This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 30 September 2013, declare certain lotteries of the kind commonly referred to as spot prize competitions not to be gambling for the purposes of the Gambling Act 2003.
For the purposes of the regulations, a lottery is a spot prize competition if—
it forms part of, or is conducted together with, during, or within 7 days after the completion of, some other competition or event (the main event); and
it is subsidiary to the main event; and
no payment is required to enter the lottery other than the payment required to participate in the main event.
A spot prize competition will not be gambling if—
the determination of its outcome does not involve gaming machines; and
no prize is property that by law must not be offered as a reward for gambling or used to reward a winner of gambling; and
the main event is not itself gambling, and benefits the community.
Date of notification in Gazette: 26 September 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.