Kiwi Online Gambling Myths and Numbers

Published April 20, 2009

Kiwi Online Gambling Myths and Numbers

Kiwi gamblers are not big spenders, and when they do play the games, they benefit from a few protective measures.

Turns out that Kiwi and Australian online gamblers are known to be big spenders. A closer look at the numbers proves that is not the case. In fact, they are on the lower end of the scale.

A University of Lethbridge study published numbers that have local online gamblers spending NZ$539 per month on average - a large amount indeed.

But one of the study's authors, Robert Williams, said: "Only the median values provide somewhat meaningful comparisons between the regions. Using this criteria, the Australia-New Zealand internet and non-internet gamblers have the lowest expenditures of any region."

The median values for Kiwi's is NZ$16, about a tenth of the media value for American gamblers.

Numbers
Statistics New Zealand reports that Lotto is the most popular gaming activity at 86%. Gaming Machines (not in a casino) rank only sixth in popularity at 37%.

There are about 20,000 non-casino gaming machines in New Zealand.

Total spending on gambling in 2007/08 reached NZ$2.034 billion.

Protection
Once the player sits across the machine, he or she will find a new trend of player protection: Player Information Display.

Starting July 1, venues will have to pop a small screen warning players of the risk in gambling.

 

See also

Top Low-Roller Kiwi online Casinos

New Zealand Gambling Commission

The History of Online Gambling

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