Gambling Amendment Act (No 2) 2005

Gambling Amendment Act (No 2) 2005

Public Act2005 No 104
Date of assent14 December 2005

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Gambling Amendment Act (No 2) 2005.

    (2) In this Act, the Gambling Act 2003 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Interpretation
  • (1) Section 4(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, in the definition of game rules, after the word particular, the words games, categories, classes, or.

    (2) Section 4(1) of the principal Act is amended by omitting from paragraph (a) of the definition of housie the words that satisfies any applicable game rules, and where, and substituting the words in which.

4 Meaning of class 1 gambling
  • Section 22(a)(i) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the word individuals, and substituting the words a person other than a society.

5 Meaning of class 2 gambling
  • (1) Section 24(b) and (c) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words exceeds $500 but.

    (2) Section 24 of the principal Act is amended by adding, as subsection (2), the following subsection:

    • (2) To avoid doubt, class 2 gambling is gambling that is not class 1 gambling.

6 Considering and determining application for territorial authority consent
  • Section 100 of the principal Act is amended by omitting the word gambling wherever it appears, and substituting in each case the words class 4.

7 Gaming machine profits must be banked
  • Section 104 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (5), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (5) In this section and section 105, gaming machine profits for a specified period means the turnover of the class 4 gambling in that period minus the total prizes paid in that period.

8 Affected transactions
  • Section 154(3) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the word approve, the words a person with a significant influence as.

9 Content and conditions of licensed promoter's licence
  • Section 203(5) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the word society, and substituting the words licensed promoter.

10 Regulations relating to infringement offences
  • Section 360(b) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the word maximum.

11 Power to make game rules
  • Section 367(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the word games in both places where it appears, the words , categories, classes, or forms of gambling.


Legislative history

8 December 2005Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 5) (Bill 249-2), third reading