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Another Gaming Trust Fails to Pay Up

Poker machine operators are required to donate a portion of their profits to the local community. Organizations across the country depend on the funds donated from gaming trusts; however, some companies have held back, refusing to donate their fair share to local community groups. This time, the Constellation Communities Trust has withheld $45 000 in…

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….

Nelson Mayor Does Not Want Pokies Funding

With gaming reforms on the horizon, it is wise for football clubs and other public organizations to secure funding from other sources besides pokies. Alternative funding will create less dependence on poker machine revenue and less resistance to reforms. Nelson Mayor Aldo Miccio has adopted this attitude and is applying it to the football team…

NZ Pokies Funding Laws Need Reviewing

A great deal of organizations and charities across New Zealand benefit from poker machine funding; however, there seems to be some unfair treatment lurking beneath the surface of the scheme. In a recent interview, Francis Wevers, formerly of the Community Gaming Association (CGA), uncovers some of these transgressions and makes a case for a review…

Pokies Donate 2% to Charity

According to a new report by researchers at Monash University, pokies do not contribute as much money to charity as the public has been led to believe. It seems that the amount of money that is lost on pokies in the first place overshadow the contributes made to local charities and not-for-profit organizations across the…

Sports Benefit Most from Pokies Funding

When it comes to sports funding, there is mounting concern that clubs are becoming too dependent on funds donated from poker machine revenue. With local governments seeking to implement caps on poker machines and sinking lid policies, it may be time for sports clubs to seek out other financial resources, but some are concerned that…