Friday, 5 July 2013
Problem gambling service providers call on Te Ururoa Flavell to withdraw bill
Service providers and academics have now considered the Select Committee report to parliament and the changes proposed to Te Ururoa Flavell’s Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Casinos face challenge to pay back stolen money
A Green Party bill to force casinos to pay back some of the proceeds of crime they receive through gambling was drawn from the ballot today.
By Green Party
Friday, 10 August 2012
Dunne launches consultation on gambling harm services
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today announced the release of a Ministry of Health consultation document on services it proposes to purchase to prevent and minimise gambling harm over the next few years.
Friday, 27 July 2012
Gaming machines down, expenditure up
Figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs show that in the year ended 30 June 2012 the number of gaming machines in the country’s 1400 pubs and clubs decreased by 366 or 2 per cent from 18,309 to 17,943, venues declined by 1.5 per cent from 1421 to 1400 and there were 361 licence holders compared with 364 a year earlier.
Thursday, 26 July 2012
Gambling Commission reappointments
Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain today announced the reappointment of two members of the Gambling Commission – Graeme Reeves as Chief Gambling Commissioner and Paul Stanley as Gambling Commissioner.
Monday, 23 July 2012
New Zealand Poker Tour returns to Queenstown for fourth season QUEENSTOWN
— SKYCITY Queenstown Casino is playing host to poker players from around the world for the fourth season of the Pokerstars.net NZPT Queenstown – SKYCITY Snowfest from 24 – 29 July.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Gaming machines shut down
Gaming machines operated by Grassroots Trust in 21 pubs* will shut down for 16 days after the society failed to comply with gambling laws.
Monday, 16 July 2012
Greens seek crackdown on illicit casino proceeds
The Green Party has drafted a Bill that would require casinos to pay back the some of the proceeds of crime they receive through gambling.
Monday, 9 July 2012
Auckland gets Waikato and BOP Gambling Proceeds
A pokies trust which earns nearly half its proceeds from Waikato and Bay of Plenty gamblers is giving most of its grants to groups in Auckland, Green Party gambling spokesperson Denise Roche has revealed.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
National's shonky pokies deal on the ropes
The shonky deal between National and SkyCity must immediately go on hold until the Auditor-General’s investigation into the convention centre tendering process is complete, says Labour Leader David Shearer.
SkyCity deal should go on hold during Attorney General inquiry
The Green Party is calling for an immediate hold on all negotiations over the Skycity convention centre deal as the Auditor General investigates the process which led to the casino being chosen to build the centre.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Sport NZ must stop lobbying against Gambling Bill
Crown owned entities such as Sport New Zealand should not be involved in lobbying on behalf of pokie trusts, Green Party gambling spokesperson Denise Roche said today.
Monday, 4 June 2012
Charities Commission intervention in gambling crackdown inappropriate
The Charities Commission must urgently retract an email it sent out to charitable organisations ramping up opposition to legislation designed to crack down on gambling, says Labour’s Internal Affairs Spokesperson Ruth Dyson.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Let people power determine pokie numbers, says problem gambling expert
A gambling bill set to give councils and local communities the power to determine pokie machine numbers has been strongly endorsed by director of AUT University’s Gambling and Addictions Research Centre, Professor Max Abbott.
Labour delivers Kiwis' views on pokies deal to Key
Labour has today delivered to John Key almost 1000 submissions from New Zealanders expressing their strong opposition to his deal with Sky City which would allow it to put more pokies in its casino in return for a convention centre, says Labour Leader David Shearer.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Poker Tournament to return to Queenstown
After great success over the past three years, the Pokerstars.net NZPT Queenstown – SKYCITY Snowfest is returning to SKYCITY Queenstown Casino from 24-29 July 2012.
Saturday, 28 April 2012
SkyCity's host responsibility initiatives questioned
The Problem Gambling Foundation says the proposal by SkyCity to introduce host responsibility initiatives is a move to make the ‘convention centre for pokies deal’ more palatable.
Friday, 27 April 2012
Pokie expenditure drops in first quarter
Gaming machine expenditure in the country’s 1400 pubs and clubs in the first three months of 2012 was almost 8 per cent down on the last three months of 2011, continuing the trend that occurs over summer.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Auckland Council asked to oppose the Pokies-for -Convention Centre deal AUCKLAND CITY
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
SkyCity deal will harm wider community
SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison is making desperate claims in an effort to minimise the harm SkyCitys operations cause the wider community, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
SkyCity deal will harm wider community
SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison is making desperate claims in an effort to minimise the harm SkyCity's operations cause the wider community, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.
Monday, 16 April 2012
SkyCity profits from proceeds of crime
The Government should can its convention centre deal with SkyCity and instead strengthen the gambling law to stop casinos benefiting from the proceeds of crime, the Green Party said today.