Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2007

  • revoked
  • Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2007: revoked, on 1 February 2016, by regulation 24 of the Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/313).

Reprint as at 1 February 2016

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2007

(SR 2007/401)

Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2007: revoked, on 1 February 2016, by regulation 24 of the Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/313).

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 17th day of December 2007

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Pursuant to section 370 of the Gambling Act 2003, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the advice of the Minister of Internal Affairs after consultation with persons or organisations that appear to the Minister to be representative of the interests of persons likely to be substantially affected by these regulations, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2007.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 February 2008.

Interpretation

3 Interpretation

(1)

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Act means the Gambling Act 2003

annual fee means, in relation to a casino operator’s licence, a class 4 operator’s licence, or a class 4 venue licence, a fee payable to enable recovery of any or all of the costs (relating to a 12-month period) referred to in section 370(1) of the Act

category A application means, in relation to an application for a class 4 operator’s licence or a class 4 venue licence, an application made by—

(a)

a club that the Secretary is satisfied intends to operate gambling equipment at a non-commercial class 4 venue that—

(i)

it owns or leases; and

(ii)

is mainly for the use of club members:

(b)

the New Zealand Racing Board:

(c)

a racing club

category B application means, in relation to an application for a class 4 operator’s licence or a class 4 venue licence, an application that is not a category A application

electronic monitoring system means the electronic monitoring system operated under the Act

Secretary means the Secretary for Internal Affairs.

(2)

Unless the context otherwise requires, any term or expression that is defined in the Act and used, but not defined, in these regulations has the same meaning as in the Act.

General

4 Fees

The fees set out in the Schedule must be paid to the Secretary in accordance with regulation 5 by, as the case may be,—

(a)

the relevant applicant; or

(b)

the relevant licence holder; or

(c)

the relevant appellant.

5 When fees payable

The fees set out in the Schedule must be paid,—

(a)

in the case of a class 4 operator’s annual fee or a class 4 venue annual fee,—

(i)

on notification to the applicant of the Secretary’s intention to grant a new licence (if the relevant licence is a new licence); or

(ii)

on notification to the applicant of the Secretary’s intention to grant an amendment to the existing licence (if the relevant licence is to be amended); or

(iii)

on the making of an application for renewal of the existing licence (if the relevant licence is to be renewed); or

(iv)

on notification to the applicant of the Secretary’s intention to grant a renewal of the relevant licence (if an additional fee is payable under regulation 8(3)(a)):

(b)

in the case of an additional class 4 application fee calculated in accordance with regulation 7(1), on notification to the applicant of the Secretary’s intention to grant the licence:

(c)

in the case of a monitoring fee notified by the Secretary in accordance with regulation 13, on or before the 20th day of each month:

(d)

in the case of a casino operator’s annual fee, by 4 equal instalments to be made on or before 20 April, 20 July, 20 October, and 20 January of the year in respect of which the fee is payable:

(e)

in the case of an appeal to the Gambling Commission, at the time the appeal is made:

(f)

in the case of a hearing before the Gambling Commission, before the commencement of the hearing:

(g)

in all other cases, at the time of the relevant application.

6 Method of payment of fees

The fees set out in the Schedule must be paid by—

(a)

direct debit; or

(b)

cheque; or

(c)

another method agreed in advance with the Secretary.

Application fees and annual fees

7 Class 4 application fees if licence granted for other than 12 months

(1)

If a class 4 operator’s licence or a class 4 venue licence is to be granted for a period of more than 12 months, an additional application fee is payable and must be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

Regulation 7(1) formula

a / 12 x (b — 12)

where—

a

is the relevant application fee; and

b

is the number of months for which the licence is to be granted.

(2)

If a class 4 operator’s licence or a class 4 venue licence is to be granted for a period of less than 12 months, the Secretary may refund to the applicant part of the application fee.

(3)

A refund under subclause (2) must be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

Regulation 7(3) formula

a / 12 x (12 — b)

where—

a

is the relevant application fee; and

b

is the number of months for which the licence is to be granted.

