The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs

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Our Approach to Compliance and Enforcement

The Policy sets out the principles the Gambling Group follow to ensure we are deliberate and consistent in the way we operate. It outlines the different regulatory models that inform our decision-making, from providing education and assistance to support compliance, through to pursuing legal action when necessary.

Net proceeds

Monitoring net proceeds

Monthly reporting requirements were introduced in November 2020 to monitor changes to the rules around distributing net proceeds. These changes follow the amendments to the Net Proceeds Regulations.

Self-Assessment Reviews

We 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.
Completion of this document does not limit the Secretary for Internal affairs or any Gambling Inspector in the exercise of their functions and powers under the Gambling Act 2003.

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 Licences

Cessation 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.

Approach to Compliance and Enforcement

The Department's approach to compliance and enforcement in this area is set out in the document: