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Gambling Expenditure Statistics show the amount spent on the four main types of gambling activity – TAB racing and sports betting, NZ Lotteries products, gaming machines (outside casinos), and casino gambling – between the financial years ending 2010-2015.
The data tables must be read in conjunction with the explanations found on the final tab/page of each document linked below.
- NEW! Gambling Expenditure Statistics Table (XLSX, 45KB)**
- NEW! Gambling Expenditure Statistics Table (PDF, 125KB)**
Gamblers spent $25.5 million more in FY 2014/15Gamblers in New Zealand spent $2091 million dollars on the four main forms of gambling in the 2014/15 financial year (2015), 1.2 per cent more than the previous year, according to figures compiled by the Department.
|Reported Gambling Expenditure 2009/10 to 2014/15|
Actual dollars (non-inflation adjusted) for gambling operators' financial year-end.
|NZ RACING BOARD (TAB)|
|NZ LOTTERIES COMMISSION|
|GAMING MACHINES (outside Casinos)|
Totals may differ from the sum of column entries due to rounding.
These statistics (for 2009/10 to 2014/15) differ from those previously published (for 2009/10 to 2013/14) after discrepancies were revealed during internal checks. Gambling operators reviewed their previous years' data and, where necessary, provided more up-to-date information.
When we adjust for inflation, we can see that gambling behaviour has varied only slightly over the past six years, ranging from a low of $2,060 million in 2011 to a high of $2,099 in 2012.
An estimated $655 million, (31.4 per cent of total expenditure) was distributed to a variety of community purposes from gambling proceeds.
- The New Zealand Racing Board allocated $140 million, mostly to support racing club activities and infrastructure
- Approximately $201 million of Lottery Grants Board funding was distributed across a range of sectors, including sports, culture, health and community services;
- Non-casino gaming machine trusts raised an estimated $260 million for authorised purposes;
- Non-casino gaming machine clubs raised an estimated $50 million for own purposes; and,
- Casinos paid just over $4 million to their community trusts.
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