Pub gaming in New Zealand

Unique fundraising model

In most countries, gambling is purely for commercial gain. New Zealand is different. We are one of only a few countries in the world with a unique, community-owned model for pub gaming, where the net proceeds are returned to the community instead of the private sector. 

A minimum of 40% of gross gaming proceeds is required by law to go back to the community in the way of grants. During 2014/15, NZCT generated 43.1% of gross gaming proceeds for New Zealand communities. Approximately 26% goes to the government in duties, fees and levies. The balance goes to the pubs that host the gaming machines and the trusts that administer them.

Download our Pub Gaming Fact Sheet to learn more about the sector.