Dated at Wellington this 20th day of December 1996.
J A Elder,
Minister of Internal Affairs.
This note is
not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which take
effect on and from the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Keno Rules 1994 in 4 ways.
First, they replace the Prize
Reserve Fund established pursuant to the Keno Rules 1994 with the Prize Reserve
Fund established pursuant to the Lotto
Rules 1996. The fund established pursuant to the Lotto Rules 1996 relates to all games
administered by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.
Second, they allow the New Zealand Lotteries
Commission to publish the name of any prize winner in keno who authorises
publication of his or her name as a prize winner. This reverses the
previous approach to the publication of prize winners' names, which
was to allow publication unless the prize winner requested anonymity.
Third, they align the provision
on the payment of prizes of more than $1,000 with the provision in
the Bingo Rules 1996.
Fourth, they align the provision on decisions
of the Commission with provisions in the rules of other games administered
by the Commission. The new rule makes it clear that, while decisions
of the Commission in relation to questions of fact concerning keno
are binding, the jurisdiction of the courts in relation to questions
of law is not affected by the rule.
Date of notification in Gazette: 9 January 1997.
These rules are administered by the New Zealand