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Problem Gambling



Strategy and Levy

The Ministry of Health is responsible for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling, including the funding and co-ordinating problem gambling services.

The Ministry of Health website at http://www.moh.govt.nz/problemgambling provides a comprehensive source of information about the Ministry's work.

Problem gambling services are funded through a levy on gambling operators. The levy is collected from the profits of New Zealand’s four main gambling operators: gaming machines in pubs and clubs; casinos; the New Zealand Racing Board; and the New Zealand Lotteries Commission. The formula for calculating the levy rate for each of the four sectors is set out in section 320 of the Act.

Under section 318(5) of the Gambling Act, the Gambling Commission is required to report to the Associate Minister of Health and the Minister of Internal Affairs making recommendations on the total annual amount of the proposed problem gambling levy for a three year period, and a proposed levy rate for each gambling sector.


Further Information

On 9 December 2015, the Commission reported to the Minister on the levy recommended by the Ministry. Link here to a copy of the Commission's report. On 20 November 2012, the Commission reported to Ministers on the levy recommended by the Ministry. Link here to a copy of the Commission's report: On 26 November 2009, the Commission reported to Ministers on the levy recommended by the Ministry. Link here to a copy of the Commission's report: On 1 December 2006, the Commission reported to Ministers on the proposed levy for the period 1 July 2007 - 30 June 2010. Link here to a copy of the Commission's report: On 1 July 2004, the Commission reported to Ministers on the initial levy recommended by the Ministry. Link here to a copy of the Commission's report:
     
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