Gambling

Bet your last dollar it's change by stealth

Bet your last dollar it's change by stealth

The time is ripe for public action on gambling, writes John Farnsworth.

Responsible gambling not an oxymoron, research indicates

Everyone can play an important role in limiting gambling consumption under ''safe'' thresholds, writes Matthew Rockloff.

Provincial pub pokies face threat

Provincial pub pokies face threat

The viability of provincial pubs with poker machines and resulting grants for their communities is under threat as the Government considers reforming the sector, industry representatives say.

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.
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