161 Information and matters that Secretary may take into account

(1)

In considering an application for a certificate of approval, the Secretary may take into account the following matters:

(a)

the honesty of the applicant, including—

(i)

whether the applicant has convictions for relevant offences; and

(ii)

whether the applicant has been disciplined by a professional body for ethical misconduct; and

(iii)

whether the applicant has been disciplined in any way during previous involvement with a casino; and

(iv)

any other matters raised in a Police or other report provided under section 160; and

(b)

the financial position of the applicant, including—

(i)

whether the applicant has been adjudged bankrupt; and

(ii)

whether the applicant was directly involved in the management of a company that went into receivership or liquidation during the period of the applicant’s involvement; and

(iii)

the credit history of the applicant; and

(iv)

whether the applicant has been prohibited or disqualified from acting as a director or promoter of, or in any way, whether directly or indirectly, being concerned or taking part in the management of, a company under section 382, 383, or 385 of the Companies Act 1993; and

(v)

whether the applicant has been prohibited from acting as a director or directly or indirectly being concerned, or taking part, in the management of a company under section 299 of the Insolvency Act 2006.

(2)

The Secretary may take into account matters of a similar nature to those listed in subsection (1) that occurred outside New Zealand.

(3)

The Secretary must not grant an application unless he or she is satisfied that the applicant is a suitable person to work in a casino.

Compare: 1990 No 62 s 55

Section 161(1)(b)(iii): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 79 of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 161(1)(b)(iv): inserted, on 3 March 2015, by section 79 of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 161(1)(b)(v): inserted, on 3 March 2015, by section 79 of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).