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Services › Casino and Non-Casino Gaming › Compliance Investigations and Audits
- Gambling Compliance Audits
- Leniency and Cooperation Policy
- Self-Assessment Reviews
- Cessation of Class 4 Licences
- Approach to Compliance and Enforcement
Leniency and Cooperation PolicyThe Department has introduced leniency and cooperation policies to assist in preventing and detecting behaviour that contravenes the Gambling Act 2003.
Under the policies, immunity from proceedings is available where the Department has not commenced an investigation or attained suitable evidence during an investigation. Where the Department has already progressed an investigation, concessions may be available to persons who cooperate and are able to assist in any proceedings.
The policies apply to all gambling conducted in New Zealand and are available for all illegal activities ranging from underground casinos to breaches of the conflict of interest provisions involving gaming machine operations (e.g. a person receiving a benefit with a condition attached). The policy particularly lends itself to disrupting arrangements involving several parties seeking to capture gaming machine funding.
Self-Assessment ReviewsWe have developed Self-Assessment Reviews, based on the Department's own audit checklist, to provide societies and clubs with an ability to:
- Test their own levels of compliance of their gaming machine operations with the requirements of the Gambling Act 2003, related regulations, licence conditions and game rules
- Identify areas where internal policies, systems and procedures should be developed, enhanced or strengthened
- Put measures in place immediately to rectify any areas of non-compliance identified.
Harm Prevention and Minimisation Guidelines will assist societies in self-checking levels of compliance against the Gambling Act 2003 and regulations relating to Harm Prevention and Minimisation.
Cessation of Class 4 LicencesCessation Review Guidelines will assist clubs and societies in the winding up of their gaming machine operations, and the subsequent review of their final set of accounts.
Clubs and societies may also wish to use the Cessation Pack. Once completed this pack contains the minimum information required for the cessation of a Class 4 Operator's Licence.