Data revealed by the New Zealand authorities shows that in the year to June 2012, punters spent a total of USD $1.77 billion on all forms of gambling including TAB, lotteries, casinos, and other gaming venues, representing a 3% increase compared to the previous year. Casino gambling registered the highest growth rate at 8% largely due to the reopening of Christchurch Casino after the February 2011 earthquake, and SkyCity (SKC:NZ) floor expansions. The 2011 Rugby World Cup in Auckland pushed TAB racing and sports betting growth of 4.9% collecting USD $240 million. Lotteries registered the lowest growth rate at 3.5% but raking in upwards of USD $352.5 million.
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Singapore police have busted at least two illegal gambling operations in the past week, while across Asia authorities have moved to stamp out illicit activities, from raids on premier league matches in India, to illegal number forecasting in Malaysia.
The Puducherry union territory government has urged the union government to ban online gaming platforms and mobile apps, describing it as a necessity to protect the mental health of vulnerable people.
The next edition of the AGB Webinar Series will look at the future of iGaming customer acquisition and retention, which has been going through a transition period over the last year.