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In most countries, gambling is purely for commercial gain. New Zealand is different. We are one of only a few countries in the world with a unique, community-owned model for pub gaming, where the net proceeds are returned to the community instead of the private sector.
A minimum of 40% of gaming machine proceeds, or GMP, is required by law to go back to the community in the way of grants. Another 35% goes to the government in duties, fees and levies. The balance (a maximum of 16%) goes to the pubs that host the gaming machines and the trusts that administer them.
Kiwis love their sport, and NZCT loves helping them enjoy and participate in their sporting passions.
Every year, we give millions of dollars in grants to thousands of applicants from a huge range of sporting groups - from rugby and netball to kayaking and lawn bowls. We are proud to be the largest funder of amateur sports participation in New Zealand.
While sport is our primary focus, we also provide funds for charitable purposes, such as rescue and life-saving services, education, health, the arts, and cultural and community groups.
Our funds come from NZCT operators up and down the country who run our gaming machines in their hotels, bars and other venues.
We're committed to ensuring money goes back into the communities in which it was raised. About 92 percent of our grants will benefit the community where the funds were generated. The remainder goes to national organisations, like Outward Bound or Special Olympics, which provide widespread benefits to many communities throughout the country.