In recent times internet access and use has become widespread in New Zealand. New Zealand-based online gambling has been available since 1998 with the launch of the New Zealand TAB site. In 2008 the New Zealand MyLotto site was launched. The only other forms of New Zealand-based internet gambling allowed are in the form of sales promotion lotteries. However, New Zealanders can access overseas websites for gambling.
Questions in the 2010 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) provide information about participation in internet gambling in New Zealand and this report documents the results of this section of the study.