Subpart 4—Problem gambling levy

317 Integrated problem gambling strategy focused on public health

(1)

The Government may allocate responsibility for an integrated problem gambling strategy to a department, which need not be the Department responsible for this Act.

(2)

An integrated problem gambling strategy must include—

(a)

measures to promote public health by preventing and minimising the harm from gambling; and

(b)

services to treat and assist problem gamblers and their families and whanau; and

(c)

independent scientific research associated with gambling, including (for example) longitudinal research on the social and economic impacts of gambling, particularly the impacts on different cultural groups; and

(d)

evaluation.