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Auckland Council votes to keep the lid on pokies

Auckland Council has voted to keep its sinking lid policy for pokie machines in the region. Deputy Chair Josephine Bartley said it was the only option the council had to prevent new pokie machine venues from opening.
NSW may move toward mandated cashless pokies

Victor Dominello: NSW’s evangelist of digitization

Victor Dominello, 53, is the New South Wales Minister for Customer Service. His portfolio includes oversight of gambling in the state, and he is shaking up the pokies industry with bold initiatives.
NSW may move toward mandated cashless pokies

NSW may move toward mandated cashless pokies

Patrons of poker machines in the state of New South Wales may soon be required to register for government-issued gambling cards and to be...
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NZ pokies association slams gambling cost report

The Gaming Association of New Zealand has criticized a report released this week that claims the gambling sector is costing industry millions, saying it is a serious misrepresentation of the facts.

NZ gaming industry ready to reopen

New Zealand’s pubs and taverns are preparing to welcome players back to their gaming rooms, with the country likely to further ease COVID-19 restrictions...

Charities hit as pokie dollars dry up

In New Zealand a body distributing tens of millions of dollars of profits from gaming machines in pubs and clubs has stopped giving grants...

Lawmakers discuss lifting moratorium on poker machines

Saipan lawmakers are considering lifting a moratorium on poker machines to help make up for the shortfall in casino revenues.  During an informal meeting to...

Timaru District struggles with gaming machine limits

Timaru District councillors voted to keep the number of gaming machines for new venues limited to seven, a lower limit than the Gambling Act allows.
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Do cashless pokies cause higher losses?

When it comes to gambling, Australians are the world’s biggest losers. Based on average losses, in 2017 every person lost the equivalent of AU$1,000. 

SkyCity tackles licensing hurdles

SkyCity Entertainment is grappling with capacity issues, as licensing regulations in New Zealand make expansion of its properties difficult. 

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Puducherry government urges blanket ban on online gambling

The Puducherry union territory government has urged the union government to ban online gaming platforms and mobile apps, describing it as a necessity to protect the mental health of vulnerable people.
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