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Max Abbott: Online gambling can be far more addictive

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Publish Date
Mon, 6 Jun 2022, 10:06am
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Max Abbott: Online gambling can be far more addictive

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 6 Jun 2022, 10:06am

There are concerns problem gambling could intensify if Lotto ramps up its online gaming options.  

The Otago Daily Times reports Lotto is looking to make changes online, and also add a third weekly draw.  

Gambling expert Max Abbott told Tim Dower he's most worried about the increase in online games. 

He says Lotto's been trending towards moving online for a while now, which can be far more addictive. 

“Lotto NZ has moved into a very strong online presence, and they’ve moved continuous forms of gambling onto that platform and some of those actually are in the more dangerous category.” 

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