137 Renewal of casino venue licence


The Gambling Commission must not renew a casino venue licence unless it is satisfied that—


the applicant and persons with a significant influence are suitable in terms of section 124; and


the applicant’s compliance record, and that of persons with a significant influence, is satisfactory; and


renewing the licence will result in a net benefit—


to the local and regional communities around the casino; and


to New Zealand generally.


In assessing whether there is a net benefit, the Gambling Commission must consider—


the social and economic effects of granting, or refusing to grant, the renewal; and


the level of support for the application, including the result of any poll conducted by the local authority; and


the nature and standard of the casino facilities.