7 Oct 2021

Pasifika online gambling increased during lockdowns

From , 6:01 am on 7 October 2021

There are concerns lockdown is increasing online gambling within Pacific communities in New Zealand.

A Pacific problem gambling service is reporting more people using apps, social media groups and spending more time on the internet to feed the fix.

It warns the long term impacts will be detrimental if communities and the government don't provide better support to the most vulnerable.

RNZ Pacific's Eleisha Foon has the story.

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Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson