29 Oct 2020

Sports groups reject plan to ban new Wellington pokie machines

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 29 October 2020

Wellington sports groups are pushing the city council to scrap a proposal to ban new pokie machines in the capital.

The city council's sinking lid policy would mean if existing pokie venues close down, it won't allow a new one to open up.

It would also mean venues won't be able to increase the number of pokie machines, but sporting groups fear the financial repercussions.

Jonathan Mitchell reports.