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Facts not fiction

25/06/2020

Source: GMANZ

Just the Facts, not Fiction about Gaming Machines

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Mythbuster

25/06/2020

Source: GMANZ

The facts – not fiction – about pokies in pubs (class 4 gaming machines)

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Costs without benefits

30/08/2019

Source: TDB Advisory

A two-sided review of a one-sided analysis of gambling.

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Viewpoint NZ: Pokies ban

29/11/2018

Source: NZ Herald

Viewpoint NZ video covering the debate about pokie machines. GMANZs Bruce Robertson is interviewed at the 23 minute mark.

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Mitigating problem gambling

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

Gaming machine operators are serious about minimising harm to problem gamblers. This fact sheet explains the steps gaming machine...

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How does the Class 4 funding model work?

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

Our Class 4 gambling system is unique to New Zealand, with a proportion of the money gamblers lose being legally required to be...

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Where does gaming machine money go?

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

The money put into a gaming machine that is not returned to a player is called Gaming Machine Profits (GMP). GMP is distributed...

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How do pokie machines work?

18/05/2018

Source: GMANZ

By design, pokie machines take in more money than they give out and every spin is random. Machines and venues also contain...

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Guide to Pokies in New Zealand - DIA

30/10/2016

This guide describes how The Department of Internal Affairs regulates the electronic gaming machine sector in New Zealand.

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Gambling Harm Prevention & Minimisation Fact Sheet

30/08/2015

Source: DIA

This fact sheet describes what measures the The Gambling Act 2003 contains to minimise the harm caused to problem gamblers by pokies.

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