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Current Consultations

Proposed changes to casino game rules

SKYCITY Entertainment Group LTD has applied for changes to a number of casino 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 due by 11 May 2018

If you wish to make a submission on the proposed amendments to the rules please do so by 11 May 2018. Submissions can be emailed directly to, 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.