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Petrol Station Supervisor Steals NZ$60K to Fund Gambling Addiction

Petrol station supervisor Brett Laurence Rudman has been caught stealing from stations he supervised to fund his gambling addiction. Rudman, from Wellington, collectively stole more than $60,000 from petrol stations.  The 29-year-old stole cash from BP Karori and BP Newlands, tobacco stock, and Motor Trade Association (MTA) vouchers. All totalling $60,000. His stealing spree went […]

Lasseters Casino Fined NZ$19000 for Allowing Drunk Patrons on Premises

The Lasseters Casino in Alice Springs has been ordered to pay AU$18000 (NZ$19175) for failing to bar drunk patrons on several occasions. The Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, the only casino in Alice Springs, allowed drunk customers after there was an increase in the number of people visiting the casino due to new anti-alcohol legislation […]

SkyCity Casino Workers in Auckland Set to Strike Over Working Hours

Auckland SkyCity casino workers are set to embark on strike action over unfavourable working hours. About 97% of the 900 employees who are under the Unite Union recently voted in favour of the strike. They are trying to force SkyCity to reimburse casino staff and set up incentives for working “unsociable hours” which include nights […]

SkyCity Finances Experience a Decline in Annual Net Profits

SkyCity finances for the 2018-19 financial year paint a challenging picture for the casino and resort company’s performance. The group recently posted its full-year financial results ending on 30 June 2019. SkyCity finances show a 14.7% decline in its annual net profits after tax. The profits dropped from NZ$169.5 million in 2017-18 to NZ$144.6 million […]

Online Gambling Public Consultation Launches in New Zealand

The country’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has launched an online gambling public consultation process to look at the future of a local online casino industry. On Wednesday, 31 July, New Zealand’s DIA opened up a public consultation process to find out if the views of Kiwis on a potential expansion of the country’s online […]