May 01, 2014
More help for Maori problem gambers
Maori and Pacific problems gambling services have received a boost in the rejig that resulted from the axing of several long-established services.
An official committee has taken most of the funding away from the Problem Gambling Foundation and given it to the Salvation Army.
Odyssey House has also lost all its problem gambling funding, despite the fact a high proportion of problem gamblers are also addicted to drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
But there is extra money for south Auckland-based provider Raukura Hauora o Tainui’s problem gambling services, and for the Tupu services for Pacific Island gamblers run by the Auckland Community Alcohol and Drugs Service.
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