Our Story

AGT staff

Aotearoa Gaming Trust

Aotearoa Gaming Trust (formerly The Southern Trust) is not your typical Class 4 Gaming Machine Society. 

It's our innovative approach to our venues, our team, our culture, and our country that sets us apart.

We apply our expert knowledge of gaming room set up and venue management to achieve what really matters to you.

We apply our expert knowledge of communities to achieve what really matters to the communities our venues are a part of.

We apply our expert knowledge to develop Harm Minimisation programmes to achieve the socially responsible operation that really matters to you.

Our gaming operation is grounded in strong venue partnerships, up-to-date gaming rooms and exemplary compliance practises. We invest in new equipment, technology, training, and compliance tools. We use our resources effectively and efficiently allowing us to increase profitability at all our venues.

Aotearoa Gaming Trust is dedicated to running a socially responsible gaming operation that in turn generates funding for community organisations. 

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Community Funding

Since 1998 we have put people first

Our people and our venues have made us what we are today, an experienced and successful gaming machine society which operates for community good across Aotearoa. Since our inception approximately $327.5 million has been distributed to communities around New Zealand.

AGT is here to help you grow your business or community organisation and whatever your venue or your community needs we have a capable, experienced team to deliver outstanding results, every time. 

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To be recognised as the most highly respected and compliant Gaming Society by the communities our venues operate in, venue operators, government, and the regulator.


We have a culture that supports values and inspires our venue operators, our staff, and the community.