Vox Pop: Is gambling an issue in Tokoroa?

Gambling machines are on the increase in Tokoroa. Photo: Supplied
Gambling machines are on the increase in Tokoroa. Photo: Supplied
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A merger of Pockets 8 Ball Club, The Olde Establishment and the Putaruru District Services Memorial Club in South Waikato will bring with it a mini-casino of 30 gaming machines.

South Waikato District Council has supported the move, despite the district having the fifth highest spend per head on pokie machines nationally.

The move has upset many in Tokoroa CBD. Student journalist Paewitana asks the people of Tokoroa for their thoughts:

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