce the overall number of poker machines in the country. It would not give local city councillors the power the limit how many poker machines can exist in an area; they would also be able to get rid of pokies….

Are Pokies An Essential Part of Life in New Zealand?

A recent report in The Northern Advocate expresses the opinion of a New Zealand pub owner, who believes that poker machines are not only an important part of life in New Zealand; he also believes that they benefit society. Peter Gardner, Manager of the Grand Hotel in central Whangarei, believes that poker machines are beneficial…

Tag Archive: New Zealand pokies news

Pub Charity Rejects Anglican Pokie Grant Applications

Pub Charity is one of the biggest gaming trusts in New Zealand, providing pokie grants to all types of not-for-profit organizations. This week, the trust has stopped accepting grant applications from Anglican-associated organizations, causing a uproar among gaming industry professionals. The scandal hit the media when a rejection letter from Pub Charity to Christchurch Cathedral…

Club Loses License for Depending Solely on Pokies

In New Zealand, clubs and pubs are permitted to host poker machines to entertain their customers. However, owners must ensure that these activities do not account for the majority of their profits. Unfortunately for the Galaxy Function Centre in Otara, its pokies were the profitable part of the venue, resulting in the loss of its…

Consultation Held for NZ Pokies Bill

New Zealand’s Harm Reduction Bill is aimed at ensuring that poker machines across the country do as little harm as possible to players. It promotes responsibility and its sponsors hope that the legislation will reduce problem gambling rates across the country. This week, a consultation on the bill was held, during which individuals and organizations…

Pokies Suspended After Club Fails to Exclude Problem Gambler

The Department of Internal Affairs has taken a more active role in encouraging responsible gambling in New Zealand. As its first order of business, the DIA has suspended the operation of poker machines at McGinty’s Turf and Sports Bar, after an employee failed to place a problem gambler in its self-exclusion program. The suspension is…

Mana Party Protests Galaxy Pokies

For the past 8 months, local fast food restaurant has been operating 18 poker machines illegally. Even though their license was suspended in December 2011, the venue’s pokies continue to accept wagers, taking in $48 000 per year. Now, the Mana Party has had enough, and is asking that the government intervene and have the…

New Zealand Pokies Bill Gaining Support

New Zealand’s Harm Reduction Bill is aimed at giving local councillors more power when it comes to dictating how the country’s pokies market is run. The Auckland Council has expressed its support for the bill, as plenty of other cities across New Zealand get on board with the idea of reducing potential harm from pokies….

Should Unlicensed Pokies Be Removed?

In New Zealand, a growing concern for problem gambling activists is the issue of unlicensed poker machines. It seems that poker machines operators who have had their licenses cancelled can continue to operator while reapplying. Many residents view this as a dangerous gaming loophole and would like to see it closed. Currently, Galaxy Takeaways has…

NZ Pokies To Donate 80% Of Profits

The Harm Reduction Bill that has recently been introduced into the country’s legislation process has many local charities and not-for-profit groups worried. While the bill aims to aid the community at large by reducing problem gambling rates, it also means that charities could receive less funding from poker machine profits. However, local politicians assure organizations…

Could Clubs Suffer From New Pokies Bill?

In New Zealand, politicians are considering the idea of passing a bill that would eventually reduce the overall number of poker machines in the country. It would not give local city councillors the power the limit how many poker machines can exist in an area; they would also be able to get rid of pokies….

Are Pokies An Essential Part of Life in New Zealand?

A recent report in The Northern Advocate expresses the opinion of a New Zealand pub owner, who believes that poker machines are not only an important part of life in New Zealand; he also believes that they benefit society. Peter Gardner, Manager of the Grand Hotel in central Whangarei, believes that poker machines are beneficial…