Supplementary Order Paper No 385

No 385

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

New Zealand International Convention Centre Bill

Proposed amendment

Metiria Turei, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 10A

After clause 10 (after line 31 on page 6), insert:

10A Harm minimisation measures
  • (1) In order to minimise any gambling-related harm caused by the Agreement, SKYCITY must ensure that its host responsibility programme for SKYCITY Casino––

    • (a) ensures all gaming machines have pre-commitment technology; and

    • (b) ensures all gaming machines display the odds of winning and how long a gambler has been playing; and

    • (c) introduces compulsory player tracking; and

    • (d) ensures a mandatory pre-commitment system is introduced by 30 June 2017.

    (2) SKYCITY is prohibited from––

    • (a) publishing any direct advertising of gambling opportunities to any person or people who have excluded themselves or been excluded from SKYCITY Casino; and

    • (b) offering any inducements to use gaming machines, including free hospitality, food, parking or anything similar.

    (3) In order to ensure independent analysis of SKYCITY’s host responsibility programme, the Gambling Commission, as part of the 2-yearly review of SKYCITY’s host responsibility programme, must––

    • (a) undertake extensive consultation with the Salvation Army, the Ministry of Health, the Secretary for Internal Affairs, and Lifeline Aotearoa; and

    • (b) engage an independent evaluation of SKYCITY’s host responsibility programme.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the New Zealand International Convention Centre Bill. This Supplementary Order Paper places requirements on SKYCITY to introduce robust harm minimisation measures to minimise the gambling-related harm that results from this Agreement. Department of Internal Affairs advice on this bill warned that the extra gambling concessions in the bill would “almost certainly” increase gambling-related harm. Further advice from the Ministry of Health dismissed the harm minimisation measures included in the Agreement as both old and ineffective. This Supplementary Order Paper introduces a series of harm minimisation measures for SKYCITY to include in its host responsibility programme and stipulates a requirement for independent analysis of SKYCITY’s host responsibility programme.