Are your Gaming Compliance Manuals up to date?
12 November 2020
At the beginning of 2019 all Clubs New Zealand member clubs that operate class 4 gaming machines were provided with the Clubs New Zealand Gaming Compliance Manuals. The folders were produced by Clubs New Zealand with support from the Department of Internal Affairs and legal experts, with the simple aim of assisting clubs improve their compliance with the Gambling Act and The Gambling (Harm Prevention and Minimisation) Regulations 2004.
The folders have been in clubs for almost two years now and we trust that they have become a part of your everyday gaming activities.
DIA Update - Upcoming changes to Gambling Licensing
8 October 2020
The Department of Internal Affairs emailed licence holders in early September to let you know about some internal system changes they will be making in early November.
This update is to confirm that from Monday 2 November until Tuesday 10 November 2020 inclusive (7 working days) the DIA will be unable to issue new licences / COAs or amendments, including for electronic gambling equipment changes.
CONCERN Database for Gaming Exclusion Orders
8 October 2020
The new Concern database is now online and all clubs should be using the system to add their exclusion orders.
To begin using the database go to www.concern.co.nz and enter your email address which will send you link so that you can login. The system does not use passwords so you will need to sign in from the link that is emailed to you every time. The link will also expire after ten minutes.
Using the CONCERN MVE Database?
23 September 2020
The CONCERN MVE Database was launched at the end of July this year and enables venues to access to an online web portal (venue profile page) that has the option to add exclusions, accept MVEs and provide a list of all active exclusions for your venue (think much less paper and much faster process).
Leigh is up to date on adding users to the CONCERN database, so if you are still unable to login to add exclusions or to confirm exclusion requests, please contact Leigh asap so we can get this sorted.
Important information regarding fees
11 August 2020
On 10 July 2020, the Department sent you an operational update which communicated information about your EMS fees. In case you missed it, here is what you need to know.
On 20 July 2020, you were debited as normal for your June 2020 cycle.
Department of Internal Affairs - Operational Update
13 July 2020
Important information about net proceeds retention, class 4 waivers and refunds
On 1 July, the Department advised that Government had introduced The Gambling (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2020 and Gambling (Class 4 Net Proceeds) Amendment Regulations 2020.
Net proceeds retention can ONLY be used to build cash reserves
Clubs New Zealand meeting with the DIA
9 July 2020
Earlier this week Larry and Lucy met with senior members of the team at DIA, Lisa Docherty, Chris Thornborough and Eugene Lees for a "post COVID" catch up and discussion.
How to add exclusions to the concern database
9 July 2020
The National Exclusion Database CONCERN is scheduled to go live later this month. The new system will enable venues access to an online web portal (venue profile page) that will have the option to add exclusions and also accept MVEs and will have a list of all active exclusions for that venue (think much less paper and much faster process).
Clubs New Zealand Response to the white paper - ending community sector dependance on pokie funding
24 June 2020
Last week we were made aware of a White Paper produced by the Problem Gambling Foundation, Hāpai Te Hauora and the Salvation Army titled ending community sector dependence on pokie funding that was distributed to Councillors across New Zealand.
Update on the new National Exclusion Database - CONCERN
18 June 2020
You will recall way back in February we shared details of the new National Exclusion Database CONCERN. The new system will enable venues access to an online web portal (venue profile page) that will have the option to add exclusions and also accept MVEs and will have a list of all active exclusions for that venue (think much less paper and much faster process).
Operational Update #5 from the Department of Internal Affairs
12 May 2020
Preparing to operate at Alert Level 2
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement about New Zealand starting to move to Alert Level 2 from 14 May 2020, Class 4 gambling operators will need to prepare to operate under the Alert Level 2 guidelines.
DIA has updated its website with information on operating at Alert Level 2.
Operational Update #4 from the Department of Internal Affairs
1 May 2020
Operation of gambling venues under COVID-19 Alert Level 2
This update relates to the operation of casino and class 4 gambling venues under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 conditions. It should be read alongside and is subject to any guidance provided by the Ministry of Health for public venues for Alert Level 2.