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.
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.
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.