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Current Consultations

Proposed changes to casino game rules

SKYCITY Entertainment Group LTD, Christchurch Casinos Limited, and Dunedin Casino Limited have applied for changes to a number of casino table game rules.

The Department is now seeking submissions on the requested amendments, the details of which are set out in the consultation document below:
The proposed amendments will be assessed in accordance with the purposes of the Gambling Act 2003. The Department seeks your comment on the applications. Comment in relation to the purposes of the Act is valued, with particular reference to whether any of the proposed amendments will impact on the purposes of:
  • preventing and minimising the harm caused by gambling, including problem gambling
  • ensuring the integrity and fairness of games
  • limiting opportunities for crime and dishonesty
  • facilitating responsible gambling.
We ask you to make your submission with these particular purposes in mind. In particular, we welcome comments on whether the proposed amendments may raise harm prevention and minimisation issues that you believe require consideration.

Submissions by 16 December 2016

If you wish to make a submission on the proposed amendments to the rules please do so
by 16 December 2016. Submissions can be emailed directly to johnny.williams@dia.govt.nz, or mailed to:

Johnny Williams
Policy Advisor, Operational Policy
Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140

If you have any queries about the consultation or would like more information please contact Johnny by email or telephone on 04 494 0669.

Class 4 Cash-In-Ticket-Out Self-Service redemption terminals

The Department is seeking comments on an application to allow self-service ticket redemption terminals for use with cash-in-ticket-out technology. The consultation is open now and closes on
Friday 2 December 2016.

View the consultation document here:
Consultation on Class 4 Cash-In-Ticket-Out Self-Service redemption terminals - PDF (.pdf, 213kb)
Consultation on Class 4 Cash-In-Ticket-Out Self-Service redemption terminals - WORD (.docx, 315kb)

The application is to introduce self-service ticket redemption terminals in class 4 venues that use cash-in-ticket-out. Tickets with a value of up to $200 could be redeemed by players at the terminals. Tickets with a value of $200 or more would have to be presented to venue staff for payment. This mirrors the current situation with gaming machines where payments of $200 or more require a hand pay.

We are interested in your comments on the application, particularly whether you think the terminals would reduce the risks of armed robbery in venues, and whether there should be any restrictions on where the terminals could be located (e.g. whether they could be located in the gambling area, or only outside the gambling area, or only where they are visible to staff).

Please email your comments to cath.anyan@dia.govt.nz by Friday 2 December 2016.

Consultation on an application to amend the game rules for Electronic Baccarat

SkyCity Management Limited (SCML) has applied for the following amendments to the rules for Electronic Baccarat. Read or download the consultation document below:

Consultation on an application to amend the game rules for Electronic Baccarat – PDF (.pdf, 127kb)
Consultation on an application to amend the game rules for Electronic Baccarat – WORD (.docx, 67kb)

Submissions by 2 December 2016

The proposed amendments described above will be assessed in accordance with the purposes of the Gambling Act 2003. The Department seeks your comment on the applications. Comment in relation to the purposes of the Act is valued, with particular reference to whether any of the proposed amendments will impact on the purposes of:
  • preventing and minimising the harm caused by gambling, including problem gambling
  • ensuring the integrity and fairness of games
  • limiting opportunities for crime and dishonesty
  • facilitating responsible gambling.
We ask you to make your submission with these particular purposes in mind. In particular, we welcome comments on whether the proposed amendments may raise harm prevention and minimisation issues that you believe require consideration.

Please address your submissions to cath.anyan@dia.govt.nz or:

Cath Anyan
Senior Policy Advisor, Operational Policy
Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140

If you require further information on these proposals, please contact Cath on the above email address or on telephone 04 495 7271.

Submissions must be received by 2 December 2016.

If any amendments are made to the game rules following this consultation, a notice will be published in the New Zealand Gazette stating that the game rules have been amended, made or revoked, and the date on which the changes take effect.