Online gambling in New Zealand: Results from the 2018 Health and Lifestyles Survey

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This report presents results from the 2018 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS). It focuses on the profile of online gamblers and the types of online gambling in which they participated. Online gamblers are those who gambled over the internet on New Zealand hosted websites and apps (domestic), or on overseas hosted websites, in the last 12 months.

Key findings:

  • Over 520,000 (13%) New Zealand adults (aged 15-years and over) took part in online gambling in 2018.
  • 1 in 5 (20%) gamblers1 gambled online in the previous 12 months.
  • The most common form of online gambling was buying a Lotto New Zealand product.
  • Online gamblers were over twice as likely to be at-risk of some level of gambling-related harm compared to gamblers who did not gamble online.



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