28 Jul 2016

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Call for submissions on Class 4 gambling – have your say on support for the arts

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is calling for submissions on how Class 4 gambling (pokies) can be improved to increase support for community projects without driving a growth in gambling.

Creative New Zealand is preparing its own submission for the Review of Class 4 Gambling and has prepared a fact sheet for arts organisations or individuals who want to make a submission on the issue.

Class 4 gambling relates to gambling machines outside casinos, commonly referred to as pokies.  Pokie machines are operated by not-for-profit clubs and gaming societies, which pay pubs and other venues to host the machines.

Over the past decade more than $2.5 billion has been made available to community projects from the proceeds of class 4 gambling, of which 4% is allocated to arts and culture projects.

Submissions close on Friday 12 August.

The Review of Class 4 Gambling Quick Fact Sheet (pdf 122KB) on the Creative New Zealand website provides background on the issue for organisations interested in making a submission.

You can also read the Discussion Document: Review of Class 4 Gambling and make a submission on the DIA website.