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Further drop in pokie numbers and spending

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Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs show that in the year ended 31 December 2012 the number of gaming machines in the countrys 1381 pubs and clubs decreased by 463 or just over 2.5 per cent from 18,133 to 17,670. There were 29 fewer …MEDIA RELEASE 5 February 2013

Further drop in pokie numbers and spending

Figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs show that in the year ended 31 December 2012 the number of gaming machines in the country’s 1381 pubs and clubs decreased by 463 or just over 2.5 per cent from 18,133 to 17,670. There were 29 fewer gaming machine venues compared with a year earlier.

Gaming machine expenditure in the same period declined by 3.1 per cent or $27.1 million from $866.8 million to $839.7 million. Expenditure of $214.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $5.8 million less or 2.6 per cent on the same period of 2011 but $1.7 million or 0.8 per cent up on the third quarter of 2012.

The spending is captured through the Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) of non-casino gaming machines, which became fully operational in March 2007, enabling the Department to track and monitor operations, ensure the integrity of games and the accurate accounting of money.

Non-casino GM spending by Society Type – Oct – Dec 2012

Society Type Total GMP Quarter % of Total
Non-Club 186,696,384.99 87%
Sports Clubs 3,859,567.67 1.8%
Chartered Clubs 16,649,926.62 8.2%
RSAs 7,401,512.39 3.4%
Total Club 27,911,006.68 13.0%
Total All 214,607,391.67 100.0%

Further information, including numbers of venues, machines and expenditure by territorial authority and changes in the quarter, is available from the Department’s Gaming Statistics web page [1] at: www.dia.govt.nz [2]. The figures are based on territorial authority boundaries that existed prior to the new Auckland super city.

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Background information:

Non-casino GM spending in quarter ended

31 December 2012 $214.6 m
30 Sept 2012 $212.9 m
30 June 2012 $208.5 m
31 March 2012 $203.7 m
31 December 2011 $220.4 m
30 September 2011 $221.4 m
30 June 2011 $219.9 m
31 March 2011 $205.1 m
31 December 2010 $215.8 m
30 September 2010 $215.2 m
30 June 2010 $209.8 m
31 March 2010 $199.9 m
31 December 2009 $218.8 m
30 September 2009 $220.7 m
30 June 2009 $217.3 m
31 March 2009 $208.7 m
31 December 2008 $230.7 m
30 September 2008 $232.3 m
30 June 2008 $231 m
31 March 2008 $218.5 m
31 December 2007 $245.3 m
30 September 2007 $243.5 m
30 June 2007 $237.7 m
Licensed gambling operations in pubs and clubs
Date Licence holders Venues Gaming machines
31 Dec 2012 357 1381 17,670
30 Sept 2012 361 1390 17,827
30 June 2012 361 1400 17,943
31 March 2012 359 1403 18,001
31 Dec 2011 360 1410 18,133
30 Sept 2011 360 1409 18,167
30 June 2011 364 1421 18,309
31 March 2011 365 1430 18,484
31 Dec 2010 367 1443 18,681
30 Sept 2010 369 1438 18,601
30 June 2010 370 1455 18,944
31 March 2010 374 1470 19,115
31 Dec 2009 378 1491 19,359
30 Sept 2009 377 1486 19,296
30 June 2009 384 1501 19,479
31 March 2009 394 1527 19,739
31 Dec 2008 399 1537 19,879
30 Sept 2008 405 1551 20,025
30 June 2008 415 1552 19,856
31 March 2008 421 1569 20,018
31 Dec 2007 428 1585 20,182
30 Sept 2007 435 1593 20,163
30 June 2007 439 1598 20,120

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