Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2015

Reprint as at 8 September 2017

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2015

(LI 2015/313)

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 7th day of December 2015

Present:
Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government 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, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government makes the following regulations, acting—

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the advice of the Minister of Internal Affairs after consultation in accordance with section 372 of that Act.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Interpretation
4Transitional, savings, and related provisions
5Who must pay fees
6Method of payment of fees
7When fees payable
8When fee payable
9Calculation of fee
10Additional fee payable if number of gaming machines increases
11Refund of fee if number of gaming machines reduced
12Additional fee payable if licence holder ceases to be small club
13Refund of fee if licence holder becomes small club
14Refund of fee if class 4 licence surrendered
15When fee payable
16Calculation of fee if granted for period other than 12 months
17Refund of fee if class 4 licence surrendered
18When fees payable
19Secretary to notify amount of monitoring and licensing systems fee
19AWhen fees payable
19BRefund of fee if actual application costs less than initial application fee
19CAdjustment fee payable if actual application costs exceed initial application fee
19DPenalty for late payment of adjustment fee
19EHow actual application costs are calculated
20When fees payable
21Penalty for late payment of casino operator’s annual fee
22When fees payable
23Fees exclusive of GST
24Revocation
Gazette Information
Reprint notes

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2015.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 February 2016.

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, a class 4 operator, or a class 4 venue, 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

financial year means a period of 12 months beginning on 1 July and ending on 30 June in the following year

small club means a corporate society that—

(a)

is a club; and

(b)

operates not more than 7 gaming machines in total at the non-commercial class 4 venues that—

(i)

it owns or leases; and

(ii)

are mainly for the use of club members.

(1A)

In regulations 19A to 19E,—

actual application costs means the actual costs, determined in accordance with regulation 19E, incurred by the Gambling Commission in processing and considering an application for renewal of a casino venue licence under section 135 of the Act

adjustment fee means the adjustment fee for an application to renew a casino venue licence that is payable under regulation 19C at the amount determined under regulation 19C(3)

initial application fee means the initial fee for an application to renew a casino venue licence set out in Part 3A of Schedule 2.

(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.

Regulation 3(1A): inserted, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 4 of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

4 Transitional, savings, and related provisions

The transitional, savings, and related provisions (if any) set out in Schedule 1 have effect according to their terms.

Payment of fees

5 Who must pay fees

The fees set out in Schedule 2 must be paid to the Secretary in accordance with regulation 6 by, as the case may be,—

(a)

the relevant applicant; or

(b)

the relevant licence holder; or

(c)

the relevant appellant.

6 Method of payment of fees

The fees set out in Schedule 2 must be paid by—

(a)

direct debit; or

(b)

cheque; or

(c)

another method agreed in advance with the Secretary.

Fees relating to class 3 gambling

7 When fees payable

The class 3 fees set out in Part 1 of Schedule 2 must be paid at the time the relevant application is made.

Class 4 venue annual fee

8 When fee payable

(1)

A class 4 venue annual fee set out in Part 2 of Schedule 2 must be paid—

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

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

(d)

on notification to the applicant of the Secretary’s intention to grant a renewal of the licence (if an additional fee is payable under regulation 9(3)(a)).

(2)

If the period for which a class 4 venue licence is granted or renewed is longer than 12 months, a class 4 venue annual fee may be paid—

(a)

in accordance with subclause (1); or

(b)

with the Secretary’s approval, by instalment.

(3)

If payment is by instalment, the number of instalments, amount of each instalment, and due date for each instalment are to be determined by the Secretary.

9 Calculation of fee

(1)

The total class 4 venue annual fee payable by a licence holder for the period for which a licence is granted or renewed must be calculated by—

(a)

using the formula in subclause (2) to calculate the amount of fees for each full and part financial year for which the licence is valid; and

(b)

adding together the amounts calculated for each full and part financial year.

