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Strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm 2019/20 to 2021/22

Gambling Internet gambling Gambling harm minimisation Problem gambling New Zealand

This strategy was developed following a comprehensive consultation process with groups and individuals that included people with experience of gambling harm, problem gambling harm service providers, the gambling industry and other stakeholders with an interest in gambling harm.

The activities included in the Strategy comprise public health services, intervention and support services, research, evaluation and workforce development.

The strategy is divided into sections as follows;

  • Section 2 sets out the strategic framework from 2019/20 to 2021/22. This covers the Ministry’s approach to preventing and minimising gambling harm, high level objectives and priorities for action that form the strategic context for the three-year service plan. This section also provides relevant context about the strategy, the nature of gambling and related harms and the public health approach to gambling harm
  • Section 3 covers the Ministry’s service plan for the three-years from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022 and sets out the Ministry’s service priorities to prevent and minimise gambling harm and the budgeted costs of those services
  • Section 4 covers the problem gambling levy rates for the three-year period corresponding to the term of the service plan and describes the process by which those rates were calculated.
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