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Gaming machine statistics can be viewed or downloaded from the .pdf* and .xls** files below. To read or print .pdf* files, you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download this programme free from the Adobe site. Hard copy versions are available from the Gambling Compliance Group.

The information below is posted at quarterly intervals. It shows the numbers and types of societies licensed to operate approved gaming machines at approved venues on that day. It does not include any gaming machines, societies or venues that were, or may become, the subject of an amendment or new application to operate gaming machines and were therefore unlicensed on the date shown.

Gaming machine statistics on this page represent a 'snapshot' of the current state of affairs at the time the statistics were collated. Other factors may affect future machine numbers in a district and therefore this information should NOT be taken as conclusive. Please contact the Gambling Compliance Group directly if you want up to date information about current/future machine numbers in a district.


Gaming Machine Statistics


For more information about the latest gaming statistics, please read our media release: Pokie spend down over year (27.01.2011).

If you are looking for statistics dating back further than those listed below, please visit the Archived Gambling Statistics page.

Society, Venue and Gaming Machine Numbers*
Summary Graphs of Gaming Machines by Society*
Summary Graphs of Gaming Machine Venues by Society*
Timeline of Gaming Machine Numbers from June 1994*
Gaming Machine Expenditure by Territorial Authority

Note: 'Summary of expenditure by district' and 'Difference in expenditure by district and society' statistics will be available in .xls** and .pdf* format from June 2010.
If you are looking for statistics dating back further than those listed above, please visit the Archived Gambling Statistics page.

More Information

The following table lists the sites/venues that were on a society’s schedule of sites on 17 October 2001. Sites or venues that were on a society’s licence on 17 October 2001, and have not been without a Class 4 venue licence for a period of six months or more, may operate up to a maximum of 18 gaming machines. The actual total will depend on the number of notified gaming machines shown in the table below. Contact the Gambling Compliance Group to find out if there has been a period of six months or more during which no licence was held. The following table lists the number of gaming machines notified as being operated at named venues as at 22 September 2003. Where this number is less than 18, and the venue is one which is subject to s.92 of the Gambling Act, a territorial authority consent is required to increase gaming machines numbers from that notified.

Gaming Machine Profits (GMP) Data


  • NEW! Detailed GMP Data for Quarter to December 2010 Excel** | PDF*
  • Detailed GMP Data for Quarter to September 2010 Excel** | PDF*
  • Detailed GMP Data for Quarter to June 2010 Excel** | PDF*
The following notes explain more about the GMP data listed above: About GMP Data .pdf (11k)*.

Note: "GMP Data" is a new statistical series and no further historical information is available. More information about gaming machine expenditure by territorial authority.


Gambling Expenditure Statistics


The following document shows the amount spent on the four main types of gambling activity - TAB racing and sports betting, NZ Lotteries games, gaming machines (outside casinos) and casinos - between 1986 and 2010.

Key Trends Over the 2009/2010 Period


In 2009/2010, gambling expenditure decreased by 5.7 per cent from $2.028 billion to $1.913 billion. This was due to decreases in expenditure on NZ Lotteries products, non-casino gaming machines and casino gambling. The decreases were partially offset by an increase in TAB racing and sports betting turnover.

Compared with the previous year:
  • TAB racing and sports betting expenditure increased by 3.4 per cent from $269 million to $278 million. The increase was largely attributable to a significant increase in sports betting.
  • NZ Lotteries products expenditure decreased by 14.2 per cent from $404 million to $347 million. However, the extraordinary 2008/09 figure was due to record sales for two ‘must be won’ jackpot draws. The 2009/10 expenditure figure is slightly more than the 2007/08 expenditure figure ($346 million).
  • Non-casino gaming machine expenditure decreased by 4.5 per cent from $889 million to $849 million. By comparison, between 2007/08 and 2008/09, expenditure decreased by 5.2 per cent. Expenditure on non-casino gaming machines peaked at $1.035 billion in 2003/04.
  • Casino gambling expenditure (which includes casino gaming machines) decreased by 5.8 per cent from $465 million to $438 million. This continues the previous year’s decrease of 2.4 per cent.
Estimated turnover across the four sectors was $15.183 billion, compared with $15.892 billion for the 2008/09 year. This 4.5 per cent decline in total turnover was due to the respective expenditure increase and decreases for the four major gambling sectors.

For more information, please read our media release: Gamblers spent a little less in 2009/10 (03.12.2010)


*This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. To read or print these files, you need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

**This file is in Microsoft Excel 2003 (.xls) format. If you do not have access to Excel 2003 or higher you may use the Excel file viewer to view, print and export the contents of this file.