Thousands make submissions on TAB and pokie venues


The Auckland Council has received more than 9,500 submissions from individuals, sports clubs, anti-gambling groups, community clubs and gaming trusts for its gambling venue policies.  The council’s draft New Zealand Racing Board (TAB) Venue Policy and draft Class 4 Gambling (Pokie) Venue Policy requires all councils to have policies on whether to allow new TAB or Class 4 venues in their area. Public hearings will be held in the next few months and the new policies adopted soon after.