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New Zealand: Capital casino a losing bet

A new plan for a Wellington casino collapsed when the government refused to lift a moratorium on new casinos.

Casino celebrating nine years' gaming

SkyCity Queenstown Casino celebrates it's ninth birthday this week.

Students bet on stunt to highlight gambling

International news brief: Fake banknotes adding up to $5.5 million were dumped outside Sky City's Auckland casino yesterday to dramatise New Zealanders' gambling losses every day.

New Zealand: Grant funds dwindle as gamblers spend less

International news brief: Community groups who benefit from gaming machine proceeds fear a drop in funding at a time when funds are already scarce.

Chinese casino drawn into bank bungle millionaires' tangled web

International news brief: New Zealand's now infamous cashed-up couple skipped across to Macau to fritter away a sizeable chunk of the $3 million.

New Zealand: $500,000 less for gambling help

International news brief: 3 per cent funding cut hits gambling treatment services.

Casino bets on community

International news brief: SkyCity Hamilton will put more emphasis on 'giving back to the community' despite earnings sliding for the first half of 2009.

Bliss on the cards for winning pair

International News brief: The fast-forward button got pushed on Hollie and Perry Vogel's wedding plans when they won a poker tournament at Christchurch Casino.

Auction of house classified as remote interactive gambling

International news brief: House auction is classed as remote interactive gambling and is therefore illegal.

PokerStars launching poker tour Down Under

The Australia New Zealand Poker Tour will host events across both countries with the season kicking off in early February.

DCC gambling policy 'one of worst'

International news brief: A 'laissez-faire approach' towards poker machines by southern local bodies has come at a cost to communities, according to the Problem Gambling Foundation.

New Zealand: Driver gambles with his life

International news brief: Punters had a battle getting into the Dunedin Casino on Sunday morning, after a man drove his car through a front window of the Southern Cross Hotel.

New Zealand: Casino takes a punt

International news brief: SkyCity Hamilton Casino has opened its tables to 24-hour gambling at weekends, citing international demand.

New Zealand launches online lotto

International News Brief: News Zealand Lotto has introduced an online version, expected to generate more than $7 million in revenue in its first year.

NZ district pushes for tougher gaming rules

International News Brief: The Gisborne council's tough stance on gaming machine operators is continuing, with the Environment and Policy Committee recommending that the district retain an amended 'sinking lid' policy.

Officials pestimistic about NZ online lottery

International News Brief: Internal Affairs officials doubt the sale of Lotto tickets over the internet will be sufficient to arrest a long-term decline in New Zealand Lotteries' income unless it is also allowed to sell 'more exciting' games online.

Gambling help to continue: New Zealand Govt

News Brief: Counselling services will still be available for problem gamblers, despite the Gambling Helpline's contract coming to an end, the Ministry of Health says.

Pokie money funds emergency center

International News Brief: A purpose-built $800,000 emergency operations centre for the Marlborough Sounds has received a big boost with a $100,000 donation from the New Zealand pokie funding.

NZ lottery reveals online plans

International News Brief: NZ Lotteries has revealed that selling Lottery tickets online is the first of a two-stage plan that could see it offer 'more adventurous games' over the internet within two years.

NZ pokie trust under investigation

International News Brief: The New Zealand Internal Affairs Department is investigating a pokie trust that gave $3 million to the racing industry in the last half of last year for what it describes as 'marketing'.

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