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The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

Gambling

Playing cards and gaming chips

We administer and enforce casino and non-casino gambling regulation in New Zealand.

Advice for Christchurch earthquake relief fundraising

The Department has established a group of officials to help people wanting to raise funds for Christchurch earthquake relief through schemes that may involve gambling. Internal Affairs wants to ensure that money raised will reach the people intended and any harm that may result from gambling is minimised.

 

Latest gambling information


Gambling provides a source of funding for community groups

Gambling and lottery activities provide funds for community groups through grants. Application forms are available from societies (typically via a website), some community networks such as Citizens' Advice Bureaux, and often at gaming machine venues.

You must send your application directly to the society and not through a venue. Also, the society must deal with you directly and not communicate with you through the venue.

Further details on funding for community groups