(4)

Subclauses (2) and (3) do not apply to a class 4 venue licence application fee (and no refund is payable) unless the class 4 venue licence is granted at the same time as, and for the same period as, the relevant class 4 operator’s licence.

8 Class 4 annual fee if licence granted for other than 12 months

(1)

If a class 4 operator’s licence is to be granted for a period other than 12 months, the class 4 operator’s annual fee payable must be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

Regulation 8(1) formula

a / 12 x b

where—

a

is the class 4 operator’s annual fee; and

b

is the number of months for which the class 4 operator’s licence is to be granted.

(2)

If a class 4 venue licence is to be granted for a period other than 12 months, the class 4 venue annual fee payable must be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

Regulation 8(2) formula

( a / 12 x b ) x c

where—

a

is the annual fee payable in respect of a gaming machine; and

b

is the number of months for which the class 4 venue licence is to be granted; and

c

is the number of gaming machines specified in the class 4 venue licence.

(3)

If an annual fee has been paid under regulation 5(a)(iii) and the renewal of the relevant licence is to be granted for a period other than 12 months, the difference between the fee already paid and the fee calculated in accordance with this regulation—

(a)

is payable by the applicant (if the licence is to be renewed for more than 12 months); or

(b)

may be refunded by the Secretary to the applicant (if the licence is to be renewed for less than 12 months).

9 Additional class 4 venue annual fee

(1)

An additional class 4 venue annual fee is payable if, during the term of the class 4 venue licence, the licence is amended to include additional gaming machines.

(2)

The additional fee must be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

Regulation 9(2) formula

( a / 12 x b ) x c

where—

a

is the annual fee payable in respect of a gaming machine; and

b

is the number of months for which the class 4 venue licence remains valid; and

c

is the number of additional gaming machines.

10 Refund of annual fees if number of gaming machines reduced

(1)

The Secretary may refund to the holder of a class 4 venue licence any class 4 venue annual fees paid by the holder if the licence has been amended to specify a number of gaming machines that is smaller than the number of gaming machines specified in the licence immediately before the amendment.

(2)

A refund of class 4 venue annual fees must be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

Regulation 10(2) formula

( a / 12 x b ) x c

where—

a

is the annual fee payable in respect of a gaming machine; and

b

is the number of months for which the class 4 venue licence remains valid; and

c

is the decrease in the number of gaming machines.

11 Refund of annual fee if class 4 licence surrendered

(1)

The Secretary may refund to a corporate society an annual fee paid by the society if the society has surrendered its relevant class 4 operator’s licence (under section 63 of the Act) or class 4 venue licence (under section 79 of the Act).

(2)

A refund of a class 4 operator’s annual fee must be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

Regulation 11(2) formula

a / 12 x b

where—

a

is the class 4 operator’s annual fee; and

b

is the number of months that the licence would have remained valid had it not been surrendered.

(3)

A refund of a class 4 venue annual fee must be calculated in accordance with the following formula:

Regulation 11(3) formula

a / 12 x b

where—

a

is the total of the annual fees payable in respect of the gaming machines specified in the class 4 venue licence; and

b

is the number of months that the licence would have remained valid had it not been surrendered.

12 Penalty for late payment of casino operator’s annual fee

(1)

If an instalment payable in respect of a casino operator’s annual fee, or any part of that instalment, is not paid within 20 working days of the date for payment set out in regulation 5(d), a penalty of 5% of that unpaid instalment may be added to the amount due.

(2)

If the instalment remains unpaid at the end of the month following the month in which liability for the penalty first arose, or at the end of any subsequent month, a further penalty (of 5% of the unpaid instalment and any previous penalties) may be added to the amount due at the end of each of those months.

(3)

The casino operator must pay any penalty imposed under this regulation to the Secretary.

Monitoring fee

13 Secretary to notify amount of monitoring fee

(1)

The Secretary must, as soon as practicable each month, issue an invoice to the holder of a class 4 operator’s licence for the monitoring fees payable for the previous month.

(2)

The monitoring fee for each gaming machine connected to the electronic monitoring system is calculated in accordance with the following formula:

a × b

where—

a

is the number of days that the gaming machine operated in the month; and

b

is the monitoring fee.

