Gaming machine societies in the Class 4 gaming sector are responsible for distributing the Gaming Machine Proceeds (GMP) generated from their machines.
The Department’s analysis shows that in 2012, a total of $64.1 million was extracted by Class 4 non-club societies in the selected area. The return through gaming grants during this period totalled $8.93 million.4
This report outlines:
- societies’ policies for distributing grants to the local area
- how societies define geographical areas for grant distribution
- any challenges societies face in distributing grants back to the selected area, and
- any opportunities, from a society perspective, to increase funding returns to the selected area.
Most of these findings are aggregated as high level themes rather than focusing on each society’s practices.
Along with the document ‘Applying for Grants from Gambling (‘pokies’) Societies 2013: A Survey of Community and Charity Organisations in the Manukau Ward and Manurewa Local Board’ this report provides the Department with an understanding of the gaming machine funding environment in the selected area.
By comparing information from community organisations and societies, the Department can draw conclusions that may provide opportunities to increase the rate of grants returned to the selected area through targeted initiatives.