New Zealand: Gambling income increased
The Gaming Association of New Zealand (GMANZ) has published quarterly financial results for the gambling sector. In the period from June to September, the country recorded an increase in profits from slot machines (GMP) by 3.4%.
Revenues from slot machines increased by €6.7 million, but the number of poker machines and areas where they are located is decreasing.
According to GMANZ representative - Bruce Robertson, the results rightly reflect the success of a balanced, controlled and sustainable approach to the class 4 model, which is implemented in New Zealand. He added that heightened activity is taking place against the backdrop of a growing economy.
“Gambling areas, such as pubs and clubs, are aimed at providing a safe, fun and regulated environment for those who choose this popular form of entertainment. Limiting the availability of gaming machines is likely to attract more players into the world of unregulated online games,” - Bruce Robertson concluded.
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