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New Zealand – Problem Gambling Foundation cries foul as Health Ministry looks elsewhere

New Zealand’s Problem Gambling Foundation is being forced to shut its doors after losing government funding because it was vociferous in its opposition to the convention centre for pokies deal, according to Labour’s Internal Affairs spokesperson Trevor Mallard. SkyCity will spend NZ$363.5m to build the conference centre and will be granted 230 extra slots to…

New Zealand – Auckland casino deal will increase casino spend by 2.3 per cent

Forecasts by the New Zealand Health Ministry claim that New Zealanders will gamble more over the next few years with casino spend set to grow by 2.3 per cent by 2016. Substantial increases in SkyCity’s gaming offer in Auckland where it is being offered more slots and table games in exchange for building a new…