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Gambits provides information about the Department's recent work and significant issues in the gambling sector. It is aimed at gaming machine societies, site operators, sector organisations and the community in general, to increase understanding of and compliance with the law.

If you have any questions about articles or comments, please email gambits@dia.govt.nz.

See also: Gambling News, Press Releases and Consultation

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Index

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2017

Gambits:now - 17 May 2017
  • Fortune Technology Corporation in liquidation
  • Interruption of EMS and IGP service scheduled for Wednesday 14 June 2017 and Wednesday 5 July 2017
Gambits:now - 10 May 2017
  • Minor issue with format of emailed licensing invoices
  • Working with Akarana Community Trust
  • Assessment of DIA's status as the gambling regulator
  • Consultation on Best Practice (Three Year) Licence closes 19 May
Gambits:now - 2 May 2017
  • Update on upcoming activities and engagement
Gambits:now - 28 April 2017
  • Gambling Licences: New Application Forms and Payment Processes Are Here!
  • Update to authorised purpose guidelines on lobbying purposes
Gambits:now - 7 April 2017
  • Consultation Opens on Best Practice (Three Year) Licence
  • Updated licensing application forms and payment process coming 24 April
Gambits:now - 27 March 2017
  • Gareth's update on changes in Gambling Compliance
Gambits:now - 21 March 2017
  • Ongoing Class 4 prosecutions
  • Updates to licensing application forms and payments
Gambits:now - 10 March 2017
  • Class 4 Gambling Report
Gambits:now - 24 February 2017
  • 2016 Gambling Sector Survey report
Gambits:now - 25 January 2017
  • Published list of approved games

2016

Gambits:now - 16 December 2016
  • Gareth's reflection on 2016
Gambits:now - 2 December 2016
  • Pokie proceeds - building strong communities
  • New Gaming Machine Standard comes into force
Gambits:now - 4 November 2016
  • Consultation on self-service ticket redemption terminals
Gambits:now - 21 October 2016
  • Multi Venue Exclusion: review recommendations
  • Gaming machine spending continues to rise
Gambits:now - 30 September 2016
  • Reminder about new class 4 grant publication requirements
Gambits:now - 27 September 2016
  • Gambits article – Mystery Shopper exercise
Gambits:now - 21 September 2016
  • With commission-based venue payments now a little over a week away, new forms have been published on our website for the new system
Gambits:now - 14 September 2016
  • Guidelines for new venue payment system now available
Gambits:now - 2 September 2016
  • Update on the new venue payment system
  • Turnover and GST
  • Reimbursing costs incurred in September
  • Amending venue cost schedules between now and 3 October
  • Venue agreements
  • DEM reimbursements
  • Updated forms
  • Sector guidance
Gambits:now - 25 August 2016
  • Venue licensing project update
Gambits:now - 15 August 2016
  • Potential acquisition of Intralot New Zealand by Tatts Group Ltd
Gambits:now - 5 August 2016
  • Gambling Commission clarifies the purpose of Gambling Act provision relating to NZRB venue licence applications
Gambits:now - 27 July 2016
  • Clarification on new venue payment proposed regulations
  • The new venue payment regulations do not apply to clubs that operate gaming machines on their own premises
  • Air conditioning
  • DEM costs outstanding as at 3 October
Gambits:now - 15 July 2016
  • Online resource to help in understanding community needs
  • Class 4 Game Rules Support Guidelines
Gambits:now - 11 July 2016
  • Consultation opens on proposed regulations for Class 4 venue payments
  • New venue payments frequently asked questions
Gambits:now - 27 June 2016
  • Gambling review discussion document released
Gambits:now - 23 June 2016
  • New grant publication requirements
  • Update on upcoming Class 4 consultation
  • Integrated Gambling Platform (IGP) update
Gambits:now - 14 June 2016
  • New Equipment Standard for Ticket-Out Payment Systems
Gambits:now - 2 June 2016
  • Update on new Problem Gambling Levy Regulations
Gambits:now - 27 May 2016
  • Consultation opens on revised New Zealand Appendices to the Australian/New Zealand Gaming Machine Standard
  • New three-year strategy to address gambling harm released
Gambits:now - 13 May 2016
  • New venue payments system for hosting gaming machines
  • New venue payments FAQs
Gambits:now - 12 May 2016
  • Consultation process for New Zealand Appendices to the Australian/New Zealand Gaming Machine National Standard 2015
  • Making a difference – the grant benefit story
  • Interruption of EMS and IGP service scheduled for Wednesday 18 May
Gambits:now - 27 April 2016
  • Interruption of EMS and IGP service scheduled for Wednesday 18 May
Gambits:now - 20 April 2016
  • A message from the Director, Gambling Compliance
  • Details of a recent voluntary one-day suspension
  • A Ministry of Health gambling research update.
Gambits:now - 15 April 2016
  • Loss of GMP in exceptional circumstances – who bears the loss?
  • Gambling Host Responsibility Guide for Venue Staff – updated information
  • Submissions called for on proposed changes to the Racing Act
Gambits:now - 7 April 2016
  • Minister Dunne announces next steps for gambling review and decision on minimum rate of return
Gambits:now - 1 April 2016
  • Softball club captain sentenced for grant funding fraud
Gambits:now - 24 March 2016
  • Gambling consultation
  • Gambling Sector Survey Report
  • Management changes
Gambits:now - 1 March 2016
  • Consultation on gaming machine standards
  • Gambling Commission clarifies appeal rights on new Class 4 licences
  • Class 4 Game Rules 2016 effective from 7 March
Gambits:now - 25 February 2016
  • Gambling expenditure up for the 2014/15 financial year
Gambits:now - 16 February 2016
  • Club undertakes voluntary suspension
Gambits:now - 4 February 2016
  • Class 4 Game Rules 2016 effective from 7 March 2016
  • Focus group recommendations on new venue payments regime
Gambits:now - 3 February 2016
  • Gaming machine expenditure up over 2015
Gambits:now - 22 January 2016
  • Internal Affairs investigation leads to prosecution
  • New Gambling Fees coming into effect

