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Pokie expenditure drops in calendar year 2013

MEDIA RELEASE 20 February 2014

Pokie expenditure drops in calendar year 2013
Gaming machine expenditure in pubs and clubs in the year ended December 2013 dropped 3.4 per cent from $839.7 m to $811.5 m, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs. There were also fewer licence holders, gambling venues and gaming machines compared with 12 months earlier.

But between the third and fourth quarters of 2013 spending rose $684,455, from $206 million at the end of September to $206.7 million at 31 December 2013.

Non-casino GM spending by Society Type – October- December 2013

Society TypeTotal GMP Quarter% of Total
Non-Club179,627,073.4086.9%
Sports Clubs4,161,434.122.0%
Chartered Clubs16,117,635.268.2%
RSAs6,827,941.423.3%
Total Club27,107,010.8013.1%
Total All206,734,084.20100.0%

The spending is captured through the electronic monitoring of non-casino gaming machines (EMS), which became fully operational in March 2007, enabling the Department to track and monitor operations, ensure the integrity of games and the accurate accounting of money. Licence holders in the fourth quarter of 2013 fell from 347 to 338, venues declined from 1343 to 1335 and the number of gaming machines decreased from 17,320 to 17,266.

Further information, including numbers of venues, machines and expenditure by territorial authority and changes in the quarter, is available from the Department’s Gaming Statistics web page at: www.dia.govt.nz. The figures are based on territorial authority boundaries, including the Auckland super city.

ENDS

(Background statistics follow)

Non-casino GM spending in quarter ended

31 December 2013$206.7 m
30 Sept 2013$206.0 m
30 June 2013$206.1 m
31 March 2013$192.7 m
31 December 2012$214.6 m
30 Sept 2012$212.9 m
30 June 2012$208.5 m
31 March 2012$203.7 m
31 December 2011$220.4 m
30 September 2011$221.4 m
30 June 2011$219.9 m
31 March 2011$205.1 m
31 December 2010$215.8 m
30 September 2010$215.2 m
30 June 2010$209.8 m
31 March 2010$199.9 m
31 December 2009$218.8 m
30 September 2009$220.7 m
30 June 2009$217.3 m
31 March 2009$208.7 m
31 December 2008$230.7 m
30 September 2008$232.3 m
30 June 2008$231 m
31 March 2008$218.5 m
31 December 2007$245.3 m
30 September 2007$243.5 m
30 June 2007$237.7 m


Licensed gambling operations in pubs and clubs
DateLicence holdersVenuesGaming machines
31 Dec 2013338133517,266
30 Sept 2013347134317,320
30 June 2013351135617,534
31 March 2013353136717,542
31 Dec 2012357138117,670
30 Sept 2012361139017,827
30 June 2012361140017,943
31 March 2012359140318,001
31 Dec 2011360141018,133
30 Sept 2011 360140918,167
30 June 2011 364142118,309
31 March 2011365143018,484
31 Dec 2010367144318,681
30 Sept 2010369143818,601
30 June 2010370145518,944
31 March 2010374147019,115
31 Dec 2009378149119,359
30 Sept 2009377148619,296
30 June 2009384150119,479
31 March 2009394152719,739
31 Dec 2008399153719,879
30 Sept 2008405155120,025
30 June 2008415155219,856
31 March 2008421156920,018
31 Dec 2007428158520,182
30 Sept 2007435159320,163
30 June 2007439159820,120

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