The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

Gambling

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

Gambling machine mystery shopper exercise 2017

A second mystery shopper exercise, conducted in late 2016 has found that improvements have been made in how gambling venues prevent and minimise harm but more can be done: Gambling machine mystery shopper exercise 2017 (released 28 June 2017)

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Read Gambits for information about the Department's recent work and significant issues in the gambling sector.

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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