Hāpai kaimahi David Frost discusses with Dale Husband the initiatives of Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2018 and the opportunity to work alongside Sky City Casino in raising awareness of the harm and pathways to further support.
In a first Auckland's SkyCity Casino has opened its doors to allow gambling help services to support problem gamblers. Hāpai Te Hauora says the unprecedented move allows them to give immediate help to those who are seeking support.
It's helping those playing roulette hope of a wealthier future.
“This is the largest casino in the country where problem gambling takes place” said Haylee Koroi of Hāpai Te Hauora.
“That's why we are here so we can see those who need help, who are gambling on gaming machines.”
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Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) kicks off today, providing an opportunity for increased awareness of problem gambling in Aotearoa New Zealand.
A pou sharing the thoughts of Te Atatu Intermediate School students about gambling in their communities will be on display in Mangere today as part of an event to mark Gamble Harm Awareness week.
Hāpai Te Hauora, the voice for community action on the Minimisation and Prevention of Gambling Harm, are calling for decision makers to ensure money is returned to those communities who are contributing the most to pokie machines revenue. This will ensure communities with higher numbers of pokie machines are better resourced to combat the social issues created by the generating of funding for the nation.