Gambling opponents in New Zealand have raised concerns of casinos turning into “pokie dens” after the operator of Dunedin’s Grand Casino applied to vary its operator’s license by removing a mandatory requirement to have at least one gaming table open between noon and 6pm.
New Zealand’s Problem Gambling Foundation head Andree Froude has raised concerns over the amount being spent on gaming machines (pokie) in South Auckland, after figures showed the region recorded NZ$21 million non profits in 21Q1.
SkyCity Entertainment said its Adelaide casino will remain closed until at least July 27 after the South Australian government extended its restrictions due to a new Covid cluster.
New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment said it has been given a three-year extension to the long-stop date for the completion of a convention centre at its flagship Auckland property.
New Zealand Racing Minister Grant Robinson has been criticized for his appointment of one of the members of the Racing Integrity Board, who reportedly has links with a trainer known for doping related infractions.
Up until last year, New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) allowed pokie machine operators to break government regulations for 17 years, according to reports.
A new plan by New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs to publish the pub-by-pub statistics of pokie machine turnover has been met with backlash.
There’s good news and bad news from the Accor announcement that it’s launching a massive recruitment drive to fill more than 1,000 jobs in Australia and New Zealand.
Hamilton City Council is pushing for SkyCity Entertainment's casino in the city to return more revenue to the local community.