Gambling Amendment Bill (No 2)

  • enacted

Hon Peter Dunne

Gambling Amendment Bill (No 2)

Government Bill

131—3

As reported from the committee of the whole House

Contents

Key

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

16A Status of New Zealand Racing Board and racing clubs

17 New section 34 substituted

17A Secretary must investigate applicant for class 3 operator's licence

17B Content and conditions of class 3 operator's licence

17C New section 38A inserted

18 Renewal of class 3 operator’s licence

18A Amending class 3 operator’s licence

18B Suspension or cancellation of class 3 operator’s licence

18C Procedure for suspending, cancelling, or refusing to amend or renew class 3 operator’s licence

19 Application for class 4 operator’s licence

19A Secretary must investigate applicant for class 4 operator's licence

20 Grounds for granting class 4 operator’s licence

21 New section 52A inserted

22 Content and conditions of class 4 operator’s licence

22AA New section 53A inserted

22A Renewal of class 4 operator's licence

22A Renewal of class 4 operator’s licence

22B Amending class 4 operator’s licence

22C Suspension or cancellation of class 4 operator’s licence

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

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

24 Application for class 4 venue licence

25 Secretary must investigate applicant for class 4 venue licence

26 Grounds for granting class 4 venue licence

27 Determining suitability for class 4 venue licence

27A New section 69A inserted

28 Content and conditions of class 4 venue licence

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

29A Renewal of class 4 venue licence

29A Renewal of class 4 venue licence

29B Amending class 4 venue licence

29C Suspension or cancellation of class 4 venue licence

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

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

31 Certain information must be displayed at class 4 venue

32 Obligation on disposal of gaming machines

33 Disabling gambling equipment

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

35 Secretary may select monitor

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

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

38 Ministerial discretion to permit more gaming machines if clubs merge

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

40 New section 98 substituted

41 Considering and determining application for territorial authority consent

42 Adoption and review of class 4 venue policy

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

44 Gaming machine profits must be banked

45 Interest, etc, on gaming machine profits

46 New section 105A inserted

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

48 Contents of annual report

49 Annual review of criteria for distribution of net proceeds

50 Publication requirements for corporate societies

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

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

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

54 New section 115A inserted

54A Secretary may limit or exclude costs of corporate society

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

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

57 Suitability requirements

58 Conditions of casino licence

59 Notification of suspension and cancellation

60 Section 148 repealed

60A Review of associated persons by Secretary

61 Information and matters that Secretary may take into account

62 Expiry of certificate of approval

63 Application for suspension or cancellation of certificate of approval

64 Obligation on disposing of gaming machine

66 Grounds for granting licensed promoter’s licence

67 New section 203A inserted

68 Heading above section 205 amended

69 Renewal of licensed promoter’s licence

70 New section 205A inserted

71 New section 225A inserted

72 Gambling Commission to sit in divisions

73 Appeals

73A Functions of Lotteries Commission

73B Board of Lotteries Commission

74 Bank accounts

75 Crown entity

76 Subpart 4 repealed

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

77 Age restriction on instant games and similar games

78 Age restriction on class 4 gambling

79 Age restriction on gambling in casinos

80 Requirement to develop policy for identifying problem gamblers

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

82 New section 309A inserted

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

84 New section 312 substituted

85 New section 312A inserted

86 Regulations relating to harm prevention and minimisation

87 Regulations relating to exclusion of problem gamblers

88 Process for developing integrated problem gambling strategy

89 Calculating levy

90A New section 320A inserted

90 Section 321 repealed

91 Section 325 repealed

92 New section 326A inserted

93 Functions of gambling inspector

94 Power of gambling inspector to require information or documents

95 Power of gambling inspector to enter and demand information

96 Power of gambling inspector to seize equipment in public place

97 Search warrants

98 Regulations relating to infringement offences

99 Evidence of bookmaking

99A Information gathering

100 Power to make game rules

101 Regulations relating to forms of gambling and gambling equipment

102 New section 370A inserted

103 Other regulations

104 Consultation before regulation

Part 4
Repeals and other amendments

105 Section 373 repealed

106 Savings

107 Schedule 6 amended

108 Schedule 7 repealed

109 Consequential amendments to Gaming Duties Act 1971

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

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

Transitional provisions

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

113 New definition of net proceeds to have prospective effect only

Legislative history


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: