Posts Tagged ‘Gambling’

Kiwis spent equivalent of $648 each on gambling Comments 0

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 Related Posts:Money laundering: Worth more than $1 billion Read more

SkyCity hits record, raises profit 10 per cent to $170 million Comments 0

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 Related Posts:New Zealand’s double standard on doing goodProfits are down, ethics are up for Vatican bankPushpay Holdings a Read more

Poker machines that rely on deception and addiction Comments 0

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? Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

Child neglect at casino increasing Comments 0

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

More gamblers are abandoning their children at Auckland’s SkyCity casino. Last year 49 children under 14 were left unattended by their parents at the casino’s central city site, including in its vast underground car park. The figure for 2011 was 42. The numbers are revealed in the company’s Host Responsibility report to the Gambling Commission, Read more

SkyCity costs greater than benefits, MPs told Comments 0

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The Law Society says it appears the costs of the SkyCity convention centre deal outweigh the benefits to the public. SkyCity is to build a $402 million centre in central Auckland in exchange for an extension of its casino license and being allowed to operate more gaming machines and tables. The bill allowing the deal Read more