NZ Safe Gambling Campaign Offends MP
By Linda
A busty cartoon pokie machine called Dolly who appears in leaflet promoting safe gambling has offended a woman MP.

New Zealand's chartered clubs created Dolly. She tells punters not to get too excited and press all her buttons flat out, because she likes people who treat her gently.

But the campaign to counter problem gambling has pushed all the wrong buttons with Hamilton East MP Dianne Yates.

'The club may care about problem gamblers, but it certainly has a low opinion of women,' she said.

Dolly urges club members using her to 'pace yourselves’. 'Buy me a bit at a time. I like it that way,' she says.

The clubs New Zealand chief executive Roger Parton said that when he first saw the leaflet he realised it was a bold statement.

'Whatever you do, there's always the possibility of offending someone.'

Mr Parton said there was no intention of scrapping the leaflet.

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