Pokie machines at a south Auckland function centre have been shut down by authorities who found that money made from gambling was the centre's main source of income.
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) cancelled the pokies licence for the Galaxy Function Centre in Otara in May.
However, venue operator KTJ Investments Ltd appealed the decision and the centre's 18 machines were reopened in the interim.
On Thursday the DIA released a statement saying its decision to shut down the pokies had been confirmed by the Gambling Commission.
"Each time the department or police visited Galaxy gaming machine patrons often considerably outnumbered other patrons," it read.
"The degree of non-compliance was substantial and suspension of the licence was not a practical remedy."
Under the Gambling Act 2003 gambling at venues, not including casinos, must not be the main purpose of the business.