The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

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Pokie takings down


1 May 2014

Gaming machine expenditure in the country’s 1330 pubs and clubs in the first three months of 2014 dropped seven per cent on the takings for the last three months of 2013.

Figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs show that spending dropped from $206.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 to $192.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. This drop in spending between the fourth and first quarters of calendar years is in line with annual trends. And for the 12 months ended March 2014 expenditure was down two per cent from $828.7 million to $811.6 million.

Nationwide there were fewer licence holders, gambling venues and gaming machines at the end of March compared with 12 months earlier. Licence holders fell from 353 to 336, venues declined from 1367 to 1330 and the number of gaming machines decreased from 17,542 to 17,182.

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 – January - March 2014

Society Type
Total GMP Quarter
% of Total
Non-Club
167,682,413.30
87.0%
Sports Clubs
3,788,988.01
2.0%
Chartered Clubs
14,948,301.31
8.2%
RSAs
6,341,445.59
3.3%
Total Club
25,078,734.91
13.0%
Total All
192,761,148.21
100.0%
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, including the Auckland super 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 March 2014$192.8 m
31 December 2013$206.7 m
30 Sept 2013$206.0 m
30 June 2013$206.1 m
31 March 2013$192.7 m
31 December 2012$214.6 m
30 Sept 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
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



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Licensed gambling operations in pubs and clubs
Date
Licence holders
Venues
Gaming machines
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
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