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Proposed changes to casino game rules

Consultation period: 4 weeks from 28 September to 26 October 2020.

In March 2020, SKYCITY Casino Management Limited (SCML) applied for a change to a number of casino game rules.

The Department seeks submission on the requested amendments to increase the number of permitted player terminals for each of these games from 30 to 50:

1. Division 5A Electronic Baccarat
2. Division 8A Electronic Roulette
3. Division 9A Electronic Tai Sai
4. Division 10A Electronic Money Wheel

Details are set out in the consultation document below.

Proposed changes to casino game rules (PDF, 375KB)
Proposed changes to casino game rules (DOCX, 114KB)


The proposed amendments will be assessed against the purposes of the Gambling Act 2003.

We are seeking comments relating to the specific purposes outlined below. Your submission should address whether any of the proposed amendments to the existing games will impact on the purposes to:
  • Prevent and minimise the harm caused by gambling, including problem gambling
  • Ensure the integrity and fairness of games
  • Limit opportunities for crime and dishonesty
  • Facilitate responsible gambling
Please address your submissions to or:

Casino game rules consultation
Gambling Group
Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140