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Christchurch Casino escapes conviction

nternational News Brief: Christchurch Casinos has escaped conviction in an unprecedented prosecution for allowing an under-age person in a gambling area.

Sky City gets makeover

International News Brief: Sky City's main gaming floor is now 10 years old and getting a $40 million makeover.

First NZ conviction for illegal gambling

International News Brief: Seasonal worker Bernadette Antoinette Wawatai is the first person to be prosecuted by New Zealand Internal Affairs for illegal bookmaking since the Gambling Act came into force in 2003.

NZ Green Party wants gambling site shut down

nternational News Brief: New Zealand’s Green Party wants a new online gambling site shut down and says it threatens the viability of the racing industry.

N.Z. track funding criticized

ews Brief: New Zealand’s anti-gambling lobbyists are condemning a Christchurch charitable trust for putting pokie grants into horse racing.

New Zealand officials urged to reduce pokies

Wellington City Greens spokesperson Iona Pannett today called for the New Zealand Council to reduce the number of pokie machines in the capital, as it begins consultation on its Gaming Venue Policy this Thursday.

Titan Poker expands tournament

Titan Poker announced that it has expanded its tournament schedule for players from Australia and New Zealand.

Casino workers don flea collars

International News Brief: Staff at a New Zealand casino are wearing flea collars designed for cats and dogs around their ankles to combat an infestation of the pests in the carpet.

SkyCity reveals facelift

nternational News Brief: SkyCity said the first stage of a $40 million facelift to its gaming floor in Auckland, the largest in the country, will open to the public tomorrow.

NZ casino sold to Lasseters

ews Brief: The $4 million sale of Queenstown's Wharf Casino to Lasseters Incorporated has been approved by the Department of Internal Affairs.

New Zealand gambling number down slightly

International News Brief: Spending on gambling in New Zealand has dropped slightly in the past year, official figures show.

New Zealand casino hours debated

International News Brief: A battle over Dunedin Casino's opening hours is being fought in the High Court as the casino seeks the right to operate around the clock.

Gambling downturn triggers review of help services

International News Brief: A downturn in the number of gambling addicts seeking help has led the Ministry of Health to review 12 problem gambling services throughout New Zealand.

New Zealand asseses online gambling

nternational News Brief: New zealand officials joined others from more than 30 countries attended a half-day conference near London to discuss ways to regulate the global internet gaming industry.

Dunedin casino closes doors for two days

International News Brief: The Dunedin Casino closed its doors yesterday and will do so again today as punishment for failing to take adequate action over a problem gambler.

NZ lottery goes online

News Brief: New Zealand lotto tickets could soon be available on the internet, the Lotteries Commission is set to announced this week.

SkyCity warns of profit dip

nternational News Brief: SkyCity Entertainment Group's Auckland VIP customers have won about $10 million off the house this year, leading to the casino operator warning of a fall in annual profit.

NZ problem gambling funding criticized

International News Brief: The Government is paying gambling addiction centres up to $18,000 per client for counselling sessions of less than 30 minutes.

Casino closure criticized

International News Brief: Gambling foes are criticizing the New Zealand Gambling Commission's decision to suspend Dunedin Casino's licence for two days for failing to take adequate action over a problem gambler.

Kiwi Player Remains Great Takeover Target

International News Brief: New Zealand's Sky City Entertainment Group remains one of the last great takeover targets as the consolidation across Australia's $16 billion gambling sector winds down.

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