2015

Gambits: Issue 59 - December 2015

Gambits:now - 11 December 2015
  • New Gambling Fees coming into effect on 1 February 2016
Gambits:now - 16 November
  • Update on gambling fees
  • Submissions on minimum rate of return closing
Gambits:now - 12 November 2015
  • Gaming room theft warning
Gambits:now - 29 October 2015
  • Key Person information clarification
Gambits:now - 22 October 2015
  • TVNZ ‘Mystery Shopper’ at Sky City Casino
Gambits:now - 21 October 2015
  • Royal assent
Gambits:now - 16 October 2015
  • New Class 4-focused gambling law about to take effect
Gambits:now - 7 October 2015
  • Minister Dunne announces Class 4 gambling package
Gambits:now - 6 October 2015
  • No 3 Bill passes committee of the whole House
  • Introducing the Milestone Foundation
Gambits:now - 28 September 2015
  • Submissions on Class 4 Game Rules closing
Gambits:now - 7 July 2015
  • New Class 4 gambling law coming
Gambits:now - 3 July 2015
  • Changes to licensing forms: helping ensure access to gambling areas is controlled
Gambits:now - 25 May 2015
  • Working with Infinity Foundation to improve community benefit
Gambits:now - 6 May 2015
  • Venue transfers
Gambits:now - 15 April 2015
  • ANZAC Day - Banking of GMP
Gambits:now - 8 April 2015
  • Proposed gambling fees consultation - additional information
Gambits:now - 2 April 2015
  • Licence applications – probity check delays
  • Gambling staff changes
Gambits:now - 27 March 2015
  • Fake pokie technician
Gambits:now - 20 March 2015
  • Gambling Fees Consultation Forum for Class 4 licence holders
Gambits: Issue 58 - March 2015

Gambits:now - 5 March 2015
  • Gambling fees review update
Gambits:now - 4 March 2015
  • Gambling fees review consultation document available
Gambits:now - 3 March 2015
  • Consultation on gambling fees review
Gambits:now - 25 February
  • New gambling law about to take effect
Gambits:now - 24 February 2015
  • Multi-Venue Exclusions – Review
Gambits:now - 12 February 2015
  • Media spotlight on Mystery Shopper
Gambits:now - 2 February 2015
  • Pokie fraud accused appear in court

2014

Gambits: Issue 57 - December 2014

Gambits:now - 4 December 2014
  • Gambling operators need to improve problem gambling identification
Gambits:now - 18 November 2014
  • Gambling Amendment Bill (No 3)
Gambits:now - 22 October 2014
  • Regional Gambling forums: change of dates
Gambits:now - 15 October 2014
  • Reminder: Reduction of EMS and IGP services on 22 October
Gambits: Issue 56 - September 2014

Gambits:now - 10 September 2014
  • Reduction of EMS and IGP services
  • Fortune Technology Jackpot systems
Gambits:now - 28 August 2014
  • Christchurch bar loses licence to operate pokies
Gambits:now - 6 August 2014
  • Regulatory reforms update
Gambits:now - 5 August 2014
  • Bluegrass licence cancellation
Gambits: Issue 55 - July 2014

Gambits:now - 16 July 2014
  • Gambling sector survey
Gambits:now - 8 July 2014
  • Temporary change to Director Gambling Compliance
Gambits: Issue 54 - May 2014

