Applications for class 4 venue licence

65 Application for class 4 venue licence

(1)

A corporate society may apply to the Secretary for a class 4 venue licence.

(2)

An application must be on the relevant standard form and be accompanied by—

(a)

a description of the venue and its location; and

(b)

a territorial authority consent if required under section 98; and

(c)

a copy of a class 4 venue agreement if required under subsection (3); and

(d)

a statement by the applicant of how it proposes to minimise the risk of problem gambling and underage gambling at the class 4 venue; and

(e)

a profile of the venue manager and the venue operator, including details of their experience in conducting class 4 gambling, character, and qualifications; and

(f)

details of gambling equipment that the applicant intends to operate at the venue and evidence that it meets relevant minimum standards; and

(g)

if the application relates to a venue that is licensed to another corporate society, notice from the other corporate society that it is surrendering its venue licence for the venue; and

(h)

if relevant, evidence that on issue of the licence the applicant will own any gambling equipment (except for electronic monitoring systems) that it proposes to operate; and

(i)

evidence that any gambling equipment that the applicant proposes to operate under the licence is not and will not be financed by the manufacturer, distributor, or vendor of the equipment; and

(j)

evidence that the class 4 venue is not to be used mainly for operating gaming machines; and

(k)

if the application relates to a venue for which a class 4 venue licence was not held at the time of commencement of this section, evidence that the class 4 venue is not to be part of a place at which another class 4 venue or a casino is located; and

(l)

evidence that the venue is suitable in all other respects to be a class 4 venue.

(3)

The application must also be accompanied by a class 4 venue agreement unless the Secretary is satisfied that the applicant is a club that intends to operate gambling equipment at a non-commercial class 4 venue that—

(a)

it owns or leases; and

(b)

is mainly for the use of club members.

(4)

Despite subsection (3), an application by the New Zealand Racing Board or a racing club is not required to be accompanied by a venue agreement.

(5)

The Secretary may return an incomplete application, and the accompanying documents and any fee, to an applicant.

(6)

The Secretary may request from the applicant any further information that the Secretary considers necessary to consider the application properly.

Section 65(2)(d): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 36(1) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 65(2)(e): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 36(2) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 65(2)(k): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 36(3) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).