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About the Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand

The Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand (GMANZ) is an Incorporated Society representing the gaming machine sector in New Zealand. GMANZ have developed this resource to highlight facts about the industry, statistics and stories about the community benefits of funding given by gaming machine societies.

About Class 4 Gambling

Class 4 Gaming Machines, or pokies, are administered by The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) a New Zealand Government Department. DIA is responsible for ensuring that gaming machines are operated within the laws. 

Class 4 Gambling is defined by DIA as:

  • Any activity that involves the use of a gaming machine outside a casino
  • May be run only by a corporate society and only to raise money for authorised purposes.

Authorised purposes include charities, community organisations, arts, cultural, clubs, sports, and health.