Gambits: Issue 53 - March 2014 (PDF, 1.9MB)*
Gambits: Issue 53 - March 2014 (HTML)

2013

Gambits: Issue 52 - December 2013 (PDF, 734KB)*
Gambits: Issue 52 - December 2013 (HTML)

Gambits: Issue 51 - September 2013 (PDF, 1MB)*
Gambits: Issue 51 - September 2013 (HTML)

Gambits: Issue 50 - July 2013 (PDF, 1.2MB)*
Gambits: Issue 50 - July 2013 (HTML)

Gambits: Issue 49 - March/April 2013 (PDF, 1.7MB)*
Gambits: Issue 49 - March/April 2013 (HTML)

2012

Gambits: Issue 48 - December 2012 (PDF, 1.6MB)*
Gambits: Issue 48 - December 2012 (HTML)

Gambits: Issue 47 - September/October 2012 (PDF, 1.6MB)*
Gambits: Issue 47 - September/October 2012 (HTML)

Gambits: Issue 46 - July 2012 (PDF, 1.5MB)*
Gambits: Issue 46 - July 2012 (HTML)

Gambits: Issue 45 - March 2012 (PDF, 1.2MB)*
Gambits: Issue 45 - March 2012 (HTML)

2011

Gambits: Issue 44 - December 2011 (PDF, 1.1MB)*

Gambits: Issue 43 - September 2011 (PDF, 1.1MB)*

Gambits: Issue 42 - June 2011 (PDF, 998KB)*

Gambits: Issue 41 - April 2011 (PDF, 993KB)*

2010

Gambits: Issue 40 - December 2010 (PDF, 741KB)*

Gambits: Issue 39 - September 2010 (PDF, 603KB)*

Gambits: Issue 38 - June 2010 (PDF, 483KB)*

Gambits: Issue 37 - March 2010 (PDF, 564KB)*

2009

Gambits: Issue 36 - December 2009 (PDF, 620KB)*

Gambits: Issue 35 - September 2009 (PDF, 403KB)*

Gambits: Issue 34 - June 2009 (PDF, 466KB)*

Gambits: Issue 33 - March 2009 (PDF, 425KB)*

2008

Gambits: Issue 32 - December 2008 (PDF, 1.9MB)*

Gambits: Issue 31 - September 2008 (PDF, 481KB)*

Gambits: Issue 30 - June 2008 (PDF, 560KB)*

Gambits: Issue 29 - March 2008 (PDF, 506KB)*

2007

Gambits: Issue 28 - December 2007 (PDF, 467KB)*

Gambits: Issue 27 - September 2007 (PDF, 747KB)*

Gambits: Issue 26 - June 2007 (PDF, 2.2MB)*

Gambits: Issue 25 - March 2007 (PDF, 412KB)*

2006

Gambits: Issue 24 - December 2006 (PDF, 395KB)*

Gambits: Issue 23 - September 2006 (PDF, 1.4MB)*

Gambits: Issue 22 - June 2006 (PDF, 766KB)*

Gambits: Issue 21 - March 2006 (PDF, 630KB)*

2005

Gambits: Issue 20 - December 2005 (PDF, 300KB)*

Gambits: Issue 19 - September 2005 (PDF, 500KB)*

Gambits: Issue 18 - June 2005 (PDF, 390KB)*

Gambits: Issue 17 - March 2005 (PDF, 1.2MB)*

2004

Gambits: Issue 16 - December 2004 (PDF, 960KB)*

Gambits: Issue 15 - September 2004 (PDF, 946KB)*

Gambits: Issue 14 - June 2004 (PDF, 800KB)*

Gambits: Issue 13 - March 2004 (PDF, 1MB)*

2003

Gambits: Issue 12 - December 2003 (PDF, 700KB)*

Gambits: Issue 11 - July 2003 (PDF, 2MB)*

Gambits: Issue 10 - April 2003 (PDF, 1MB)*

2002

Gambits: Issue 9 - December 2002 (PDF, 476KB)*

Gambits: Issue 8 - September 2002 (PDF, 1.2MB)*

Gambits: Issue 7 - July 2002 (PDF, 319KB)*

Gambits: Issue 6 - March 2002 (PDF, 40KB)*

2001

Gambits: Issue 5 - December 2001 (PDF, 91KB)*

Gambits: Issue 4 - August 2001 (PDF, 243KB)*

Gambits: Issue 3 - June 2001 (PDF, 93KB)*

Gambits: Issue 2 - March 2001 (PDF, 108KB)*

2000

Gambits: Issue 1 - December 2000 (PDF, 116KB)*


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