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 Family First is opposed any law change which would allow the mass influx of more ‘mechanical pickpocket’ machines to SkyCity. This law change is completely contrary to the Gambling Act which seeks to reduce gambling harm. Casinos thrive on the false promise of getting rich quickly, but the reality is that those who can least afford to gamble are gambling themselves deeper into debt. (more)
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 Tourists come to see the country and the culture – not the casinos. If tourists were really focused on gambling, they would be going to Las Vegas – not the SkyCity casino venue in Auckland.(more)
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 Significant risk factors for problem gambling include being between 25-34, Maori or Pacific ethnicity, lower educational attainment, being employed and living alone.(more)
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 Problem gambling is strongly associated with risky drinking behaviour and smoking. Other health problems for gamblers include stress-related health problems, major mental problems, and medical conditions.(more)
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 The targeting of gambling in lower socio-economic areas proves that they are being targeted at vulnerable people.(more)
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 problem gambling is strongly associated with risky drinking behaviour, smoking, poverty, relationship break-up, depression and other mental health problems, domestic violence and child abuse, crime, neglected children.(more)
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  The Australian Productivity commission found that 5 to 10 other people can be directly affected to varying degrees by the behaviour of a problem gambler.(more)
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COMMENTARY -FAMILY FIRST OPPOSED THE BILL BACK IN 2013

Source: Family First

 Family First is opposing any law change which would allow the mass influx of more ‘mechanical pickpocket’ machines to SkyCity.This law change is completely contrary to the Gambling Act which seeks to reduce gambling harm. Casinos thrive on the false promise of getting rich quickly, but the reality is that those who can least afford to gamble are gambling themselves deeper into debt.

Tourists come to see the country and the culture – not the casinos. If tourists were really focused on gambling, they would be going to Las Vegas – not the SkyCity casino venue in Auckland.

gamblingSignificant risk factors for problem gambling include being between 25-34, Maori or Pacific ethnicity, lower educational attainment, being employed and living alone. Problem gambling is strongly associated with risky drinking behaviour and smoking. Other health problems for gamblers include stress-related health problems, major mental problems, and medical conditions.

Of most concern is the impact on families including domestic violence, unsupervised children in casino carparks, children going without food clothes and other necessities, and US research suggesting a link between gambling and physical and emotional abuse

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