Less Kiwi Gamblers-More Money Spent

New study, largest in the past 15 years, conducted by Auckland University of Technology (AUT), reveals that the number of gamblers in New Zealand has dropped down, but nevertheless the amount of money spent by the ones who continue to gamble, has increased and they prefer casino and sports betting over racing and lotteries.

The study was performed on 6,251 adult New Zealanders, of whom 80 percent said that they had gambled in the past 12 months.

Max Abbot, the lead researcher said that the number of people, who gambled on weekly bases or more, substantially dropped.

However, what is upsetting is that the biggest number of gamblers is among Maori and Pacific people, the unemployed and those with no formal education.

Professor Abbot noted: "This means that while there have been significant reductions in gambling involvement since the 1990-s, a number of groups remain at risk and the overall levels of harm may not have changed appreciably."
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    There have been many studies done on gambling. It is no surprise that the study identified that the people known to continue gambling as well as increase the amount that they gamble to be unemployed and those with no formal education. What was a surprise to me was the type gambling they say this group preferred. This study concluded that they prefer casino and racing. Maybe for that particular group that was true. I have read other studies that state that any type of gambling that provides a fast return on their bet is the type most gamblers prefer. Most gambling involves a quick return, so almost any type of gambling falls into the preferred category.
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    I think that this is case in most country. People are more in sports betting and casino than in lotteries or horse and dog racing, or any racing.. I just think that Sports betting is smart gambling, because you have facts and if you know a lot about football or basketball you can earn big money and not just because of luck, also because of skill... so betting on sport is my first choice
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    What are the talking about ....just maybe gambling is there job. There are people out there that make their money through gambling. Yeh I know that is one risky job. What I would like to see is any other reports on the same basis or even past studies done. What was there study really based on in casino's or online>?

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