Gaming Machines – What’s The Real Deal?
People sometimes say to us “all your giving back comes from gaming”. That may have been the case in the past, but certainly isn’t true now.
When we talk about Giving Back, all of that money comes from your community-owned retail stores, hospitality venues and investments.
Gaming machines are present in some of our venues and are owned by a separate gaming society called The Trusts Community Foundation Ltd (TTCF). Despite the similar names, TTCF is a separate organisation, responsible for gaming machines in approximately 49 venues around New Zealand, six of these are run by The Trusts.
Where gaming machines are located in West Auckland
We recognise there are a range of views in our community about gaming machines, so in many of our venues such as iTi, Mr Illingsworth or The Hangar, you won’t find any gaming machines at all.
Under New Zealand’s gaming laws, the people you elect to govern your licensing trusts have a say in the distribution of gaming funds in their local communities, by way of monthly recommendations to TTCF. Typically, this helps ensure funds go back into the area where they came from, although the final decision remains with TTCF.