3 Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to—

(a)

control the growth of gambling; and

(b)

prevent and minimise harm from gambling, including problem gambling; and

(c)

authorise some gambling and prohibit the rest; and

(d)

facilitate responsible gambling; and

(e)

ensure the integrity and fairness of games; and

(f)

limit opportunities for crime or dishonesty associated with gambling and the conduct of gambling; and

(g)

ensure that money from gambling benefits the community; and

(h)

facilitate community involvement in decisions about the provision of gambling.

Section 3(b): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 4(1) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 3(f): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 4(2) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).