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Pokie spend up over June year


27 July 2017

Gaming machine proceeds (GMP) for the year ended 30 June 2017 rose $26.5m or 3.1 per cent from $843.4m to $869.9m, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs.

The increase is in line with the previous year, where GMP for the year ending 30 June 2015 was $818.1m, a $25.3m (3.1 per cent) increase from 2014/15.

Over the year ended June 2017 the number of venues reduced by 40 to 1180, there were 380 fewer gaming machines at 15,858 and 14 fewer licence holders at 273.

GMP has been increasing since 2013/14. To gain a better understanding of these increases the Department with Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) analysed possible influences on expenditure between 2007 and 2016. The key findings are:

  • It is too early to call the recent increases in GMP a ‘trend’. A further 12 months of monitoring is recommended before an upward trend can be confirmed. The report does, however, show that gambling expenditure has stabilised since 2010 following a period of decline.
  • · For the period 2007-2016, there is no evidence of the macro-economic factors analysed impacting on GMP.
  • · There is a suggested link between Stand Alone Progressive Prize (SAPP) machines and increases in gambling expenditure. (A SAPP gaming machine has games that contribute to incrementally increasing prizes, similar to a jackpot, which can only be won on that gaming machine.) There will be further analysis and monitoring of SAPPs by the Department.
  • · Despite recent increases in GMP the report finds there is a positive relationship between expenditure and the number of venues. This means that, overall, the reduction in venues (see table Licensed gambling operations in pubs and clubs) has contributed to reduced GMP. In 2007/08 there were 1552 venues which produced $938.3m in GMP; in 2016/17 1180 venues produced $869.9m.

    The full report ‘Research into Influences on Class 4 Gaming Machine Proceeds’ is available on the Department’s website via this link:

    https://www.dia.govt.nz/Services-Casino-and-Non-Casino-Gaming-News-Press-Releases-%26-Consultation

    Non-casino GM spending by Society Type – April - June 2017

    Society Type
    Total GMP Quarter
    % of Total
    Non-Club
    $194,848,570.35
    88.6
    Sports Clubs
    $3,525,304.24
    1.6
    Chartered Clubs
    $15,267,659.15
    8.2
    RSAs
    $6,340,193.81
    2.9
    Total Club
    $25,133,157.20
    11.4
    Total All
    $219,981,727.55
    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.

    A regional breakdown of expenditure is available from the Department’s Gaming Statistics web page. The figures are based on territorial authority boundaries, including Auckland city.

    A fuller range of Gambling Statistics are available from links on this web page: https://www.dia.govt.nz/Resource-material-Information-We-Provide-Gaming-Statistics

    Footnote: We don’t adjust these quarterly stats for inflation or population, only the annual gambling expenditure statistics covering the four main forms of gambling – casinos, racing, lotteries and class 4.

    Media contact:

    Email: media@dia.govt.nz
    Media phone: 027 535 8639

    (Background statistics follow)

    Non-casino GM spending in quarter ended

    30 June 2017$220.0 m
    31 March 2017$207.3 m
    31 December 2016$223.6 m
    30 September 2016$218.9 m
    30 June 2016$216.1 m
    31 March 2016$199.5 m
    31 December 2015$214.4 m
    30 September 2015$213.5 m
    30 June 2015$207.0 m
    31 March 2015$193.2 m
    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

    DateLicence holdersVenuesGaming machines
    30 June 2017273118015,858
    31 March 2017279119616,013
    31 December 2016281120616,148
    30 September 2016284121416,221
    30 June 2016 287122016,238
    31 March 2016292122416,274
    31 December 2015300123816,393
    30 September 2015309125516,440
    30 June 2015309126616,579
    31 March 2015312127716,614
    31 Dec 2014312128716,717
    30 Sept 2014321130016,814
    30 June 2014329132117,130
    31 March 2014336133017,182
    31 Dec 2013338133517,266
    30 Sept 2013347134317,320
    30 June 2013351135617,534
    31 March 2013353136717,542
    31 Dec 2012357138117,670
    30 Sept 2012361139017,827
    30 June 2012361140017,943
    31 March 2012359140318,001
    31 Dec 2011360141018,133
    30 Sept 2011360140918,167