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Gambling Harm Awareness Week – Ka-Ching you are also invited to a movie
5 September 2016 - 11 September 2016
They’ve been called “electronic morphine.” Ever wonder what makes Pokies so addictive?
You are invited to Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation movie to find out and be a part of a discussion hosted by The Problem Gambling Foundation and Population Health
Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation takes you inside the machine to find out.
In this ground breaking expose, industry insiders reveal exactly how they rig Pokies to keep you hooked.
Learn how they work on the deepest levels of our brains and see how our governments became the biggest addicts of all.
Date: Wednesday 7 September
Venue: Anglican Action Conference Room, Te Ara Hou – 100 Morrinsville Rd, Hamilton
Phone: Kay or Rose on 07 838 2569
Other Confirmed Screenings are as follows:
- Tuesday, 6 September: Waikato Migrant Resource Centre, 46G Boundary Road, Hamilton 6pm-8pm
To confirm attendance contact: Patricia Novoa on 07 8382192
- Wednesday, 7 September: Anglican Action, Te Ara Hou Village, 100 Morrinsville Road, Hamilton 12pm-2pm
To confirm attendance contact: Kay or Rose on 07 8382569
- Wednesday, 7 September: K’aute Pasifika, Waikato Migrant Resource Centre, 46G Boundary Road, Hamilton 6pm-8pm
To confirm attendance contact: Peni Seru on 07 834 1482
- Thursday, 8 September: Launch Enderley, Enderley Park Community Centre, 66 Tennyson Rd, Enderley, Hamilton , 6pm-8pm
To confirm attendance contact: Rob Whitiora on 022 069 3262
- Friday, 9 September: Age Concern, Celebrating Age Centre, 30 Victoria Street, Hamilton, 12pm-2pm
To confirm attendance contact: Gail Gilbert on 07 838 2266
- Friday, 9 September: Salvation Army, Salvation Army, 99 London Street, 1pm-3pm
To confirm attendance contact: Marcus Collings on 0274 91 0013
More about Gambling Harm Awareness Week
Gambling Harm Awareness Week is from 5 September to 11 September and has superseded Gamble free Day which was traditionally held on 1 September.
Events and activities will take place around the country during this week to raise awareness about the harm from gambling in our communities and promote health and well-being.
Electronic gaming machines (pokies) are the most harmful form of gambling.
Each year about $74million is spent in the Waikato region on pokies. The subsequent harm is substantial.
Approximately 20% of people are negatively impacted by gambling either by having arguments related to gambling or going without something they needed because of gambling such as unpaid bills, according to the National Gambling Study (2012). The prevalence of problem gambling is estimated at between 1% and 3% of the adult population [i].
[i] New Zealand 2012 National Gambling Study: Gambling harm and problem gambling. Gambling and Addictions Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology. Final Report Number 2, 1 July 2014