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New Zealand Smoking Ban Credited with Drop in Gambling

International News Brief: The incidence of problem gambling has dropped by a third since the introduction of the smoking ban in pubs and clubs.

NZTR Enters Into Agreement with 123racing.com

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing has entered into an agreement with 123racing.com to provide nominated race meetings for the purpose of 123racing.com running a free competition from their website.

Casino Defends Actions Over Woman Who Gambled Away $6m

International News Brief: The 42-year-old woman at the centre of a Gambling Commission hearing lost an average of $30,000 a month at a casino the year before she was arrested for stealing to fuel her addiction.

Union Says SkyCity Must Improve Security

International News Brief: The Service and Food Workers Union has criticised the level of security at Auckland's SkyCity Casino, saying there must be improvements.

New Zealand Casino Licence Hangs in the Balance

International News Brief: A landmark hearing to decide whether to suspend Dunedin Casino's licence is underway in Auckland.

New Zealand Casino Happy with Carpark Security

International News Brief: Sky City Casino says it is confident about the security of people in its carpark despite an abduction there.

James Anderson Wins Skycity Auckland's World Series of Poker Finals

Scottish-born Aucklander James Anderson walked away from SkycityAuckland’s World Series of Poker Satellite final yesterday with an amazing prize package worth nearly $40,000.

Minister Hopes Lotto Win Won't Encourage Gambling

International News Brief: A Northland Minister says she hopes a massive Lotto win from a ticket bought in Kaeo will not encourage more spending on gambling.

NZ District Ignores Criticism

International News Brief: Rangitikei District Council has resolved to confirm its existing policies on gambling and TAB venues without change, unmoved by New Zealand Problem Gambling Foundation’s criticisms of some aspects of the policy.

Staff Say Union Notices Being Censored by Casino Management

International News Brief: Staff at Sky City Casino in Auckland say information posted on a union noticeboard is being censored by management.

Win Chance to Play with Poker Champs

Kiwi Casino Poker is giving their players the chance to win a seat alongside Joe Hachem and Lee Nelson at the 2006 New Zealand Poker Champs, hosted by their parent company the land based Christchurch Casino.

Poker Player Wins Two Tournaments

Alan Goodrum overcame a massive chip stack deficit at the final table to cap off an extraordinary week of poker which saw him take out both the Peter Peko Memorial Tournament and the New Zealand Poker Champs Main Event.

New Zealand Racing Industry Gets Tax Break

International News Brief: The New Zealand racing industry is to receive a $30 million package of tax-breaks.

SkyCity to Go Head-On With Sports Bars

International News Brief: SkyCity Hamilton is taking a $2 million punt that a major new sports bar will help pull more customers into the Riverside casino and entertainment complex.

Skycity Renovations Pays Off

International News Brief: Skycity Adelaide's $20 million refurbishment has come up trumps for its New Zealand parent company which yesterday reported a rise in earnings from the casino.

Christchurch Casino To Host New Zealand's Premier Poker Competition

Some of the world’s greatest poker players are expected to converge on Christchurch Casino this April to take part in New Zealand’s premier poker competition.

New Zealand Group Criticizes Gambling Act

International News Brief: The New Zealand Charity Gaming Association says the cost of the decline in gaming machine numbers was the loss of tens of millions of dollars in grants to community groups.

No Hope for New Zealand Casino

International News Brief: Because of the 2003 Gambling Act which outlaws any new casinos, Wellington will remain the only major New Zealand city without a casino.

New Zealand Regulations Hurt Gaming Operators

International News Brief: Official New Zealand government figures released yesterday show increase regulation is hurting gaming operators like Sky City Entertainment.

SkyCity Workers On Strike Again

International News Brief: Staff at Hamilton's Sky City casino went on strike yesterday, the third time in a week, in pursuit of higher wages.

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