About current situation and what's proposed
There are currently 122 pokie machines operating at 13 venues in Selwyn district, all outside residential areas. There are no TAB NZ stand-alone venues in Selwyn.
The Council’s current gambling policy sets a cap of 114 pokie machines allowed in the district, although because of an error when setting the cap in 2018, this should have been 124 machines.
The current policy allows existing pokie machines to be moved to new venues, provided the new venue keeps the same number of machines and meets all other policy criteria. Pokie machines are not allowed in residential areas.
The draft policy proposes keeping the maximum of 124 machines allowed in the district and the same rules:
- existing pokie machines can be moved to new venues, provided the new venue keeps the same number of machines and meets all other policy criteria
- gambling venues continue to be allowed only outside residential areas in the district.
Read Statement of Proposal and Draft Gambling Venue Policy for more information.
Consultation has concluded