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Pokie spend down over year


27 January 2011

Gaming machine expenditure in the country’s 1400 pubs and clubs in the year ended 31 December 2010 was 3 per cent lower than in 2009, according to figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs. Spending dropped from $865.5 million to $840.7 million.

Spending in the fourth quarter of 2010 was $664,000 up on the September quarter with increases in pubs and chartered clubs but less spent in sports clubs and RSAs.

There were fewer licence holders, gambling venues and gaming machines at the end of 2010 compared with 12 months earlier. Licence holders fell 3 per cent from 378 to 367, venues declined from 1491 to 1443 and gaming machines decreased by 3.5 per cent from 19,359 to 18,681.

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.

Non-casino GM spending by Society Type – October to December 2010
Society Type
Total GMP Quarter
% of Total
Non-Club
186,402,451
86.4%
Sports Clubs
4,294,635.97
2.0%
Chartered Clubs
16,967,263.27
7.9%
RSAs
8,168,298.34
3.8%
Total Club
29,430,197.48
13.6%
Total All
215,832,649.45
100.0%

Non-casino GM spending in quarter ended
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
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 the 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