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Gambling Expenditure Statistics show the amount lost by gamblers (operator’s profits) for 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 2010-2017.

The data tables must be read in conjunction with the explanations found on the final tab/page of each document linked below.

The Gambling Expenditure Statistics are compiled using information from the Electronic Monitoring System and gambling operators. The Department takes no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of these statistics.

Gamblers spent $125 million more in FY 2016/17

Gamblers in New Zealand spent $2,334 million dollars on the four main forms of gambling in the 2016/17 financial year (201), 5.6 per cent more than the previous year, according to figures compiled by the Department.

Reported Gambling Expenditure 2010/11 to 2016/17
Actual dollars (non-inflation adjusted) for gambling operators' financial year-end.
GAMING MACHINES (outside Casinos)

Totals may differ from the sum of column entries due to rounding.

For more information, see our media release: Gamblers spent $125 million more in FY 2016/17 (20/02/2018)

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