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Third quarter pokie statistics released

9 November 2018

The latest quarterly statistics on pokies in pubs and clubs released by the Department of Internal Affairs continue recent trends with increasing gaming machine profits but a decreasing number of gaming machines and venues.

The headline statistics for June to September 2018 show:

• $235 million in gaming machine profits, $7.74 million or 3.4 per cent higher than the $227 million for the same period last year.

• 1130 venues, 33 or 2.8 per cent fewer than the 1163 at the same period last year.

• 15,342 gaming machines, 375 or 2.4 per cent fewer than the 15,717 at the same period last year.

More detailed quarterly statistics are available on the Department of Internal Affairs website: www.dia.govt.nz/Resource-material-Information-We-Provide-Gaming-Statistics

The Department of Internal Affairs releases quarterly statistics in its role of regulator for gambling. The Department collects statistics including the numbers of gaming machines, venues, and profits to provide accurate information about gambling.

Help is available if you or someone you know has a gambling problem. For free and confidential information and help you can call 0800 654 655 or visittarget="_blank">https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/addictions/harmful-gambling?icn=yh-harmful-gambling&ici=readmore. The Ministry of Health funds and coordinates problem gambling services.

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