146 Notification of suspension and cancellation

(1)

The Gambling Commission may grant an order sought under section 144 if it is satisfied that—

(a)

1 or more of the grounds in section 144 are met; and

(b)

it considers it desirable to do so.

(1A)

The Gambling Commission may exercise the power of suspension conferred by this section in respect of any breach that falls within section 144(a) or (c) 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.

(2)

If the Gambling Commission decides to suspend a casino licence, the Gambling Commission must notify the licence holder of—

(a)

the duration of the suspension (up to 6 months); and

(b)

the reasons for the suspension; and

(c)

where the casino licence is suspended because of a continuing breach,—

(i)

the matters to be dealt with in order for the Gambling Commission to consider withdrawing the suspension before the end of the suspension period; and

(ii)

the consequences of not dealing with the matters identified; and

(d)
[Repealed]

(e)

the right to appeal the decision under section 235.

(3)

If the Gambling Commission decides to cancel a casino licence, the Gambling Commission must notify the licence holder of the date on which the cancellation takes effect, the reasons for the cancellation, and the right to appeal the decision under section 235.

(4)

The Gambling Commission may revoke a suspension if it is satisfied that the reasons for the suspension have been resolved.

(5)

A suspended casino licence must be cancelled if, at the end of the suspension period, the reasons for the suspension are not resolved to the satisfaction of the Gambling Commission.

(6)

A person is not entitled to a refund of fees, taxes, or levies paid if the Gambling Commission suspends or cancels a casino licence.

Compare: 1990 No 62 s 91

Section 146(1A): inserted, on 3 March 2015, by section 76(1) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 146(2)(c): replaced, on 3 March 2015, by section 76(2) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 146(2)(d): repealed, on 3 March 2015, by section 76(2) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 146(2)(e): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 76(3) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 146(3): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 76(4) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).