Gambling (Reinstating COVID-19 Modification) Amendment Act 2021

1 Title

This Act is the Gambling (Reinstating COVID-19 Modification) Amendment Act 2021.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Gambling Act 2003.

4 New section 4A inserted (Modification of definition of remote interactive gambling during specified period due to effects of COVID-19)

After section 4, insert:

4A Modification of definition of remote interactive gambling during specified period due to effects of COVID-19

(1)

The purpose of this section is to enable any gambling operator that holds a class 3 operator’s licence that allows them to conduct a lottery to conduct that form of class 3 gambling by remote interactive gambling for a specified period due to the effects of COVID-19 on their ability to fund-raise.

(2)

This section applies during the period—

(a)

beginning on the day on which this section comes into force; and

(b)

ending on the close of 31 October 2024.

(3)

While this section applies, paragraph (b) of the definition of remote interactive gambling in section 4(1) must be read as if “; or” and the following subparagraph were inserted after subparagraph (iv):

“(v)

class 3 gambling in the form of a lottery conducted by any gambling operator that holds a class 3 operator’s licence that allows them to conduct a lottery.”

(4)

This section is repealed on the close of 31 October 2024.

(5)

The repeal of this section does not otherwise affect the previous operation of the definition of remote interactive gambling (as amended by this section) or anything done under it.

Legislative history

9 December 2021

Introduction (Bill 105–1)

14 December 2021

First reading, second reading, third reading

20 December 2021

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.