The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation



Playing cards and gaming chips

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

Release of the Venue Costs Resubmission Report

The Venue Costs Resubmission Report contains the findings of the Venue Costs Resubmission Project conducted between 2010 and 2012. It will be of great interest to all venue owners and gaming societies who wish to understand the cost structures underpinning the class 4 sector.

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. The society must deal with you directly and not communicate with you through the venue.

    Further details on funding for community groups