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Gambling Act Consultation (22/03/04)

Summary of the Act

Gambling Act versus Previous Legislation

GCR Backgrounder

Gambling Facts and Figures

Regulatory Agency Roles

Casinos

Classes of Gambling

Grants from Gaming Machine Funds

New Zealand Lotteries Commission

Non-Casino Gaming Machines

Problem Gambling

Racing Industry

Commencement Dates

Non-Casino Q & A

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Gambling Act 2003

Introduction

Parliament has recently enacted the Gambling Act 2003. The Act will replace the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977 and the Casino Control Act 1990 and create a harmonised regulatory framework for gambling in New Zealand.
  • NEW! Gambling Act Consultation (22/03/04) Consultations are currently being undertaken on the following aspects of the new legislation: Proposed Infringement Offences for Casino Game Rules; Games played on Gaming Machines in Class 4 Venues - Outside Casinos; Limits on Venue Expenses; Game Rules Class 1, 2 and 3 - Lotteries, Instant Games, Games of Chance and Prize Competitions; and Housie Rules.
  • Questions and Answers - Further to the information in the following Gambling Act 'Factsheets' (below), these 'Questions and Answers' provide additional information regarding notification requirements, applications, banknote acceptor devices and use of the word 'Casino'.
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Gambling Act 2003 - Factsheets

1.
The Gambling Act 2003 – Summary

2. Gambling Act versus Previous Legislation

3. GCR Backgrounder

4. Gambling Facts and Figures

5. Regulatory Agency Roles

6. Casinos

7. Classes of Gambling

8. Grants from Gaming Machine Funds

9. New Zealand Lotteries Commission

10. Non-Casino Gaming Machines

11. Problem Gambling

12. Racing Industry

13. (Updated) Commencement Dates

14. Fact Sheet Questions – Non-Casino

Legislative History

The Gambling Bill was introduced to Parliament as the Responsible Gambling Bill on 19 February 2002, and was referred to the Government Administration Select Committee. Public submissions on the Bill closed on 2 April 2002. The Select Committee presented its report to Parliament on 19 November 2002.


It was retitled the Gambling Bill during its second reading in the House on 12 August 2003. The Bill passed through the committee stage on 9 September, and received its third and final reading on Thursday 11 September. The Bill received the 'Royal assent' on 18 September and became the Gambling Act 2003.

Further Information

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