Lockdown in NZ causing more Pasifika to gamble online

New Zealand's Covid-19 lockdown is causing more Pasifika to turn to their devices to feed their gambling habits according to a Tongan academic.

Edmond Fehoko, who recently completed his PhD on gambling harm to Pasifika communities in New Zealand, is warning against the impacts of online gambling, saying it's dangerous and has been getting worse during New Zealand's lockdown.

Dr Fehoko said Pasifika are at the most risk from online gambling than any other group in Aotearoa.