Gaming machine profits (GMP dashboard)

Dashboard file showing current quarter, and historic data for the numbers of gaming machines and licenced premises in each council area, tracked since 2015.

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Last updated: 31 March 2021

Gaming Machine Profits (GMP) Dashboard (data.govt.nz website XLXS and machine readable formats)

The Excel spreadsheet contains 4 reports. Explanations to help you understand the information, and what it shows is provided below. 

Interpreting the data

The dashboard shows the numbers of approved gaming machines licensed to operate at approved venues as at the last day of the current quarter.

It does not include gaming machines, societies or venues currently under a licensing application or renewal process.

This is a 'snapshot' of the current state of affairs at a point in time. It is not conclusive, and should be read in context of the broader dataset.

Contact us if you want up to date information about machine numbers in a district.

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Current quarter trends

Date range: January to March 2021

GMP decreased by 8.7 percent ($22 million) between the December 2020 and March 2021 quarters. The decrease is consistent with trends over the past 5 years, which have shown an average decrease of 9.2 percent between the December and March quarters.

Nationally, the number of venues this quarter decreased by 5 and gaming machines decreased by 49 compared to the previous quarter. This is consistent with trends showing a gradual reduction of venues and gaming machines in New Zealand over time.

Gaming machine numbers

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Interpreting the data

There are four reports within the Excel version (human readable) of the GMP dashboard:

  • Key stats - Key stats about any timeframe or area selected.
  • In detail - Dynamic dashboard that allows you to select information you want to see based on time and location.
  • Quarterly by council area (or territorial authority) - Dynamic table that allows you to compare GMP, gaming machines and venues by quarter and TA.
  • Current quarter licensed venues
  • Data - Data that sits behind all the dynamic tables and dashboard.

Two additional sheets provide help for navigating and reading the data:

  • Notes to the tables – details what is, and is not, included in the data.
  • Contents and directions – instructions for how to navigate the document and extract the information you need. It covers how to:
    • use control buttons to manipulate different views
    • uncover detail behind the graphs
    • troubleshoot.

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