Gambling Amendment Act 2015

Gambling Amendment Act 2015

Public Act2015 No 3
Date of assent2 March 2015
Commencementsee section 2

Contents

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendments to preliminary provisions

4 Purpose

5 Interpretation

6 New section 5 substituted

7 New section 8A inserted

Part 2
Amendments to provisions relating to classes of gambling and institutions

8 What is increase in casino gambling

9 Advertising overseas gambling prohibited

10 New section 17 substituted

11 New section 17A inserted

12 Secretary may categorise gambling

13 Meaning of class 1 gambling

14 Meaning of class 2 gambling

15 Meaning of class 3 gambling

16 New section 30 substituted

17 Status of New Zealand Racing Board and racing clubs

18 New section 34 substituted

19 Secretary must investigate applicant for class 3 operator's licence

20 Content and conditions of class 3 operator's licence

21 New section 38A inserted

22 Renewal of class 3 operator’s licence

23 Amending class 3 operator’s licence

24 Suspension or cancellation of class 3 operator’s licence

25 Procedure for suspending, cancelling, or refusing to amend or renew class 3 operator’s licence

26 Application for class 4 operator’s licence

27 Secretary must investigate applicant for class 4 operator's licence

28 Grounds for granting class 4 operator’s licence

29 New section 52A inserted

30 Content and conditions of class 4 operator’s licence

31 New section 53A inserted

32 Renewal of class 4 operator’s licence

33 Amending class 4 operator’s licence

34 Suspension or cancellation of class 4 operator’s licence

35 Procedure for suspending, cancelling, or refusing to amend or renew class 4 operator’s licence

36 Application for class 4 venue licence

37 Secretary must investigate applicant for class 4 venue licence

38 Grounds for granting class 4 venue licence

39 Determining suitability for class 4 venue licence

40 New section 69A inserted

41 Content and conditions of class 4 venue licence

42 Significant changes in relation to class 4 venue licence must be notified

43 Renewal of class 4 venue licence

44 Amending class 4 venue licence

45 Suspension or cancellation of class 4 venue licence

46 Procedure for suspending, cancelling, or refusing to amend or renew class 4 venue licence

47 Certain information must be displayed at class 4 venue

48 Obligation on disposal of gaming machines

49 Disabling gambling equipment

50 Holder of class 4 operator’s licence must connect to electronic monitoring system

51 Secretary may select monitor

52 Limit on number of gaming machines for which class 4 venue licence held on 17 October 2001

53 Limit on number of gaming machines for which class 4 venue licence granted after 17 October 2001 but before commencement

54 Ministerial discretion to permit more gaming machines if clubs merge

55 Ministerial discretion to permit more than 9 machines at certain class 4 venues

56 New section 98 substituted

57 Considering and determining application for territorial authority consent

58 Adoption and review of class 4 venue policy

59 Provision of information relating to class 4 venues in territorial authority district

60 Gaming machine profits must be banked

61 Interest, etc, on gaming machine profits

62 New section 105A inserted

63 Corporate society must apply or distribute net proceeds from class 4 gambling to or for authorised purpose

64 Contents of annual report

65 Annual review of criteria for distribution of net proceeds

66 Publication requirements for corporate societies

67 Application or distribution of net proceeds when corporate society ceases class 4 gambling

68 Key persons must not be involved in certain activities or decisions

69 Regulations regarding application or distribution of net proceeds from class 4 gambling

70 New section 115A inserted

71 Secretary may limit or exclude costs of corporate society

72 Secretary may investigate and audit licensees, grant recipients, and businesses at class 4 venues

73 Certain persons must not seek, receive, or offer benefits with conditions attached

74 Suitability requirements

75 Conditions of casino licence

76 Notification of suspension and cancellation

77 Section 148 repealed

78 Review of associated persons by Secretary

79 Information and matters that Secretary may take into account

80 Expiry of certificate of approval

81 Application for suspension or cancellation of certificate of approval

82 Obligation on disposing of gaming machine

83 Grounds for granting licensed promoter’s licence

84 New section 203A inserted

85 Heading above section 205 amended

86 Renewal of licensed promoter’s licence

87 New section 205A inserted

88 New section 225A inserted

89 Gambling Commission to sit in divisions

90 Appeals

91 Functions of Lotteries Commission

92 Board of Lotteries Commission

93 Crown entity

94 Subpart 4 repealed

Part 3
Amendments to provisions relating to harm prevention and minimisation, enforcement, and other matters

95 Age restriction on instant games and similar games

96 Age restriction on class 4 gambling

97 Age restriction on gambling in casinos

98 Requirement to develop policy for identifying problem gamblers

99 Exclusion order may be issued to problem gambler identified under section 308

100 New section 309A inserted

101 Exclusion order must be issued to self-identified problem gambler

102 New section 312 substituted

103 New section 312A inserted

104 Regulations relating to harm prevention and minimisation

105 Regulations relating to exclusion of problem gamblers

106 Process for developing integrated problem gambling strategy

107 Calculating levy

108 New section 320A inserted

109 Section 321 repealed

110 Section 325 repealed

111 New section 326A inserted

112 Functions of gambling inspector

113 Power of gambling inspector to require information or documents

114 Power of gambling inspector to enter and demand information

115 Power of gambling inspector to seize equipment in public place

116 Search warrants

117 Regulations relating to infringement offences

118 Evidence of bookmaking

119 Information gathering

120 Power to make game rules

121 Regulations relating to forms of gambling and gambling equipment

122 New section 370A inserted

123 Other regulations

124 Consultation before regulation

Part 4
Repeals and other amendments

125 Section 373 repealed

126 Savings

127 Schedule 6 amended

128 Schedule 7 repealed

129 Consequential amendments to Gaming Duties Act 1971

130 Consequential amendment to Gambling (Class 4 Net Proceeds) Regulations 2004

131 Consequential amendment to Gambling (Harm Prevention and Minimisation) Regulations 2004

Transitional provisions

132 Notices under section 116(1)(b) to have prospective effect only

133 New definition of net proceeds to have prospective effect only

Legislative history


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: