News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Gambling Act proves purpose

10 October 2005

Gambling Act proves purpose in quarterly statistics

“The Department of Internal Affairs is to be congratulated on regulating the tighter laws around gambling,” says Graham Aitken, National Operations Manager of the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (PGF).

“It is very heartening to see that the purpose of the Gambling Act – minimising harm caused by gambling – is in evidence through these latest statistics,” says Mr Aitken.

Although the numbers of gambling machines, venues and operators have decreased in the last quarter, it is still disturbing that almost 90% of problem gamblers say pokies are the reason for their problem.

“The recent introduction of regulations such as the pop-up messages introduced last Saturday, will further help to eliminate the harm caused by gambling," he says.

“PGF finds this an exciting time with the reduction of machines and venues, and we look forward to seeing a reduction in people accessing our services. Less people being harmed by problem gambling would be evidence that the Gambling Act is working.”


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news