(3)

For the purposes of these regulations, a gaming machine is to be treated as having operated if the electronic monitoring system records a change in the gaming machine’s electronic turnover meter.

Miscellaneous provisions

14 Fees inclusive of GST

The fees set out in the Schedule are inclusive of goods and services tax.

15 Revocations

The following regulations are revoked:

Schedule Fees

r 5

Part 1 Casino operator’s annual fee

Matter in respect of which fee is payableFee ($)
Casino operator’s annual fee
For the first 12-month period (the first period) after the commencement of these regulations—
Sky City Auckland Casino3,006,474.00
Sky City Hamilton Casino764,062.00
Christchurch Casino1,307,047.00
Dunedin Casino570,000.00
Sky City Queenstown Casino237,877.00
Wharf Casino (Queenstown)222,287.00
For each subsequent 12-month period after the first period—
Sky City Auckland Casino2,894,927.00
Sky City Hamilton Casino733,513.00
Christchurch Casino1,253,045.00
Dunedin Casino556,895.00
Sky City Queenstown Casino237,824.00
Wharf Casino (Queenstown)221,434.00

Part 2 Other fees

Matter in respect of which fee is payableFee ($)
Applications for class 3 operator’s licence
New licence or renewal of licence (total value of prizes not exceeding $50,000)100.00
New licence or renewal of licence (total value of prizes equal to or exceeding $50,000 and all housie)707.00
Amendment to licence344.00
Applications for class 4 operator’s licence
New licence (category A applications)4,068.00
New licence (category B applications)4,068.00
Renewal of licence (category A applications)1,271.00
Renewal of licence (category B applications)2,543.00
Amendment to licence, or notification under section 54 of the Act, related to key persons636.00
Amendment to licence, or notification under section 54 of the Act, not related to key persons254.00
Class 4 operator’s annual fee
Category B applications only4,063.00
Applications for class 4 venue licence
New licence (category A applications)763.00
New licence (category B applications)1,017.00
Renewal of licence (category A applications)127.00
Renewal of licence (category B applications)191.00
Notification under section 71 of the Act related to key persons636.00
Amendment to licence, or notification under section 71 of the Act not related to key persons254.00
Class 4 venue annual fee
Annual fee per gaming machine425.00
Monitoring fee
Monitoring fee for each day or part of day (per gaming machine)1.35
Applications for licensed promoter licence
New licence or renewal of licence1,375.00
Temporary authority100.00
Applications for certificate of approval
New certificate328.00
Applications for casino operator’s licence
New licence340,000.00
Amendment to licence1,000.00
Temporary authority23,000.00
Applications for casino venue agreement approval
New agreement (including change of licensed operator)23,000.00
Amendment to agreement1,000.00
Applications for associated person approval
New approval330.00
Appeals to Gambling Commission
Appeal filing250.00
1-day hearing450.00
Half-day and part half-day hearing (after first day)450.00

Rebecca Kitteridge,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

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

These regulations, which come into force on 1 February 2008, specify the fees payable to the Secretary for Internal Affairs to enable the recovery of the direct and indirect costs of the Secretary, the Gambling Commission, and the police arising from their duties and responsibilities under the Gambling Act 2003.

These regulations revoke and replace the Gambling (Fees and Revocations) Regulations 2004 and the Gambling (Electronic Monitoring Fees) Regulations 2006. In the main, they carry over the substance of the revoked regulations.

The principal changes from the revoked regulations include—

  • the regulation allowing a penalty to be imposed for late payment of the monitoring fee, or part of the monitoring fee, is omitted; and

  • the casino operator’s annual fee is payable at a marginally higher rate for the first 12-month period after the commencement of these regulations than for each subsequent 12-month period after that first period to allow the general increase in that fee to be phased in over the next 4 instalments that are due after the commencement of these regulations; and

  • increases in some of the application fees and annual fees; and

  • an increase in the monitoring fee; and

  • separate fees are prescribed for notifications and amendments to class 4 operators’ licences and class 4 venue licences that relate or do not relate to key persons.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 20 December 2007.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2007 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/313): regulation 24