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Pokie numbers and expenditure continue to fall


19 October 2012

Figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs show that in the year ended 30 September 2012 the number of gaming machines in the country’s 1390 pubs and clubs decreased by 340 or just under 2 per cent from 18,167 to 17,827. There were 19 fewer gaming machine venues compared with a year earlier.

Gaming machine expenditure in the same period declined by 1.9 per cent or $16.7 million from $862.2 million to $845.5 million. Expenditure of $212.9 million in the third quarter of 2012 was $8.5 million less or 3.8 per cent on the same period of 2011 but $4.4 million or 2 per cent up on the second quarter of this year.

The spending is captured through the Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) of non-casino gaming machines, 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 – July - Sept 2012

Society Type
Total GMP Quarter
% of Total
Non-Club
184,691,172.93
86.7%
Sports Clubs
3,872,929.33
1.8%
Chartered Clubs
17,045,610.72
8.2%
RSAs
7,334,461.00
3.4%
Total Club
28,253,001.05
13.3%
Total All
212,944,173.98
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 that existed prior to the new Auckland super city.

Media contact:
Trevor Henry, communications adviser, Department of Internal Affairs
Ph 04 495 7211; cell 021 245 8642

Background information:

Non-casino GM spending in quarter ended
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





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

Ends