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Online gambling sales

Monthly data showing what proportion of TAB and Lotto betting is made online compared to land based. This should show a proportion of sales, absolute value, proportion of participants, and absolute numbers. Also interested in the average betting size in online versus land based gambling. Data from 2008 onwards (from the launch of lotto online). Format: xlx, cvs, or similar

understanding how online gambling has changed over time. In particular, how has COVID-19 (and the Level 4 lockdown) affected online gambling sales.

This would provide the granular detail for understanding how larger events have affected online gambling behaviour. It is important to know what proportion of gambling sales are conducted online, as online gambling behaviour is different from in person behaviour.


Response from
Department of Internal Affairs

Different agency responsible

The information requested is not held by the Department of Internal Affairs. Information on Lotto statistics is available from the Lottery Commission (lottoNZ). Information on TAB online gambling is available from the Racing Industry Transition Agency. You are able to find contact information for these agencies here: LottoNZ: info@lottonz.co.nz RITA: https://www.rita.org.nz/contact-us The Department of Internal Affairs has not sought to formally transfer this request under the Official Information Act due to instruction with the request notification that it may not be sent outside of the organisation. It is our understanding that Data.govt.nz will redirect this enquiry to the correct agencies.

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