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25 February 2016

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Gambling expenditure up for the 2014/15 financial year

We issued a media release yesterday which showed gambling expenditure for the 2014/15 financial year.

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Our figures showed that during this period gamblers in New Zealand spent $2091 million dollars on the four main forms of gambling, up $25.5 million (1.2 per cent) on the previous year. Expenditure was up for casinos, non-casino gaming machines and racing and sports betting, but down on Lottery products.

When adjusted for inflation, we are able to see that gambling behaviour has varied only slightly over the past six years, ranging from a low of $2060 million in 2011 to a high of $2099 in 2012.

During the period an estimated $655 million from gambling proceeds was distributed to a variety of community purposes, including an estimated $260 million raised from non-casino gaming machine societies.