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New Zealand Taxes to Fund Problem Gambling Program

2 September 2004

NEW ZEALAND – As reported by the New Zealand Herald: "Gambling bosses will be forced to help pay for treatment for problem gamblers and addicts under a new Government tax.

"Casinos, TAB, gaming machine operators and the Lotteries Commission will all have to pay a percentage of their profits with the introduction of the Problem Gambling Levy.

"The money will go to the Ministry of Health, after it assumed responsibility for funding and co-ordinating problem gambling services.

"In a dual announcement, Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins and Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor also said new regulations would be introduced to clamp down on the problems associated with gambling…"

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