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Pokie Spending At Its Lowest in New Zealand

Responsible gambling advocates across New Zealand have recently been concerned about rising rates of problem gambling across the country. Over the course of the past five years, pokie spending has been rising significantly – but things have taken on a different direction recently. According to Radio New Zealand, pokie spending is now at the lowest…

Hastings District Upholds Sinking Lid Policy

This week, the Hastings District Council decided to uphold its sinking lid policy on the number of poker machines in the area. Despite requests from local gaming organizations to allow the addition of new pokies, the council decided that it would be best to aim to reduce the number of games over time. Council members…

Councillor Wants to Extend Dunedin Sinking Lid Policy

This week, Dunedin City Council decided to impose a sinking lid policy on pokies in the South Dunedin area. While this has been seen as a positive step forward in the quest to curb problem gambling rates, some individuals believe that the sinking lid policy should apply to the whole city. The new sinking lid…

Problem Gambling Foundation Wants Sinking Lid Policy in Hamilton

The Problem Gambling Foundation in Hamilton wants local politicians to take a stricter stance on poker machines. The group is putting pressure on Hamilton to enact a sinking lid policy, which would have no exceptions and would aim to reduce the number of games in the city over time. In Hamilton, the city council has…

Community Groups Concerned About New Sinking Lid Policy

In Auckland, city councillors have recently decided to impose a sinking lid policy on poker machines. The provision will aim to reduce problem gambling rates in the city, but local community groups are not entirely sure that this is the best course of action for achieving this goal. One of the main purposes of poker…

Sinking Lid Policy Passed in Auckland

For months, Auckland residents have worked hard to convince the local council to impose a sinking lid policy on poker machines. After reviewing nearly 10000 submissions, Auckland Council has decided that introducing a sinking lid policy in the city would be an effective way to reduce problem gambling rates. “This is a victory for Auckland…

Gaming Trusts Defend Pokies

In Tararua, city councillors are faced with a debate over the effect of poker machines on problem gambling rates. While the Tararua District Council wishes to impose a sinking lid in order to reduce the prevalence of gambling addiction, local gaming trusts claim the policy would be ineffective because there is a lack of evidence…

Sinking Lid Policy May Be Passed in Dunedin

Across New Zealand, residents are showing their support for sinking lid policies on pokie machines. First, Auckland residents started a campaign in support of the legislation. Now, Dunedin is working hard to get a sinking lid policy passed. The Dunedin City Council was the first stop for the legislation, and it saw positive results. The…

NZ Community Groups Concerned About Sinking Lid

Many Aucklanders have shown their support for a sinking lid policy on poker machines in the city – but community groups are not so pleased about the prospect of reducing the number of pokies. The Lion Foundation and other community trusts are concerned that fewer pokies will result in less funding. If you are unfamiliar…

Would A Sinking Lid Policy Disadvantage Community Groups?

New Zealand’s Racing Board recently met with the Auckland City Council to discuss the potential sinking lid policy. Over the course of the past year, local residents have fought hard to pass this policy, but the Racing Board does not believe that it is the best course of action. According to SkyCity’s convention centre deal,…