(2)

The formula referred to in subclause (1) is—

a × b × c

where—

a

is the number of whole months in any one financial year for which the licence is valid; and

b

is the relevant monthly rate of annual fee (specified in the fourth column of Part 2 of Schedule 2) for that financial year; and

c

is the number of gaming machines specified in the licence.

(3)

If a class 4 venue annual fee has been paid under regulation 8(1)(c) and the fee payable for the period for which the licence is renewed differs from the amount paid (whether because the renewal of the licence is to be granted for a period other than 12 months, or for some other reason), the difference between the fee already paid and the fee calculated in accordance with this regulation—

(a)

is payable by the applicant (if a higher fee is payable than the fee already paid); or

(b)

may be refunded by the Secretary to the applicant (if a lower fee is payable than the fee already paid).

10 Additional fee payable if number of gaming machines increases

(1)

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

(2)

The amount of additional fee payable by the licence holder is the difference between—

(a)

the amount payable by the licence holder under the amended licence for the whole months for which the licence remains valid after the date of the amendment; and

(b)

the amount paid by the licence holder for the whole months for which the licence remains valid after the date of the amendment.

11 Refund of fee 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 fee paid by the holder if the licence has been amended to specify a number of gaming machines that is fewer than the number of gaming machines specified in the licence immediately before the amendment.

(2)

The amount the Secretary may refund is the difference between—

(a)

the amount paid by the licence holder for the whole months for which the licence remains valid after the date of the amendment; and

(b)

the amount payable by the licence holder under the amended licence for the whole months for which the licence remains valid after the date of the amendment.

12 Additional fee payable if licence holder ceases to be small club

(1)

An additional amount of class 4 venue annual fee is payable if, during the term of the class 4 venue licence, the licence holder ceases to be a small club.

(2)

The amount of additional fee payable by the licence holder is the difference between—

(a)

the amount payable by the licence holder as a corporate society other than a small club under the licence for the whole months for which the licence remains valid after the date on which the licence holder ceases to be a small club; and

(b)

the amount paid by the licence holder for the whole months for which the licence remains valid after the date on which the licence holder ceases to be a small club.

13 Refund of fee if licence holder becomes small club

(1)

The Secretary may refund to the holder of a class 4 venue licence any class 4 venue annual fee paid by the holder if, during the term of the licence, the licence holder becomes a small club.

(2)

The amount the Secretary may refund is the difference between—

(a)

the amount paid by the licence holder for the whole months for which the licence remains valid after the date on which the licence holder becomes a small club; and

(b)

the amount payable by the licence holder as a small club under the licence for the whole months for which the licence remains valid after the date on which the licence holder becomes a small club.

14 Refund of fee if class 4 licence surrendered

(1)

The Secretary may refund to a corporate society a class 4 venue annual fee paid by the society if the society has surrendered its relevant class 4 venue licence under section 79 of the Act.

(2)

The amount the Secretary may refund is the amount paid by the licence holder for the whole months for which the licence would have remained valid had it not been surrendered.

Class 4 operator’s annual fee

15 When fee payable

(1)

The class 4 operator’s annual fee set out in Part 3 of Schedule 2 must be paid—

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

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

(d)

on notification to the applicant of the Secretary’s intention to grant a renewal of the licence (if an additional fee is payable under regulation 16(2)(a)).

(2)

If the period for which a class 4 operator’s licence is granted or renewed is longer than 12 months, a class 4 operator’s annual fee may be paid—

(a)

in accordance with subclause (1); or

(b)

with the Secretary’s approval, by instalment.

(3)

If payment is by instalment, the number of instalments, amount of each instalment, and due date for each instalment are to be determined by the Secretary.

16 Calculation of fee if granted for period 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:

(a ÷ 12) × b

where—

a

is the class 4 operator’s annual fee (specified in Part 3 of Schedule 2); and

b

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

(2)

If a class 4 operator’s annual fee has been paid under regulation 15(1)(c) 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).

