E1 Race Finale
Home Gaming NewsGeneral News Online Gambling in NZ Increase due to Boredom

Online Gambling in NZ Increase due to Boredom

by [email protected]
Online Gambling in NZ Spike due to Boredom

New Zealand’s gamblers report gambling more since they were put under pandemic lockdown, with boredom playing a major part of that increase.

Online Gambling in NZ – Health Promotion Agency queried some 1,190 adult respondents – with an overrepresentation of Maori and Pasifika respondents – regarding their use of alcohol, tobacco and online gambling products during the country’s Level 4 lockdown.

Around 39% of respondents said they’d gambled since the lockdown took effect. Of these gamblers, 50% reported gambling less than usual, 41% about the same and 9% gambled more than usual. Of the latter group, the 18-24 age demo were more likely to report gambling more (22%).

Of those who reported gambling, 23% did no online gambling during the lockdown while another 24% reported gambling online less than usual and 33% about the same level. Twelve percent reported gambling online more than usual while 8% reported gambling online for the first time during the lockdown.

While the 18-24 group were more likely to report gambling more during the lockdown, 18% of the 25-49 demo reported gambling online more than usual versus just 8% of the 18-24 demo. The younger demo did lead those who gambled online for the first time during the lockdown, but that’s understandable given the other demos had a legal head-start on the young ‘uns.

Half of those who said they gambled online less than usual during the lockdown said it was due to money concerns while only 13% said they were concerned that they might be gambling too much.

Read More

Online Casino Malaysia

Unlike most other casino gaming review sites online which target Western markets, GamingSafe.net is the very first site to specifically target Online Casinos Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, giving us a better view of the online gaming landscape in this region. We review the site, you enjoy the game! View our Top Trusted Online Casino Malaysia.

You may also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. OK