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Pokie spend up over the last 12 months


Gaming machine proceeds (GMP) for the 12 months ended 30 September 2017 rose $29.2 million or 3.4 per cent from $849 million to $878.2 million, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs.

The increase was similar to the previous 12 months where spending rose 3.1 per cent to $849 million.

GMP have increased in recent years. Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) analysed possible influences on expenditure between 2007 and 2016. The Department will assess the 2017 year-end results at the end of the fourth quarter (31 December 2017) to determine whether this latest increase now constitutes a “trend” in GMP.

The increases in GMP have occurred while venue and gaming machine numbers decreased.


Over the last 12 months the number of venues fell by 51 to 1163, there were also 504 fewer gaming machines at 15,717 and 21 fewer licence holders at 263.

Non-casino GM spending by Society Type July - Sept 2017

Society Type
Total GMP Quarter
% of Total
Non-Club
202,092,458.37
88.9
Sports Clubs
3,554,423.37
1.6
Chartered Clubs
15,184,462.68
8.2
RSAs
6,462,152.44
2.8
Total Club
25,201,038.49
11.1
Total All
227,293,496.76
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.

(see more statistics attached and below)

Media contact:

Email: media@dia.govt.nz
Media phone: 027 535 8639Non-casino GM spending in quarter ended

30 September 2017$227.3 m
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 September 2017263116315,717
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