Consultation on the Draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm

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Closes 8 Oct 2021


Every three years the Ministry of Health sets out a proposed strategy to prevent and minimise the harm caused to people, whānau, and communities by gambling.

This consultation seeks your comment on the proposed future direction and content of the Ministry of Health’s Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2022/23 to 2024/25. Your feedback is vital to help us develop the final strategy.

You can find the consultation documents on the Ministry of Health website.

Included are draft proposals for:

  • the strategic plan, which sets out the general strategic direction and priorities that provide a framework for the activities described below
  • the proposed funding levels for the Ministry, in relation to the gambling harm prevention and minimisation activities described in the strategy
  • the proposed service plan, for the three years from 2022/23 to 2024/25
  • the proposed problem gambling levy rates and weighting options per gambling sector, for the next three years.

This consultation will be of interest to providers of services to prevent and minimise gambling harm, and the gambling sector. This includes commercial and non-commercial gambling operators (including the New Zealand Racing Board and the New Zealand Lotteries Commission), member associations such as Clubs New Zealand Inc and Hospitality New Zealand, operators of gambling venues (including publicans and operators of retail outlets), and gambling researchers.

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