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Illegal Auckland Casino Hit Raided

International News Brief: An illegal Auckland casino has became the first to fall victim to the Gambling Act.

New Zealand Problem Gambling Site Launched

International News Brief: New Zealand's first website designed to help gamblers assess their own level of risk was launched yesterday.

New Zealand Anti-Gambling Information Criticized

Estimates published by antigambling activist group, Gambling Watch, are unscientifically gathered and misleading the Chief Executive of the Charity Gaming Association, Francis Wevers, said today.

Dice Set to Roll for New Zealand Online Gambling

International News Brief: New Zealanders could be legally playing interactive gambling games from home — or even from work — within a year, with the blessing of New Zealand Lotteries.

New Zealand Family Celebrate Win

International News Brief: A New Zealand family are celebrating their $12 million Lotto win.

New Zealand Casino Opens Entertainment Area

International News Brief: SkyCity Queenstown Casino this week opens its new-look entrance, bar and lounge area, just in time for the influx of visitors to the region with the onset of the 2005 Winter Festival.

New Zealand Party Won't Match Tax Break

International News Brief: New Zealand’s Labour party will not match National's promised enormous tax break to the racing industry.

New Zealand Party Makes $25 Million Promise

International News Brief: The New Zealand National Party will give racing more than $25 million a year if elected.

New Zealand Problem Gambling Foundation Criticized

Members of the Charity Gaming Association are disappointed the Problem Gambling Foundation should make sweeping assertions about the charity gaming sector to support excessive demonization of gaming machines.

New Zealand Poker Warnings Bill Rejected

International News Brief: A New Zealand parliamentary committee on Monday rejected an attempt by Sky City to scuttle Government plans forcing it to put electronic messages on poker machines warning gamblers how much they have lost.

New Zealand Pokie Revenue Gets $35m Safeguard

International News Brief: The Department of Internal Affairs has signed a $35 million six-year contract with a gambling technology company to supply an electronic monitoring system for pokie machines in an attempt to safeguard money intended for community groups.

Woman Kidnapped for Gambling Money

International News Brief: The kidnapping of a Chinese woman was carried out to make quick money after the alleged suspects gambled and lost at the casino, says an explanation posted on the internet.

Sky City Acquires Remaining Casino Shares

International News Brief: Sky City Entertainment today said it had acquired the remaining shareholding in Waikato casino Sky City Hamilton.

New Zealand Slots Numbers Down Slightly

The latest statistics of pokie machine numbers show that, in the 18 months since the Gambling Act came into force, there has been a 3% drop in machine numbers across the Auckland Region now 6,741 machines.

'Casino' in Name Isn't So Lucky

International News Brief: A new regulation that prevents New Zealand bars from having the word 'casino' in their names has cost at least one local bar owner about $1000.

New Zealand Punter Loses Big

International News Brief: A rugby punter has lost tens of thousands of dollars during the IRB International Sevens Tournament in Wellington.

Rotorua Customer Wins at Skycity Hamilton Casino

A Bay of Plenty resident went home with $10,000 from SKYCITY Hamilton casino as the first ever major sweepstake winner from Rotorua.

Skycity Throws Party of the Year

Skycity’s New Year’s Eve party will take on a carnival theme this year.

Problem Gambler Sparks Investigation

International News Brief: The Dunedin Casino is under investigation after a woman, who put $5 million across their tables, was jailed for stealing $500,000 to feed her gambling habit.

Skycity Queenstown Casino to Become Smokefree

Skycity Queenstown Casino said today that it is prepared for the introduction of smoke free legislation on 10 December 2004 and that a smooth transition is expected as the days count down to the enactment of the new law.

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