Gambling

Pokie trusts plead their case to DCC

Pokie trusts plead their case to DCC

Two poker machine trusts together distributing more than $60 million a year to community groups - including in Dunedin - have urged the Dunedin City Council not to punish the industry for problem gambling.

Future of Dunedin pokies up for debate

Future of Dunedin pokies up for debate

Emotional pleas and cold, hard numbers dominated the first day of a public hearing that could change the rules for gambling in Dunedin.

Woman dreams of world without pokies

Woman dreams of world without pokies

At the height of her gambling addiction, Karen Hansen dreamed of being locked in a prison cell.

Limit on pokies feared

Limit on pokies feared

Sports and community groups in Dunedin fear being left out of pocket if a push to cap the number of poker machines in the city is successful.

Status quo for pokies suggested in report

Dunedin City Council staff are again recommending the council sticks with the status quo on gaming venues and machines in the city, rather than adopting a sinking-lid policy.

Pokie plan opposition

Although the poker machines in Arrowtown do not appear to be used to capacity, more machines may exacerbate existing problems in the community, a submission against a proposal for nine new machines says.

Pokies cost Scribe more than money

Pokies cost Scribe more than money Hip-hop star Scribe has shared the truth about his gambling addiciton with Dunedin youth.

Visit to highlight impact of gambling

New Zealand hip hop heavyweight Scribe is coming to Dunedin to share his personal struggle with pokies.

Bandits steal your mind

Bandits steal your mind

Pokie machines prey on an ancient part of the brain to turn ordinary people into losers, writes Catherine Masters, of the NZ Herald.

Casino pushing for more cashless gambling machines

SkyCity wants more cashless gambling machines that are banned in other casinos in the country, as part of a deal with the Government in exchange for investing $350 million in a national convention centre.

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