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Pokie expenditure up in last quarter of 2014


18 February 2015

More money was spent on pub and club pokies in the last three months of 2014 compared with the previous quarter ended September 2014, according to figures compiled by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Spending rose $2.3 million, from $207.8 million at the end of September to $210.1 million at 31 December 2014.

Non-casino GM spending by Society Type – October- December 2014

Society Type
Total GMP Quarter
% of Total
Non-Club
183,093,332.61
87.1%
Sports Clubs
4,011,581.65
1.9%
Chartered Clubs
16,462,688.57
8.2%
RSAs
6,543,110.88
3.1%
Total Club
27,017,381.10
12.9%
Total All
210,110,713.71
100.0%

The spending is captured through the electronic monitoring of non-casino gaming machines (EMS), which became fully operational in March 2007, enabling the Department to track and monitor operations, ensure the integrity of games and the accurate accounting of money. Licence holders between the third and fourth quarters of 2014 fell from 321 to 312, venues declined from 1300 to 1287 and the number of gaming machines decreased from 16,814 to 16,717.

Further information, including numbers of venues, machines and expenditure by territorial authority and changes in the quarter, is available from the Department’s Gaming Statistics web page. The figures are based on territorial authority boundaries, including Auckland City.

Media contact:
Trevor Henry, Senior Communications Adviser, Department of Internal Affairs
Ph 04 495 7211; cell 021 245 8642


(Background statistics follow)
Non-casino GM spending in quarter ended
31 December 2014$210.1 m
30 September 2014$207.8 m
30 June 2014$200.7 m
31 March 2014$192.8 m
31 December 2013$206.7 m
30 September 2013$206.0 m
30 June 2013$206.1 m
31 March 2013$192.7 m
31 December 2012$214.6 m
30 September 2012$212.9 m
30 June 2012$208.5 m
31 March 2012$203.7 m
31 December 2011$220.4 m
30 September 2011$221.4 m
Licensed gambling operations in pubs and clubs
Date
Licence holders
Venues
Gaming machines
31 Dec 2014
312
1287
16,717
30 Sept 2014
321
1300
16,814
30 June 2014
329
1321
17,130
31 March 2014
336
1330
17,182
31 Dec 2013
338
1335
17,266
30 Sept 2013
347
1343
17,320
30 June 2013
351
1356
17,534
31 March 2013
353
1367
17,542
31 Dec 2012
357
1381
17,670
30 Sept 2012
361
1390
17,827
30 June 2012
361
1400
17,943
31 March 2012
359
1403
18,001
31 Dec 2011
360
1410
18,133
30 Sept 2011
360
1409
18,167
30 June 2011
364
1421
18,309


ends