336 Power of gambling inspector to seize equipment in public place

(1)

A gambling inspector may, while in a public place, seize any gambling equipment, device, or thing if the inspector has reasonable grounds to believe it will be evidence of an offence.

(2)

A gambling inspector may exercise the power set out in subsection (1) only after he or she has given the person from whom the gambling equipment, device, or thing is proposed to be seized the opportunity to surrender the item to the inspector.

(3)

The provisions of Part 4 of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (except subpart 3) apply.

(4)

To avoid doubt, subsection (1) does not authorise a gambling inspector to search any person.

(5)

[Repealed]

(6)

In this section, offence means—

(a)

an offence against this Act; or

(b)

a crime involving dishonesty that involves or relates to gambling or the conduct of gambling.

Section 336(3): replaced, on 1 October 2012, by section 254(4) of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (2012 No 24).

Section 336(5): repealed, on 1 October 2012, by section 254(5) of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (2012 No 24).

Section 336(6)(b): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 115 of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).