The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs has just released documents with the latest casino gambling statistics for the quarter ending June 2018. According to the Gaming Machine Proceeds (GMP) generated by New Zealand’s gambling venues, more funds came from the poker machines.
Revenue Increase in Poker Machines – Details
The quarterly statistics revealed that the GMP increased significantly in comparison to the same period, last year. This increase reached a total of NZD$6 846 240. Of the total increase percentage, 3.1% came from the class four gambling machines as well as pokie machines.
About 90% of the net profit from the April – June quarter has been said to have been returned to the community. The remaining profit has been redirected to the regional and national areas in New Zealand. Experts say that such situations will bring about a positive difference to a couple of local companies, most of which might face a couple of difficulties for them to continue their businesses without such funding.
The contributions that were made by the increase in the poker machines revenue make a massive difference to local hospitals, air rescue services, and the professional air ambulance. Reportedly, there is no other type of casino gambling that makes such a significant contribution towards community services and good causes in New Zealand. These grants are controlled by trusts, which then work in line with the regulated restrictions and standards that fall under the Gambling Act of New Zealand.
The spokesperson of the Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand – Bruce Robertson explained that casino gambling venues like pubs and clubs provide the most reliable control over gambling activities. This offers Kiwi gamblers a well-regulated environment, thereby reducing the rate of gambling addiction. It seems the poker machine industry is doing well in the realm of NZ gambling. Keep it locked here at Kiwi Casinos for the latest gambling news in New Zealand.