Big Wednesday Amendment Rules 2010

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Big Wednesday Amendment Rules 2010

Pursuant to section 243 of the Gambling Act 2003, the Minister of Internal Affairs approves the following rules, which were made by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission on 25 August 2010.

Rules

1 Title
  • These rules are the Big Wednesday Amendment Rules 2010.

2 Commencement
  • These rules come into force on 3 October 2010.

3 Principal rules amended
4 Interpretation
  • (1) Rule 3 is amended by revoking the definition of maximum number of games and substituting the following definition:

    maximum number of games means, for each of division 1 and division 2, the maximum number of consecutive games determined by the Commission under rule 23(1)(a)(ii).

    (2) Rule 3 is amended by revoking the definition of threshold amount and substituting the following definition:

    threshold amount means, for each of division 1 and division 2, the amount determined by the Commission under rule 23(1)(a)(i).

5 General provisions relating to jackpots
  • Rule 23(1) is amended by revoking paragraph (a) and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) must determine for each of division 1 and division 2—

      • (i) the maximum amount of the allocation of the prize pool (the threshold amount); and

      • (ii) the maximum number of consecutive games for which a jackpot may occur (the maximum number of games):.

6 New rule 24 substituted
  • Rule 24 is revoked and the following rule substituted:

    24 Jackpots for division 1 prize pool
    • (1) This rule applies if, as a result of any drawing, there is no division 1 winning selection for a game.

      (2) The portion of the available prize pool for the game that was allocated to division 1 in that drawing must be added, subject to the restriction in subclause (3), to the division 1 allocation in the next game (jackpot).

      (3) A jackpot may not occur—

      • (a) if, as at the conclusion of the drawing referred to in subclause (1), the jackpot would result in the total of the division 1 allocation in the next game exceeding the threshold amount for division 1; or

      • (b) for more than the maximum number of games for division 1.

      (4) If a jackpot may not occur because of subclause (3), the division 1 allocation must be added to the prize pool allocation for the next lowest prize division with 1 or more winning selections.

7 New rule 25 substituted
  • Rule 25 is revoked and the following rule substituted:

    25 Jackpots for division 2 prize pool
    • (1) This rule applies if, as a result of any drawing, there is no division 2 winning selection for a game.

      (2) The portion of the available prize pool for the game that was allocated to division 2 in that drawing must be added, subject to the restriction in subclause (3), to the division 2 allocation in the next game (jackpot).

      (3) A jackpot may not occur—

      • (a) if, as at the conclusion of the drawing referred to in subclause (1), the jackpot would result in the total of the division 2 allocation in the next game exceeding the threshold amount for division 2; or

      • (b) for more than the maximum number of games for division 2.

      (4) If a jackpot may not occur because of subclause (3), the division 2 allocation must be added to the prize pool allocation for the next lowest prize division with 1 or more winning selections.

Dated at Wellington this 25th day of August 2010.

The Common Seal of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission was, pursuant to a resolution of the Commission, affixed in the presence of:

[Seal]

Judith Kirk,
Presiding Member.

Chris Curley,
Member.

Dated at Wellington this 19th day of August 2010.

Hon Kate Wilkinson,
for Minister of Internal Affairs.


Explanatory note

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

These rules, which amend the Big Wednesday Rules 2005 and come into force on 3 October 2010, clarify when a jackpot for the division 1 and 2 prize pools may occur.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 2 September 2010.

These rules are administered by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.