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Gambling Act 2003


Introduction

The Gambling Act 2003 replaces the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977 and the Casino Control Act 1990. It creates a harmonised regulatory framework for gambling in New Zealand.
  • Gambling Act 2003 500k* This is the original 2003 version of the Gambling Act.


    Since 2003 the following amendments have been made:
  • Gambling Act Commencement Order 2003 70k*
  • Gambling Amendment Act 2005 68k*
  • Gambling Amendment Act 2005 (no 2) 70k*


    For an updated version of the Gambling Act, which encorporates all amendments, please see www.legislation.govt.nz (click on Statutes and then go to the 'G' section for Gambling Act).


    For more information see:
  • Fact Sheets (Gambling Act 2003) - A series of Fact Sheets outlining provisions under the Gambling Act 2003.

    * This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

    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

    • Responsible Gambling Bill as reported back to Parliament on 19 November 2002 (including commentary) - courtesy of the House of Representatives website (1.3m)*
    * This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

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