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Online Gambling in New Zealand: Public Discussion Document

Submissions closed Monday 30 September 2019

The Government is interested in knowing what is important to you when it comes to regulating online gambling in New Zealand.

We would also like to know more about how online gambling is affecting the lives of New Zealanders.

The current Gambling Act is from 2003. Back then, internet technology was still developing. Law makers couldn’t have foreseen the way that gambling would develop online 16 years on.

We need to update our laws for today’s digital world and future-proof them as much as possible.

How do I have my say?

Here is link to the submission form: Fill and submit by Monday 30 September 2019 to:

Important Note: The 'Submit' button on this form may not work on all systems. If the 'Submit' button does not respond, please save your completed form to your computer, and attach to an email addressed to:

OR print out and mail to:

Online Gambling Team
Department of Internal Affairs 
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140

Here are some documents that may inform your submission

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Submissions closed Monday 30 September 2019