David Shearer: Asian Gamblers OK

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After the SkyCity box hypocrisy of his Labour MPs David Shearer’s been busy explaining his party’s position on the convention centre this week.

On BFM he explained how it wasn’t the new gaming tables Labour are upset about – because the Asian high rollers use those.

It’s all the pokie problem gamblers from west and south Auckland that need to be saved from themselves.

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So Labour’s policy now seems to be that Asian problem gamblers who don’t live in West and South Auckland are okay.  Good to have that cleared up.

And by the way, when was Shearer last at SkyCity to make these insightful observations?

Just asking how he knows.


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