Ministry of Youth Development - New Zealand

19 Aug 2018, 05:47 pm

The Ministry of Health is responsible for providing an integrated strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm. A problem gambling levy is set on the main gambling operators to recover the cost of the activities set out in the strategy; such as public health, treatment and support services.

The Ministry of Health intends to publish a consultation document with proposals to refresh the strategy and the associated problem gambling levy. You are invited to make a submission on the proposals.
• The consultation document will be available on the afternoon of 20 August 2018.
• Written submissions can be sent to
• The closing date for submissions is 21 September 2018.

To inform you about the proposals, and to help you to make your written submission, the Ministry has confirmed meetings and times as set out below.

At the meetings, the Ministry will speak about its draft Strategy and levy proposals and describe the process for making submissions.

Please RSVP by the date indicated in the table.

Further information about gambling harm is also available on our website at…/mental-health-and-add…/gambling