CASINOS AND GAMBLING POLICY:

Social Impacts of Gaming in New Zealand

Client:
Department of Internal Affairs
Date:
1999
Objectives:
To carry out a review of international literature on the social impacts of gambling activities, in support of the New Zealand Gaming Survey
Major activities:
- literature search;
- literature review and analysis
Outputs:
Editorial contributions towards Report Number One of the New Zealand Gaming Survey

SIA for Gambling Venue Policy in Timaru District

Client:
Timaru District Council
Date:
2003
Objectives:
To assist with the development of a Gambling Venue Policy for the District as required under the Gambling Act 2003.
Major activities:
- preparation of background data for presentation to the Councilís Resources and Regulation Committee;
- analysis of nationwide comparative data for all districts on the incidence of gaming machines and associated venues;
- structured interviews with venue operators, groups benefiting from the receipt of gaming machine profits, and other agencies and professional groups working to address the social harms of problem gambling.
Outputs:
Report to the Client (December 2003)


SIA for Gambling Venue Policy in Mackenzie District

Client:
Mackenzie District Council
Date:
2003
Objectives:
To assist with the development of a Gambling Venue Policy for the District as required under the Gambling Act 2003.
Major activities:
- analysis of nationwide comparative data for all districts on the incidence of gaming machines and associated venues;
- structured interviews with venue operators, groups benefiting from the receipt of gaming machine profits, and other agencies and professional groups working to address the social harms of problem gambling.
Outputs:
Report to the Client (December 2003)


SIA for Gambling Venue Policy in Kawerau District

Client:
Kawerau District Council
Date:
2003
Objectives:
To assist with the development of a Gambling Venue Policy for the District as required under the Gambling Act 2003.
Major activities:
- provide advice to KDC staff preparing the SIA;
- review drafts of the SIA in support of the Gambling Venue Policy.
Outputs:
Written and verbal advice to the client at various stages of preparing the SIA.


Analysis of exposure to non-casino gaming machines and TABs

Client:
Local Government New Zealand
Date:
2003
Objectives:
To provide comparative data to district and city councils on exposure of their ratepayers to non-casino gaming machines and the associated vulnerability to gambling problems.
Major activities:
- analysis of data collected by the Department of Internal Affairs on venues licensed to operate non-casino gaming machines, and the numbers of machines operated;
- analysis of census data on the demographic composition of each Local Authorities usually resident population, with particular attention to demographic attributes known to pre-dispose individuals to problem gambling.
Outputs:
Report to the Client (October 2003)


Hamilton Riverside Casino. Social Impact Assessment

Client:
Perry Development Ltd
Date:
1997
Objectives:
  1. Social impact assessment for proposed Riverside Casino.
  2. Assessment of impacts on other gambling providers.
Major Activities:
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Outputs:
SIA report.
Supplementary report on other gambling providers.
Evidence for the Casino Control Authority hearing.

Steamer Wharf Casino Social Impact Assessment

Client:
Otago Casinos Ltd
Date:
1997-98
Objectives:
  1. Social impact assessment for proposed Steamer Wharf Casino.
  2. Critique of social impact assessment for Queenstown Casinos Ltd proposal.
Major Activities:
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Outputs:
SIA report.
Evidence for Casino Control Authority Hearing - OCL premises licence application.
Evidence for Casino Control Authority Hearing - QCL premises licence application.
Evidence for Casino Control Authority Hearing - multiple casino applications.

New Zealand Gambling Survey

Client:
NZ Department of Internal Affairs (through Auckland Institute of Technology)
Date:
1998-9
Objectives:
  1. Review international literature on social and economic impacts of gambling.
  2. Provide consultation input to the development of the problem gambling survey.
  3. Develop a conceptual framework for understanding the social and economic impacts of gambling.
  4. Provide consultation input to the conceptual framework development and to interpreting the results of the problem gambling survey.
Major Activities:
Literature review, interviews of agencies, service providers and community groups.
Outputs:
Consultation report and Phase I, Literature review report.