Kiwis spent less on pokies last year

Pokies in New Zealand
Pokies in New Zealand

According to the new government of New Zealand the money that they were spent on pokies last year was down by more than 3 per cent.
Also in New Zealand and more specific in Kiwi pubs and clubs the number of the pokies machines were also devreased from 18,133 to 17,670 according to the Department of Internal Affairs. In Gaming machines the expenditure declined from $866.8m to $839.7m last year. This is a decline at around 3% compared with 2012. And also, 29 gaming venues were closed down compared to 2012.
The EMS system(Electronic Monitoring System) which is fully operational since 2007 is a system which provides full tracking and monitoring in the amount of money that players are spending in pokies machines which are not situated inside casinos, and ensures “the integrity of games and the accurate accounting of money”. It is clear that the gaming industry is suffering a bit in New Zealand and the reasons cannot be identified at the moment. Probably the financial crisis has reached our pockets but only time will show whether it will be a recovery soon.