In New Zealand, gaming machines have been permitted to operate since 1988. Their number and popularity have grown considerably during this time.
There are now more than 20,000 such machines operating in this country. These are all owned and operated by trusts that are legally bound to direct funds to the community.
Gaming trusts do not derive 'profits' in the commercial sense. Instead, funds are used to benefit the community through a system of grants.
Gaming trusts currently give grants of more than $300 million per year to sporting, educational, health, and arts groups and other charities.
A similar amount is contributed to the Government in GST and duty.
Below are a series of links that may be useful if your club operates gaming machines.