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GAMBLING

Gaming machines down, expenditure up

Friday 27 July 2012, 8:47PM
By Department of Internal Affairs
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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.

Gaming machine expenditure in the same period rose $1.7 million to $857.7 million. Expenditure of $212.2 million in the second quarter of 2012 was 3.5 per cent less or $7.7 million than in the same period of 2011 but 4 per cent up on the $203.7 million for the first three months of this year.

The spending is captured through the electronic monitoring of non-casino gaming machines (EMS), which became fully operational in March 2007, enabling the Department to track and monitor operations, ensure the integrity of games and the accurate accounting of money.

     Non-casino GM spending by Society Type – April - June 2012
Society Type           Total GMP Quarter        % of Total
Non-Club              184,122,548.03        86.8%
Sports Clubs            3,741,520.56        1.8%
Chartered Clubs    16,969,661.17        8.0%
RSAs                          7,328,869.05        3.5%
Total Club                28,040,050.78        13.2%
Total All                  212,162,598.81        100.0%


Non-casino GM spending in quarter ended
30 June 2012             $212.2 m
31 March 2012            $203.7 m
31 December 2011         $220.4 m
30 September 2011        $221.4 m
30 June 2011             $219.9 m
31 March 2011            $205.1 m
31 December 2010         $215.8 m
30 September 2010        $215.2 m
30 June 2010             $209.8 m
31 March 2010            $199.9 m
31 December 2009         $218.8 m
30 September 2009        $220.7 m
30 June 2009             $217.3 m
31 March 2009            $208.7 m
31 December 2008         $230.7  m
30 September 2008        $232.3 m
30 June 2008             $231 m
31 March 2008            $218.5 m
31 December 2007         $245.3 m
30 September 2007        $243.5 m
30 June 2007             $237.7 m

Licensed gambling operations in pubs and clubs

Date        Licence holders     Venues  Gaming machines
30 June 2012    361               1400    17,943
31 March 2012   359               1403    18,001
31 Dec 2011     360               1410    18,133
30 Sept 2011    360               1409    18,167
30 June 2011    364               1421    18,309
31 March 2011   365               1430    18,484
31 Dec 2010     367               1443    18,681
30 Sept 2010    369               1438    18,601
30 June 2010    370               1455    18,944
31 March 2010   374               1470    19,115
31 Dec 2009     378               1491    19,359
30 Sept 2009    377               1486    19,296
30 June 2009    384               1501    19,479
31 March 2009   394               1527    19,739
31 Dec 2008     399               1537    19,879
30 Sept 2008    405               1551    20,025
30 June 2008    415               1552    19,856
31 March 2008   421               1569    20,018
31 Dec 2007     428               1585    20,182
30 Sept 2007    435               1593    20,163
30 June 2007    439               1598    20,120

Further information, including numbers of venues, machines and expenditure by territorial authority and changes in the quarter, is available from the Department’s Gaming Statistics web page at: www.dia.govt.nz. The figures are based on territorial authority boundaries that existed prior to the new Auckland super city.