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News and updates

Correction to December 2019 GMP Data

On 26 May 2021 we corrected the December 2019 quarter series for Hurunui/Kaikoura and total GMP. The data was first published in February 2020. It was due to a manual error where the GMP for Hurunui/Kaikoura was reported as lower than was correct. We regret the error and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Data and Statistics

How Aotearoa Gambled During COVID-19

The latest Gaming Machine Profits Dashboard has been published. This gives us a picture of gambling spend in Aotearoa 2019-20.

How Aotearoa gambled in Covid 2019-20 (Data and statistics)

How Aotearoa gambled during COVID-19

Full infographic about Aotearoa’s gambling spend in 2019-20 (PDF, 972KB)

Covid-19 information for the gambling sector

Find information for the gambling sector relating to the current Alert level, and specific advice for Class 4 and community operators.

COVID-19 – information for the gambling sector
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Research and reports

2020 Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) reports – effects of gambling on well being

DIA worked with Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) to investigate a framework for assessing the costs, and benefits of gambling, that could be applied across the 4 main platforms (Class 4 (pokies), Lotto, TAB and Casinos). The framework was applied to Class 4 in a second stage of the research.

Assessing the effects of gambling on wellbeing in New Zealand (PDF, 2MB)

Harm minimisation research

A summary of key findings has been collated to support territorial authorities when reviewing and assessing gambling policies

Summary of key findings from Ministry of Health gambling research

Gambling research and evaluation (Ministry of Health)

DIA gambling research and reports

DIA periodically commissions reports on certain aspects of the gambling sector, to support policy, operational, or corporate decision making.

Gambling research reports and stakeholder surveys
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Press Releases

A record of press releases issued by the Gambling Compliance Group of the Department of Internal Affairs.

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