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New report on gambling available

A new report providing key information about non-casino pokie gambling is now available on the Department’s website.

Gambling Compliance Director Gareth Bostock says the Class 4 Gambling Report provides further transparency about what happens to gaming machine proceeds raised in pubs and clubs.

“This first report, in an easily accessible format, covers 2015-2016 and is intended as a base line report to be updated annually,” he said. “Over the next year, we will work with the gambling sector and other interested groups evaluating feedback to help shape future reports.”

The report includes sections on:

  • Grant recipients and beneficiaries
  • Grant distribution
  • Venues, gaming machines and operators
  • Gaming machine proceeds
  • Class 4 societies.

The C4 report provides additional context alongside two other Department publications Pokie Proceeds: Building Stronger Communities and Pokies in New Zealand: a guide to how the system works