The world is spending most of its time online, doing everything through the internet. It includes gambling and risking it all for a big jackpot and a considerable pay. It seems that following the lockdown and the shutdown of all NZ Lotto stores, New Zealand players are quickly migrating to NZ Online Lotto. They are quickly creating accounts so they can still enjoy the lottery draws while staying at home. Plenty of Kiwis are turning to the lotto for some potential financial relief, and feeling as if nothing changed.
A Huge Spike in NZ Online Lotto Registration
Whether it is a coping mechanism or merely players want to gamble while in lockdown, in the last six days, more than 38000 new MyLotto registrations occurred. These are the numbers that Marie Winfield, the head of corporate social responsibility and communications. As the numbers grow, more protection methods and measures for the players must be available in these dangerous times at NZ Online Lotto.
The Lotto to Provide Safety and Responsible Gaming Measures Online
Marie Winfield stated that the company is more than committed to responsible gaming; especially during the uncertain times that the world is experiencing at the moment. NZ Online Lotto will provide the players with a wide array of measures. These measures will enable New Zealand players to control their spending habits. They will also provide them with helpful information and support.
The HPA (Health Promotion Agency) was quickly on hand to offer its support to any New Zealand player at NZ Lotto Online. The customers received an email, including tips on how to avoid spending a considerable amount of time as well as money on NZ Lotto during the national lockdown. The agency does not want the lockdown to lead to problem gambling behavior, especially that people will have a lot of time on their hands while sitting at home. These emails and support had a great effect on the players. Actually, some of them decided to lock their accounts. So they will not have any access to it during the lockdown. So it seems that the support of the HPA and the social responsibility of NZ Lotto Online had a great audience amongst players.
More Online Registration – But Fewer Sales
Marie Winfield commented on the increase in registration by saying that it does not mean that sales will increase. On the contrary, sales were likely to suffer a decrease. It is because 75% of the transactions used to happen at lotto stores. So due to the lockdown, the increase in the online registration will not be enough to cover for 75% of the sales that happened through brick and mortar lotto stores.