17 Refund of fee if class 4 licence surrendered

(1)

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

(2)

The amount the Secretary may refund is the amount paid by the licence holder for the whole months for which the licence would have remained valid had it not been surrendered.

Other fees relating to class 4 gambling

18 When fees payable

(1)

The daily monitoring and licensing systems fees notified by the Secretary in accordance with regulation 19 and set out in Part 3 of Schedule 2 must be paid on or before the 20th day of each month.

(2)

All other fees set out in Part 3 of Schedule 2 must be paid at the time the relevant application is made.

19 Secretary to notify amount of monitoring and licensing systems 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 and licensing systems fee payable for the previous month.

(2)

The monitoring and licensing system 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 daily monitoring and licensing systems fee per gaming machine (specified in Part 3 of Schedule 2).

(3)

In subclause (2), a gaming machine is operated if the electronic monitoring system records a change in the gaming machine’s electronic turnover meter.

Casino venue licence renewal application fees

Heading: inserted, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 5 of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

19A When fees payable

(1)

The initial application fee must be paid at the time an application for the renewal of a casino venue licence is made.

(2)

If an adjustment fee is payable under regulation 19C, it must be paid on or before the due date specified in the invoice issued under regulation 19C(2)(b).

Regulation 19A: inserted, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 5 of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

19B Refund of fee if actual application costs less than initial application fee

(1)

This regulation applies if the actual application costs are less than the initial application fee.

(2)

If this regulation applies, the Secretary must, as soon as practicable after the Gambling Commission has issued a decision on the application for renewal of the casino venue licence, refund to the applicant the difference between—

(a)

the initial application fee; and

(b)

the actual application costs.

Regulation 19B: inserted, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 5 of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

19C Adjustment fee payable if actual application costs exceed initial application fee

(1)

This regulation applies if the actual application costs exceed the amount of the initial fee.

(2)

If this regulation applies,—

(a)

an adjustment fee is payable; and

(b)

the Secretary must, as soon as practicable after the Gambling Commission has issued a decision on the application for renewal of the casino venue licence, issue an invoice to the applicant for the amount of the adjustment fee.

(3)

The amount of the adjustment fee is the lesser of—

(a)

the maximum adjustment fee set out in Part 3A of Schedule 2; and

(b)

the difference between—

(i)

the actual application costs; and

(ii)

the initial application fee.

Regulation 19C: inserted, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 5 of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

19D Penalty for late payment of adjustment fee

(1)

If an adjustment fee is not paid within 20 working days after the date for payment referred to in regulation 19A(2), subclause (2) applies.

(2)

If this subclause applies, a penalty of 5% of that unpaid fee must be added to the amount due unless the Secretary considers that imposing a penalty would be unreasonable or inappropriate.

(3)

If the adjustment fee 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, subclause (4) applies.

(4)

If this subclause applies, a further penalty of 5% of the unpaid adjustment fee and any previous penalties must be added to the amount due at the end of each of those months unless the Secretary considers that imposing a further penalty would be unreasonable or inappropriate.

(5)

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

Regulation 19D: inserted, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 5 of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

19E How actual application costs are calculated

(1)

The actual application costs are the following expenses incurred by the Gambling Commission in relation to an application for renewal of a casino venue licence:

(a)

Chief Gambling Commissioner’s fees:

(b)

other Gambling Commissioners’ fees:

(c)

secretariat fees:

(d)

legal fees:

(e)

external expert fees:

(f)

transcriptionist fees:

(g)

out-of-town travel expenses fees (which cover accommodation, transportation (other than flights), and meals):

(h)

the cost of flights for Gambling Commissioners, secretariat officials, legal advisers, and external experts to attend hearings or meetings:

(i)

the cost of hiring a venue for the public hearings:

(j)

the cost of advertising for the public hearings.

