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 2022

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, are 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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GMP trends

Date range: January to March 2022

Quarterly gaming machine profits (GMP) were down by 10 percent compared to the same period last year, decreasing from $230.5 million in March 2021 to $208.4 million in March 2022. The decrease reflects the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 on gaming machine operations, including venue capacity limits and physical distancing restrictions under the Red light Covid-19 Protection Framework setting.

Overall, GMP levels over the past 12 months were similar to the previous year, decreasing slightly by 0.2 percent ($1.9m).

For more detail on these numbers and trends, please see our GMP Dashboard.

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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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