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Gaming machine spend lifts again


22 July 2011

Gaming machine expenditure in the country’s 1400 pubs and clubs has risen for the second quarter running and in the year to June rose almost $7 million or 0.8 per cent to $856 million, according to figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Spending in the three months to June was seven per cent up on the first quarter at almost $220 million compared with $205.1 million in the three months to March.

Nationwide there were fewer operators, venues and gaming machines compared with a year earlier – 364 operators (370 at 30 June 2010), 1421 venues (1455) and 18,309 gaming machines (18,944).

Gaming machine spending in pubs and clubs is monitored electronically, enabling the Department to track and monitor non-casino operations, ensure the integrity of games and the accurate accounting of money. The electronic monitoring system (EMS) became fully operational in March 2007.

Non-casino GM spending by Society Type – April to June 2011
Society Type
Total GMP Quarter
% of Total
Non-Club
190,036,665.03
86.4%
Sports Clubs
4,151,418.76
1.9%
Chartered Clubs
17,530,660.51
8.0%
RSAs
8,274,089.88
3.8%
Total Club
29,956,169.15
13.6%
Total All
219,992,834.18
100.0%

Non-casino GM spending in quarter ended
30 June 2011$219.9 m
31 March 2011$205.1 m
31 December 2010$215.8 m
30 September 2010$215.2 m
30 June 2010$209.8 m
31 March 2010$199.9 m
31 December 2009$218.8 m
30 September 2009$220.7 m
30 June 2009$217.3 m
31 March 2009$208.7 m
31 December 2008$230.7 m
30 September 2008$232.3 m
30 June 2008$231 m
31 March 2008$218.5 m
31 December 2007$245.3 m
30 September 2007$243.5 m
30 June 2007$237.7 m



Licensed gambling operations in pubs and clubs
Date
Licence holders
Venues
Gaming machines
30 June 2011
364
1421
18,309
31 March 2011
365
1430
18,484
31 Dec 2010
367
1443
18,681
30 Sept 2010
369
1438
18,601
30 June 2010
370
1455
18,944
31 March 2010
374
1470
19,115
31 Dec 2009
378
1491
19,359
30 Sept 2009
377
1486
19,296
30 June 2009
384
1501
19,479
31 March 2009
394
1527
19,739
31 Dec 2008
399
1537
19,879
30 Sept 2008
405
1551
20,025
30 June 2008
415
1552
19,856
31 March 2008
421
1569
20,018
31 Dec 2007
428
1585
20,182
30 Sept 2007
435
1593
20,163
30 June 2007
439
1598
20,120

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 at: www.dia.govt.nz. The figures are based on territorial authority boundaries that existed prior to the new Auckland super city.
Media contact:
Trevor Henry, communications adviser, Department of Internal Affairs
Ph 04 495 7211; cell 0275 843 679