Operation of New Zealand lotteries

243 Lottery rules


The Lotteries Commission may make rules not inconsistent with this Act for or with respect to the conduct and operation (including the establishment and distribution of prize funds) of New Zealand lotteries or any type of New Zealand lotteries.


The rules must be approved by the Minister before being made.


Any rules made under this section take effect on and from the date of their notification in the Gazette, or any later date that is specified in the rules.


Rules made under this section may authorise designs or specifications or other matters of detail to be determined by the Lotteries Commission, and may not be challenged on the ground that they leave such matters to the discretion of the Commission.


Despite subsection (4), the Minister may, in writing to the Lotteries Commission, require that any design, specification, or other matter of detail be incorporated in rules and not left to the discretion of the Commission.


In making any rules under this section, the Lotteries Commission must have regard to the desirability of—


minimising the risk of players or participants in New Zealand lotteries becoming problem gamblers; and


minimising the risk of under-age gambling.


Rules made under this section are a legislative instrument and a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and must be presented to the House of Representatives under section 41 of that Act.

Compare: 1977 No 84 s 90

Section 243(7): replaced, on 5 August 2013, by section 77(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119).