Curtis, B. & Wilson, C. (2002). Gambling with communities. In B. Curtis (Ed.), Gambling in New Zealand (105-117). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Dunmore Press Limited.
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In this chapter we draw attention to spoken and unspoken aspects of government policy found in the disadvantaging of community forms of gambling. Much of the rhetoric presented by government claims to be about protecting communities from gambling, but we argue that this language is at odds with the realities of policy and of practice. Such rhetoric foreshadowed the recent Review of Gaming, but the outcomes to date are not designed to redress the balance. These outcomes include a moratorium on casino licences securing the existing monopoly, increased surveillance on gaming machines run by clubs and pubs by the Department of Internal Affairs, and a bizarre effort to check Internet-based gambling in New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, 2001.
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