(2)

For each of the expenses in subclause (1)(a) to (f),—

(a)

the daily rate at which an expense must be calculated is set out in Schedule 3; and

(b)

the number of days for which the daily rate applies is the total whole number of full days, and part days, for which,—

(i)

in relation to the expenses in subclause (1)(a) and (b), the relevant person worked on the application; and

(ii)

in relation to the expenses in subclause (1)(c) to (f), the relevant service was provided in relation to the application.

(3)

For the expense in subclause (1)(g),—

(a)

the fee is incurred by the Gambling Commission for each Gambling Commissioner, secretariat official, legal adviser, and external expert who attends a hearing or meeting in relation to an application that requires that person to travel away from the person’s usual place of business; and

(b)

the daily rate at which the expense must be calculated is set out in Schedule 3; and

(c)

the number of days for which the daily rate applies is the total whole number of full days, or part days, on which the person was away from the person’s usual place of business, or was travelling to or from the place where the hearing or meeting was held.

(4)

For each of the expenses in subclause (1)(h) to (j), the amount of the expense is the actual amount incurred by the Gambling Commission.

Regulation 19E: inserted, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 5 of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

Other casino fees

Heading: replaced, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 6 of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

20 When fees payable

(1)

The casino operator’s annual fee set out in subpart 2 of Part 4 of Schedule 2 must be paid in 4 equal instalments to be made on or before 20 July, 20 October, 20 January, and 20 April of the financial year in respect of which the fee is payable.

(2)

In the case of the instalment of a casino operator’s annual fee due on 20 April 2016 for the financial year beginning 1 July 2015,—

(a)

a casino operator must pay the instalment at the applicable rate set out in subpart 1 of Part 4 of Schedule 2; and

(b)

subclause (1) does not apply.

(3)

The other casino fees set out in Part 5 of Schedule 2 must be paid at the time the relevant application is made.

21 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 after the date for payment set out in regulation 20(1) or (2), a penalty of 5% of that unpaid instalment must be added to the amount due unless the Secretary considers that imposing a penalty would be unreasonable or inappropriate.

(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) must be added to the amount due at the end of each of those months unless the Secretary considers that imposing a further penalty would be unreasonable or inappropriate.

(3)

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

Regulation 21(1): amended, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 7(1) of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

Regulation 21(2): amended, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 7(2) of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

Appeal fees

22 When fees payable

The fees set out in Part 6 of Schedule 2 must be paid,—

(a)

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

(b)

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

GST

23 Fees exclusive of GST

The fees payable under, and any amounts referred to in, these regulations are exclusive of goods and services tax.

Regulation 23: amended, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 8 of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

Revocation

24 Revocation

The Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/401) are revoked.

Schedule 1 Transitional, savings, and related provisions

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Part 1 Provisions relating to regulations as enacted

There are no transitional, savings, or related provisions relating to these regulations as enacted.

Schedule 2 Fees

rr 3(1A), 5, 6, 7, 8(1), 9(2), 15(1), 16(1), 18, 19(2), 19C(3), 20, 22

Schedule 2 heading: amended, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 9(1) of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

Schedule 2 heading: amended, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 9(2) of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

Part 1 Fees relating to class 3 gambling

Matter in respect of which fee is payableFee ($) (excluding GST)
Applications for class 3 operator’s licence
New licence or renewal of licence (total value of prizes $50,000 or less)88.89
New licence or renewal of licence (total value of prizes exceeding $50,000 and all housie)628.44
Applications for licensed promoter’s licence
New licence or renewal of licence2,567.00
Temporary licence88.89

Part 2 Class 4 venue annual fees (compliance fee per gaming machine)

Matter in respect of which fee is payableYear (period beginning 1 July and ending 30 June)Annual fee ($) (excluding GST)Monthly rate of annual fee ($) (excluding GST)
Annual fee payable in respect of each gaming machine for small clubs
2015/2016295.5024.63
2016/2017304.5025.38
2017/2018313.5026.13
2018/2019323.0026.92
2019/2020331.9027.66
2020/2021341.0028.42
2021/2022350.1029.18
2022/2023359.2029.93
2023/2024368.3030.69
2024/2025377.0031.42
Annual fee payable in respect of each gaming machine for all other class 4 operators
2015/2016595.7749.65
2016/2017627.2752.27
2017/2018661.1355.09
2018/2019697.5858.13
2019/2020736.9261.41
2020/2021779.4764.96
2021/2022825.5968.80
2022/2023875.7172.98
2023/2024930.3577.53
2024/2025986.1782.18

