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New Problem Gambling Levy rates from 1 July

20 June 2019

Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin says Cabinet has confirmed the Gambling (Problem Gambling Levy) Regulations 2019.

She says the regulations will introduce new levy rates for the four levy-paying sectors and are planned to come into force on 1 July 2019.

The newly confirmed levy rates (GST exclusive) are: gaming machine operators (0.78% of player expenditure); casinos (0.56% of player expenditure); NZ Lotteries Commission (0.43% of player expenditure); and New Zealand Racing Board (0.52% of player expenditure).

Ms Martin says the levy will be used to fund a national strategy and service delivery plan to prevent and minimise gambling harm.

The Regulatory Impact Assessment and the associated Cabinet paper for the regulations - which are still to be gazetted - will be released on the Department of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Health’s website "shortly", Ms Martin says.

Last updated on the 16th September 2019