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New Zealand Casino Faces Suspension

10 November 2005

NEW ZEALAND – As reported by the New Zealand One News: "The Dunedin casino may be the first in the country to have its licence suspended under legislation introduced last year.

"The casino has run into trouble after a gambler lost $5 million - some of it stolen - in just two years.

"Christine Marie Keenan was jailed for three years in December after stealing $500,000 to fuel her gambling habit.

"Her case is being used under the new gambling laws which say casinos must take action to minimise the harm caused by gambling.

"…Internal Affairs has applied for the Dunedin casino to be suspended, the first application of its type under the new laws.

"The casino says it will vigorously oppose the suspension…"

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