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Inland Revenue

Tax Policy

PUBLISHED 19 February 2002

Problem gambling levy to be introduced

The Responsible Gambling Bill, introduced into Parliament today, provides for a problem gambling levy on player expenditure to be collected by Inland Revenue, together with gaming duties. The levy will be used to recover the costs of government problem gambling services, including treatment services, public health services and research. The levy will be fixed each year. It will be imposed on casinos, non-casino gaming machines, the TAB and racing clubs, and the Lotteries Commission.

The bill also introduces a number of consequential amendments to the Revenue Acts.

For more information see the summary of the bill on the Department of Internal Affairs' website at