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First quarter pokie statistics


MEDIA RELEASE
17 May 2019


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 January to March 2019 show:
• $217.9 million in gaming machine profits, $5.9 million or 2.8 per cent higher than the $212 million for the same period last year.
• 1,103 venues, 43 or 3.8 per cent fewer than the 1,146 at the same period last year. • 15,118 gaming machines, 372 or 2.4 per cent fewer than the 15,490 at the same period last year.

Detailed quarterly statistics are available on the Department of Internal Affairs website: https://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 visit https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/addictions/harmful-gambling. The Ministry of Health funds and coordinates problem gambling services.
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