Suspension, cancellation, or refusal to amend or renew class 4 venue licence

74 Suspension or cancellation of class 4 venue licence

(1)

The Secretary may suspend for up to 6 months, or cancel, a class 4 venue licence if the Secretary is satisfied that—

(a)

any of the grounds in section 67 are no longer met; or

(b)

the corporate society is failing, or has failed, to comply with all relevant requirements of this Act, including the obligations set out in section 69A, minimum standards, game rules, Gazette notices, and licence conditions; or

(c)

the class 4 venue agreement is no longer consistent with ensuring compliance with this Act or the licence; or

(d)

the corporate society supplied information that is materially false or misleading in its application for—

(i)

a class 4 venue licence; or

(ii)

a renewal or an amendment of a class 4 venue licence; or

(iii)

a class 4 operator’s licence; or

(iv)

a renewal or an amendment of a class 4 operator’s licence.

(2)

In deciding whether to suspend or cancel a class 4 venue licence, the Secretary must take into account the matters in section 67.

(3)

The Secretary may exercise the power of suspension conferred by this section in respect of any breach that falls within any of paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection (1) whether or not—

(a)

the breach continues at the time that the power is exercised or is proposed to be exercised:

(b)

a penalty is prescribed for the breach.

Section 74(1)(b): replaced, on 3 March 2015, by section 45(1) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 74(3): inserted, on 3 March 2015, by section 45(2) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).