Part 3 Other fees relating to class 4 gambling

Matter in respect of which fee is payableFee ($) (excluding GST)
Class 4 operator’s annual fee
Category B applications only3,611.56
Applications for class 4 operator’s licence
New licence (category A applications)3,616.00
New licence (category B applications)15,795.00
Renewal of licence (category A applications)1,129.78
Renewal of licence (category B applications)10,246.00
Applications for class 4 venue licence
New licence (category A applications)2,054.00
New licence (category B applications)2,567.00
Renewal of licence (category A applications)112.89
Renewal of licence (category B applications)169.78
Daily monitoring and licensing systems fees
Monitoring and licensing systems fee for each day or part of day (per gaming machine)1.90
Miscellaneous
Amendment to class 4 venue licence or class 4 operator’s licence related to key persons565.33
Amendment to class 4 venue licence or class 4 operator’s licence not related to key persons169.00
Notification under section 54 or 71 of the Act related to key persons565.33
Notification under section 54 or 71 of the Act not related to key persons169.00

Part 3A Casino venue licence renewal application fees

Schedule 2 Part 3A: inserted, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 9(3) of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

Matter in respect of which fee is payableFee ($) (excluding GST)
Initial application fee for renewal of casino venue licence143,008.00
Maximum adjustment fee for renewal of casino venue licence 30,905.00

Part 4 Casino operator’s annual fee

Subpart 1—Quarterly instalment due 20 April 2016

Matter in respect of which fee is payableQuarterly instalment of fee due 20 April 2016 ($) (excluding GST)
Casino operator’s annual fee
Sky City Auckland Casino713,000.00
Sky City Hamilton Casino137,500.00
Christchurch Casino203,250.00
Dunedin Casino111,500.00
Sky City Queenstown Casino76,000.00
Wharf Casino (Queenstown)69,500.00

Subpart 2—Fees from 1 July 2016 onwards

Matter in respect of which fee is payableFee ($) (excluding GST)
Casino operator’s annual fee
Sky City Auckland Casino2,852,000.00
Sky City Hamilton Casino550,000.00
Christchurch Casino813,000.00
Dunedin Casino446,000.00
Sky City Queenstown Casino304,000.00
Wharf Casino (Queenstown)278,000.00

Part 5 Other fees relating to casinos

Matter in respect of which fee is payableFee ($) (excluding GST)
Applications for certificate of approval
New certificate (casino employee)512.44
Applications for casino operator’s licence
New licence302,222.22
Amendment to licence888.89
Temporary authority20,444.44
Applications for casino venue agreement approval
New agreement (including change of licensed operator)20,444.44
Amendment to agreement888.89
Amendment to casino venue licence
Amendment to licence888.89
Applications for associated person approval
New approval512.44

Part 6 Appeal fees

Matter in respect of which fee is payableFee ($) (excluding GST)
Appeals to Gambling Commission
Appeal filing222.22
One-day hearing400.00
Half-day and part half-day hearing (after first day)400.00

Schedule 3 Daily rates for expenses in consideration of casino venue licence renewal application

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Schedule 3: inserted, on 8 September 2017, by regulation 10 of the Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264).

Matter in respect of which expense is incurredDaily rate ($) (excluding GST)
Chief Gambling Commissioner’s fee750.00
Other Gambling Commissioners’ fee475.00
Secretariat fee500.00
Legal fee3,120.00
External expert fee1,500.00
Transcriptionist fee2,500.00
Out-of-town travel expenses fee308.70

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 10 December 2015.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2015 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

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4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/264)