125 Gambling Commission must investigate application concerning casino licences

(1)

On receiving an application for a casino operator’s licence or for renewal of a casino venue licence, or for approval of a proposed transferee or alienee of a casino licence, the Gambling Commission must investigate the applicant, the proposed transferee or alienee, and persons with a significant influence.

(2)

Without limiting subsection (1), the Gambling Commission—

(a)

may require the applicant, the proposed transferee or alienee, and persons with a significant influence to consent to having their photograph and fingerprints taken; and

(b)

may require the applicant, the proposed transferee or alienee, and persons with a significant influence to provide further information; and

(c)

must refer a copy of the application, and any photographs, fingerprints, or other information obtained in the investigation, to the Police and any government agency (not including the Inland Revenue Department) that the Gambling Commission considers relevant.

(3)

The Police and any government agency to whom the application is referred must inquire into, and report to the Gambling Commission on, the applicant, the proposed transferee or alienee, and persons with a significant influence.

(4)

The Gambling Commission may refuse to grant a casino operator’s licence or renew a casino venue licence or approve a proposed transferee or alienee of a casino licence if the applicant, transferee or alienee, or persons with a significant influence fail to provide information requested by the Gambling Commission or refuse to have fingerprints or a photograph taken.

(5)

Fingerprints and photographs provided by the Gambling Commission to the Police or other government agency must be returned to the Gambling Commission for destruction under subsection (6).

(6)

Fingerprints and photographs required by the Gambling Commission must be destroyed immediately after the Gambling Commission has made a decision as to whether or not to grant a casino operator’s licence or renew a casino venue licence or approve a proposed transferee or alienee of a casino licence.

Compare: 1990 No 62 s 24