Past Event

E-Kasino E-Kare | Jackpot Panel Talk

Paraire 4 Tīhema

Friday 4 December


Blue Oyster Art Project Space

Colourful vinyl stickers on window

Image: Jonas Jessen Hansen.

Friday, December 4, 5:30 pm 

A discussion on alternative futures to capitalism, what a world without problem gambling might look like and where E-Kare got the inspiration for E-Kasino. With Lidia Grigorut, financial expert/Lipstick Socialist, and Sarah Campagnolo, Health Promoter at the Problem Gambling Foundation, chaired by E-Kare.

E-Kare is an XartXmusicX duo formed by Gerrit Jos van Beek (NL) and Piupiu Maya Turei (Ngāti Kahungunu-ki-Wairarapa me Ātihaunui-ā-Pāpārangi). E-Kare loves gameboys and art you can touch, and plays music featuring super positive nihilistic world views. E-Kare is your best friend, your mate, your hooligan. The antidote to the soul crushing poison spell from the final boss of the game...


Lidia Grigorut, known affectionately as "Lids" despite being on top of nothing, is a pretty cool and smart lady nonetheless. A citizen of nowhere and an immigrant to everywhere, she is ready to be grounded in the knowledge and wisdom shared by the peers around her and is excited to share her own experiences and knowledge with the guests of E-Kasino.


PGF Services provides free, professional and confidential counselling and support services throughout New Zealand for anyone impacted by gambling. A dedicated health promotion team work in the community to raise awareness of gambling harm. Their mission is enhancing the mana of individuals, families and communities: to be free from gambling harm.

E-Kasino welcomes all visitors and all events are free to attend.


E-Kare (founded in 2016, Te Whanganui-a-Tara) is a xMUSICxARTx collective. Our produce is whimsical and silly, we love gimmicks and impermanence. GAMES GAMES GAMES GAMES  GAMES I can't get these GAMES out of my head.