Keynote speech by Major Campbell Roberts to the Problem Gambling Foundation Conference, 19 May 2012.
The Salvation Army is concerned about the actual 'choice' communities have in the number of pokies and casinos in their neighbourhood. Gaming brings in valuable monies via community trusts, which councils use to fund essential projects and services in those very same communities the money is lost from. But is that really fair, or the best for people on those communities?
Major Campbell Roberts also discusses legislation currently before Parliament, and implications for New Zealand's communities that have the highest incidence and spend on gaming machines.
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