367 Power to make game rules

(1)

The Secretary may make rules and amend or revoke rules made—

(a)

for playing or participating in particular games or classes of games, or categories, classes, or forms of gambling; and

(b)

for the systems, processes, information, and documentation associated with particular games or classes of games, or categories, classes, or forms of gambling.

(2)

The Secretary must publish a notice in the Gazette containing the following information, as soon as reasonably practicable after making, amending, or revoking game rules under subsection (1):

(a)

a statement that game rules have been made, amended, or revoked:

(b)

the date on which the game rule, amendment, or revocation takes effect:

(c)

a statement that a copy of the game rules, amendment, or revocation may be obtained from the Secretary, and how it may be obtained.

(3)

A rule, amendment, or revocation made under subsection (1) does not take effect before the notice in the Gazette about that rule, amendment, or revocation, required by subsection (2), takes effect.

(4)

The Secretary may require the holder of a class 4 operator’s licence or a casino operator’s licence to display game rules prominently at a place used for gambling or on or near to gambling equipment.

(5)

If no game rules exist in respect of a particular gambling activity, a person may apply to the Secretary for the approval of game rules in relation to the activity.

(6)

An application under subsection (5) must include a full description of the gambling activity.

(7)

A rule, amendment, or revocation made under subsection (1) is a disallowable instrument, but not a legislative instrument, for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and must be presented to the House of Representatives under section 41 of that Act.

Section 367(1): replaced, on 3 March 2015, by section 120 of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 367(7): replaced, on 5 August 2013, by section 77(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119).