171 Appeal to Gambling Commission regarding certificate of approval


A person may appeal to the Gambling Commission against a decision of the Secretary to—


refuse to grant a certificate of approval to the person; or


suspend or cancel a certificate of approval held by the person.


An appeal must be in writing and must be made within 15 working days after the date of notice of the Secretary’s decision, or any longer time that the Gambling Commission allows if an application for an extension is made within the 15-day period.


The Gambling Commission—


may request any information from the person or the Secretary; and


is not bound to follow any formal procedure; and


does not need to hold a hearing; and


must consider any information provided by the person or Secretary.


The Gambling Commission may—


confirm, vary, or reverse the decision of the Secretary; or


refer the matter back to the Secretary with directions to reconsider the decision.


The Gambling Commission must give notice of its decision, with reasons, to both the person and the Secretary.


A certificate of approval remains unchanged until the period for appeal in subsection (2) expires, or pending the outcome of an appeal if the appellant appeals a suspension or cancellation under subsection (1)(b).

Compare: 1990 No 62 s 99