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Sky City Upbeat Despite Smoking Ban

International News Brief: Sky City is upbeat about future growth despite facing uncertainty and a $10 million hit to the pocket as December's smoking ban looms.

New Zealand Slots to be Monitored

International News Brief: New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs says all of the 22,000 gaming machines in pubs and clubs around the country will be electronically monitored within two-and-a-half years.

New Zealand Contests May Break Gambling Laws

International News Brief: New Zealand’s Internal Affairs is investigating two text messaging competitions which it believes may be illegal following changes to gambling laws earlier this year.

Mother, Grandmother Abandon Child to Gamble

International News Brief: A mother and a grandmother have been jointly charged with willful neglect after a distressed six-year-old girl was found in a car outside Christchurch Casino early today.

Sky City Tops Corporate Value List

International News Brief: Sky City Entertainment has come out on top of a PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate value report of New Zealand's top 70 listed companies.

New Zealand Casino Workers Gather

Service and Food Workers Union delegates from casinos around New Zealand gathered in Auckland for the first day of a two-day conference.

New Zealand Government Urged to Raise Problem Gambling Levy

Green MP Sue Bradford is demanding that the New Zealand Government urgently raise the level of the problem gambling levy in the wake of two new studies.

Many More Problem Gamblers Spotted

International News Brief: Researchers into gambling say their findings suggest previous surveys greatly underestimated the number of people with problems.

New Zealand Study Challenges Problem Gambling Views

A groundbreaking New Zealand study is challenging current views on problem gambling and suggests a more positive outlook for people suffering from this disorder.

New Zealand Taxes to Fund Problem Gambling Program

International News Brief: New Zealand gambling bosses will be forced to help pay for treatment for problem gamblers and addicts under a new Government tax.

New Zealand Businesses Given Warning

International News Brief: The Department of Internal Affairs is warning businesses running text competitions that cellphone gambling is banned.

Red Tape Threatens New Zealand Pokie Funds

International News Brief: Red tape is threatening New Zealand’s community funding from pokie machines, says one of the societies which distributes gaming machine profits to charities.

Father Leaves Children in Van to Gamble

International News Brief: New Zealand police removed three children aged 6 and under from a van near the Sky City casino yesterday morning after their father left them alone in the vehicle.

SkyCity Completes Purchase of Casino Shares

International News Brief: SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited has settled the $10.5 million purchase of Tainui Group Holdings Limited's 15% shareholding in Riverside Casino Limited.

New Zealand Casino Deal Near End

nternational News Brief: SkyCity Entertainment will complete its purchase of the Darwin casino on Thursday after securing regulatory approvals and meeting other conditions.

New Zealand Gaming Machine Numbers Declining

nternational News Brief: The number of gaming machine numbers in New Zealand pubs and clubs are continuing to decline since the Gambling Act was passed last September.

Australia Allows Trial Fixed Odds Betting

International News Brief: The Australian Government has permitted the TAB to trial fixed odds betting on all group two, three and listed races from September 1 until June 30.

New Zealand Gambling Law Changes Begin Tomorrow

International News Brief: Sweeping law changes that will control the growth of New Zealand’s gambling venues and restrict internet gambling come into effect tomorrow.

SkyCity Completes Christchurch Purchase

SkyCity Entertainment Group today announced that it has settled the purchase for the acquisition of Aspinall Limited, which holds a 40.5% shareholding in Christchurch Casinos Limited.

More Elderly Need Help

International News Brief: The elderly are among the fastest-growing groups seeking help for problem gambling, according to New Zealand Salvation Army.

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