Posts Tagged ‘Gambling’

KiwiSaver investments in unethical stocks on the rise

Thursday, September 7th, 2023
KiwiSaver investments

Passive investment strategies and index funds are having an adverse impact on the environment, animals and human welfare, according to Barry Coates. Coates is CEO of Mindful Money. Analysis conducted by Mindful Money reveals that of the $98 billion of KiwiSaver investments, a substantial $8.6 billion (8.9%) is now allocated to unethical stocks. This figure Read more

Government’s racing bill will cause more gambling harm

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The Salvation Army is strongly opposed to the Government’s new Racing Bill. Today, Salvation Army staff will make our oral submission to the Bill. “Harm from gambling is already at unacceptable levels in this country and increasing availability and new products through this Bill will only add to this problem,” says Siobhan Kemp, Public Health Read more

Kiwis spent equivalent of $648 each on gambling

Monday, March 4th, 2019

New Zealanders spent $2.4 billion on gambling last year – around $648 for every person in the country That was $49m higher than last year, but once inflation and population growth were taken into account it was a slight decrease on the previous financial year. Continue reading

SkyCity hits record, raises profit 10 per cent to $170 million

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Casino company SkyCity Entertainment said it has raised its normalised net profit by 10.4 per cent to $169.9 million for the year to June. Market expectations were for a normalised net profit of $162 million. Continue reading

Poker machines that rely on deception and addiction

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Of the items you might expect to see in the workplace of a professor of public health, a poker machine is probably not one. The Dolphin Treasure pokie sits on a bench in Charles Livingstone’s office at Monash University in Melbourne, too heavy for even two people to move and emblazoned with gaudy dolphins swimming merrily Read more

Addiction to the pokies – who’s to blame?

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

For years, poker machine addicts have been held accountable for their problem gambling. But new research reveals that it is in fact the machine’s manufacturers who should take responsibility for player addiction to the pokies. In days gone by, for many families, a lunch at the local club wasn’t complete until the adult diners had Read more

How Casinos enable gambling addicts

Friday, November 25th, 2016

On the morning of Monday, August 13, 2012, Scott Stevens loaded a brown hunting bag into his Jeep Grand Cherokee, then went to the master bedroom, where he hugged Stacy, his wife of 23 years. “I love you,” he told her. Stacy thought that her husband was off to a job interview followed by an Read more

Problem gambling – Catholic church calls for safeguards

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Problem gambling has led the Catholic Church to urge Singapore’s Government to “continually review” measures to minimise online gambling’s ill effects. The Catholic Church, along with the National Council of Churches in Singapore said it is “deeply concerned” that the Government is sending “confusing and conflicting signals” with the partial lifting of the ban on Read more

Canadian priest investigated for ‘gambling away’ refugees’ money

Friday, April 1st, 2016

A priest in Canada has allegedly gambled away about £266,000 given to him to look after by the relatives of refugees, the Canadian press is reporting. About seven or eight families who belong to St. Joseph’s Chaldean Catholic Church gave Father Amer Saka the money to safeguard for refugees who were due to arrive in Read more

Parish asks for lottery tickets to go in collection plate

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

A cash-strapped parish in Italy has asked parishioners to put scratch and win lottery cards on the offertory plate rather than money. A flyer on a door of San Martino church in Cigola near Brescia announced the move. “We all know we need help,” read the flyer. “So with a smile and without making givers Read more