12 What is increase in casino gambling

(1)

Decisions on what constitutes an increase in the opportunities for casino gambling are a function of the Gambling Commission.

(2)

An increase in the opportunities for casino gambling includes but is not limited to—

(a)

an increase in the number of gaming machines unless the increase is accompanied by a reduction in the number of table games that the Gambling Commission believes is proportionate:

(b)

an increase in the number of table games unless the increase is accompanied by a reduction in the number of gaming machines that the Gambling Commission believes is proportionate:

(c)

an increase in total player space at table games unless the increase is accompanied by a reduction in other opportunities for casino gambling that the Gambling Commission believes is proportionate.

(3)

Opportunities for casino gambling are not increased—

(a)

by increases, in the Auckland casino, that comply with the Order for the Variation of Conditions of Casino Premises Licence dated 6 December 2002:

(b)

by gambling conducted by the New Zealand Racing Board referred to in section 120.

Section 12(1): replaced, on 3 March 2015, by section 8(1) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 12(2)(a): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 8(2) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 12(2)(b): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 8(2) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 12(2)(c): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 8(2) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).