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Changes in the gambling laws (1st of 2)

Changes in the gambling laws

In 1988 electronic gaming machines were legalised for hotels and clubs, and rapidly became popular. Over one-third of the money spent on gambling went into the machines.

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports and leisure - Gambling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, updated 1 Sep 2015