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Why are pokies so harmful? (June 2019)
An overview of why pokies are considered the most harmful form of gambling; how they give players unrealistic impressions of winning; encourage long periods of gambling; and confuse people on how much money is lost.
Gambling in New Zealand (October 2018)
An overview of New Zealand’s gambling activities—how much we’re spending, what forms of gambling are the most dangerous, and which Kiwis are being hit hardest by gambling harm.
What is harmful gambling? (October 2018)
An introduction to what problem gambling looks like, with a questionnaire to help identify if gambling is a problem for you. Plus, a description of the psychological tricks gambling plays on the brain.
Children of problem gamblers (July 2018)
Covers prominent issues facing children as a result of gambling harm. These include increased deprivation, neglect, higher rates of gambling and health problems and greater risk of abuse.
Youth Gambling in New Zealand (March 2017)
A look at how problem gambling can take root in children and teenagers, along with a questionnaire for youths to determine if they have a problem.
Problem Gambling and Mental Health (March 2017)
Learn about the other mental health issues that can exist alongside problem gambling, as well as the criteria necessary for a diagnosis of pathological gambling.
Class 4 Gambling (March 2017)
This sheet shows where the money goes after a pokie user puts it in the machine – who gets it, how much, and what they can use it for.