Have your say on pokies in Hamilton
Hamilton City Council is seeking feedback on its proposed Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy (pokies in pubs and clubs).
The Council is proposing a ‘gold standard’ policy that will lead New Zealand in gambling harm reduction: a sinking lid policy with no relocations or club mergers. This means, for example, if a bar or club had to close for some reason, they could not move the pokies to another site and if two clubs wanted to merge, they wouldn’t be permitted to.
The Council’s current policy is a sinking lid, but it does allow for relocations and club mergers meaning although no new pokie machine licenses can be issued, machines can be relocated, and two clubs can merge to have a maximum of 18 machines.
The Hamilton City Council are calling on you to have your say.
Submissions close on Monday 17 June 2019.
For full details about the Council's proposed policy read here: https://haveyoursay.hamilton.govt.nz/strategy-research/proposed-class-4-gambling-venue-policy-2019/
Click here to make an online sumbission, or alternatively download and complete the this form and return it via post to Hamilton City Council, Council Building, Garden Place, Hamilton or Hamilton City Council, Private Bag 3010, Hamilton 3240.
**NOTE: Council’s consultation process is public, and your comments will be available for public inspection