Bingo Amendment Rules 1997

1997/185

Bingo Amendment Rules 1997


Note

These rules are administered by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.


PURSUANT to section 90 of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977 (as substituted by section 3(1) of the Gaming and Lotteries Amendment Act 1987), the Minister of Internal Affairs approves the Bingo Amendment Rules 1997, as set out in the schedule, which were made by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission on 15 August 1997.

Contents


Schedule

Bingo Amendment Rules 1997

  • Preamble

    PURSUANT to section 90 of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977 (as substituted by section 3(1) of the Gaming and Lotteries Amendment Act 1987), the New Zealand Lotteries Commission makes the following rules.

RULES
1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These rules may be cited as the Bingo Amendment Rules 1997, and are part of the Bingo Rules 19961 (the principal rules).

    (2) These rules come into force on the date of their notification in the Gazette.

2 New rule inserted
  • The principal rules are amended by inserting, after rule 2, the following rule:

    2A Meanings of terms if prizes payable in kind
    • If the Commission makes a determination under rule 23(2), in these rules—

      • (a) Payment includes the handing over of a prize in kind, and pay has a corresponding meaning:

      • (b) Prize includes a prize payable in kind:

      • (c) Prize money includes the monetary value of a prize payable in kind.

3 Division of prizes and allocation of prize pool
  • The principal rules are amended by revoking rule 18(5).

4 Extraordinary prizes
  • The principal rules are amended by revoking rule 22, and substituting the following rule:

    22
    • (1) The Commission may—

      • (a) Determine, from time to time, to conduct a draw for extraordinary prizes in a game; and

      • (b) Determine—

        • (i) The value of the extraordinary prizes to be distributed in accordance with the draw; and

        • (ii) The class of player, or classes of players, that may enter the draw; and

      • (c) Conduct the draw.

      (2) In subclause (1), draw means a draw that—

      • (a) May be entered—

        • (i) By members of a particular class of player; or

        • (ii) By members of particular classes of players; or

        • (iii) By members of all classes of players; and

      • (b) Determines the players entitled to extraordinary prizes—

        • (i) By lot; or

        • (ii) On a random basis; or

        • (iii) Wholly by chance.

      (3) A sum or sums of money for extraordinary prizes must be allocated from the Prize Reserve Fund.

5 Payment of prizes
  • The principal rules are amended by revoking rule 23, and substituting the following rule:

    23
    • (1) Prizes payable to players are payable in money.

      (2) The Commission may from time to time determine that prizes payable to players are payable in kind.

      (3) Prizes are available for payment, in accordance with these rules,—

      • (a) In the period beginning as soon as practicable following the drawing and ending with the close of the day following the drawing; and

      • (b) At any time in that period when the terminal and the Commission's on-line gaming computer system are operating.

6 Prizes of more than $1,000
  • Rule 32 of the principal rules is amended by revoking subclauses (5) to (7).

7 New rule inserted
  • The principal rules are amended by inserting, after rule 32, the following rule:

    32A Payment of prizes of more than $1,000
    • (1) If—

      • (a) All the ticket validation criteria set out in these rules have been satisfied; and

      • (b) The Commission has not made a determination under rule 23 (2),—

      the Commission must pay a claimant under rule 32 in the manner set out in subclause (2).

      (2) A cheque payable to the order of the claimant or a direct credit to the claimant, for the amount of the prize due, must be—

      • (a) In the case of a cheque, either posted to the claimant or, for a claim made in person, handed to the claimant; or

      • (b) In the case of a direct credit, transferred to the bank account nominated by the claimant.

      (3) A cheque posted to the claimant's address on the bingo prize claim form is deemed to have been received by the claimant at the time when the letter containing the cheque would have been delivered in the ordinary course of post.

      (4) If—

      • (a) All the ticket validation criteria set out in these rules have been satisfied; and

      • (b) The Commission has made a determination under rule 23(2),—

      the Commission must pay a claimant under rule 32 in a manner determined by the Commission.

      (5) If a ticket is not validated by the Commission, the claim must be refused, and the claimant notified promptly of the refusal.

8 Revocation

Explanatory Note

This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These rules, which come into force on the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Bingo Rules 1996 in 2 ways.

First, they allow the New Zealand Lotteries Commission to conduct a draw for extraordinary prizes in a game of bingo. Particular classes of bingo players may be in the draw, or all classes of bingo players may be in it.

Second, they provide for the way in which prizes in kind are to be paid.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 September 1997.


  • 1 SR 1996/179

  • 2 SR 1997/1