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Aug 2017
Commissioned
Topics: Research, Gambling
This report examines the factors affecting spending on Class 4 Gaming machines. In particular, it seeks to explain the apparent upturn in expenditure that started around the end of 2013. Before then, there had been a steady decrease in expenditure that resulted from provisions in the Gambling Act 2003.

7 Jul 2017
Commissioned
The Ministry of Health engaged Central Queensland University’s (CQU) Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory and Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) Gambling and Addictions Research Centre to develop a framework and a methodology for understanding and measuring gambling-related harm in the New Zealand population.

Jul 2017
Completed
Topics: Research, Gambling
This report uses data from the 2014 HLS to assess experience, knowledge and opinions about gambling harm among New Zealand adults, both overall and among different social and population groups (as defined by gender, ethnicity, neighbourhood deprivation level, risk of gambling harm, type of gambling participation, and number of...

May 2017
Commissioned
Four hundred and fifty-four clients of problem gambling treatment services took part in a short survey on gambling and family/whānau violence and abuse. There were 370 gamblers and 84 affected others (e.g. partners, other family members and friends). The survey took place from June 2013 to March 2015. The...

11 Sep 2015
Completed
This report presents and discusses results of secondary analyses of the New Zealand National Gambling Study (NGS) data related to past year offshore gambling participation and expenditure, and associated risk factors. Offshore gambling is defined as gambling that is conducted in a country other than New Zealand (NZ) and can...

Jul 2015
Commissioned
This study relates to an in-depth quantitative analysis of gambling and problem gambling data from the 2011/12 New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS).  The 2011/12 New Zealand Health Survey gathered data through face-to-face interviews with approximately 12,000 randomly selected adults aged 15 years and over throughout New Zealand. ...

2015
Completed
The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) is a biennial monitor of the health behaviour and attitudes of New Zealand adults aged 15 years and over, and parents and caregivers of 5 to16-year-olds, first carried out in 2008. The HLS is managed by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and collects information relating to HPA’s programme...

2015
Commissioned
The last national studies focused on gambling in New Zealand were conducted in 1991 and 1999. Since then, there has been substantial growth in gambling availability and expenditure and it is timely to collect national-level information on gambling participation and problem gambling to inform policy and strategic planning.

2015
Commissioned
The two studies reported here are three year extensions of previously reported studies: National Problem Gambling Intervention Effectiveness Effectiveness of problem gambling brief telephone interventions These studies investigated the...

2015
Completed
Topics: Research, Gambling
Our annual survey of stakeholders in the gambling sector was carried out in July 2015. We aimed to capture a wider range of perspectives than in previous surveys by including some additional individuals and stakeholder groups. A good response rate was achieved (50%).

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