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Pokies Given that many of NZ’s gaming machines are within communities that are high on our deprivation and socio-economic scale, will you introduce and show leadership for a reducing lid policy on the number of pokie machines in local communities?

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Uesifili Unasa
  Yes

Len Brown
  Yes

Gambling addiction does harm to families across our city. I worked with the Problem Gambling Foundation to help introduce a "no more pokies" policy in Manukau. And in July, with my leadership, the Auckland Council voted for a sinking lid on pokies in pubs and clubs.

John Minto
  Yes

A sinking lid is not enough - we would give communities the power to ban pokies from their community.

John Palino
  Yes

Similar to the issue of alcohol establishments and availability, the communities should take the lead with evidence to present Council. Every community will manage issues like this differently as they will be affected differently relative to one another. I will welcome a reducing lid on the number of pokie machines in the local communities that wish to implement such a reduction.

Key
Yes
Maybe – and open to the idea
Not Sure – but open to the idea
Maybe
Not Sure
No

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