gambling harm awareness week

Māori Television - 'SkyCity Casino opens doors to help problem gamblers'

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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Dollars and Sense - Community Action to Address Problem Gambling

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.