Research organisation: Auckland University of Technology
Principal researcher: Dr Maria Bellringer
Summary of project/aims
There is growing interest in the level of participation and expenditure of New Zealanders gambling on offshore (overseas) gambling sites (particularly by online or other remote interactive methods such as telephone, interactive television or through the post).
This study examined, over a three year period, offshore gambling (land-based and online/remote interactive) by New Zealanders, with a focus on offshore horse/dog race and sports betting. Additionally, New Zealand land-based and online/remote interactive methods of access for the same modes of gambling were examined.
Secondary analyses were conducted of data collected from the first three waves of the New Zealand National Gambling Study (2012, 2013 and 2014). The data covered gambling online or remotely on overseas sites or with New Zealand sites (eg, MyLotto, TAB). This covered offshore sports and track betting, online poker, and other offshore gambling activities.