137 Renewal of casino venue licence

(1)

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

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

renewing the licence will result in a net benefit—

(i)

to the local and regional communities around the casino; and

(ii)

to New Zealand generally.

(2)

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

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

the nature and standard of the casino facilities.