Gambits: Gambling Compliance - 11 July 2019

11 July 2019

Every month the Department of Internal Affairs sends out its Gambits: New for the Gambling System Newsletter. Below you will find the content included in the July 2019 edition.

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Gambling (Problem Gambling Levy) Regulations 2019

19 June 2019

The Gambling (Problem Gambling Levy) Regulations 2019 have been confirmed by Cabinet and will soon be notified in the New Zealand Gazette.

The Gambling (Problem Gambling Levy) Regulations 2019 will take effect on 1 July 2019 and introduce the following levy rates (GST exclusive):

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Great opportunity to refresh your gaming room with bargain Ainsworth machines

7 June 2019

We have amazing news for clubs looking to change up their gaming offering without spending a fortune. Action Gaming have approximately 50 secondhand Ainsworth A560's that they are offering to clubs at fantastic prices.

These machines typically sell for between $9,500 and $13,000 + GST each, however, Action Gaming is offering these to clubs for only $3,250 + GST

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National MVE Roll Out: Palmerston North and Hawkes Bay

30 May 2019

The National MVE (Multi Venue Exclusion) Administrator has asked Clubs New Zealand to communicate to members in the Palmerston North and Hawkes Bay areas to advise you that the National MVE Administration service is being expanded into your areas.

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Gambling Compliance - Gambits Newsletter - May 2019

16 May 2019

Lisa Docherty has been appointed Director Regulatory System Gambling. She will take over from Chris Thornborough in June.

Lisa is currently the Director Regulatory Partners at the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment, where she works across the Building regulatory system to ensure it is well connected and working to deliver the best possible outcomes.

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Initial Cashless Gaming Discussion

8 May 2019

Earlier this week team members from Clubs New Zealand were invited to attend the DIA’s preliminary discussion on cashless gaming. Also, in attendance were representatives from Hospitality New Zealand, Manufacturers, Problem Gambling Foundation, Societies, GMANZ, Ministry of Health, AUT and the financial sector including the Reserve Bank.

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New Zealand's Community Funding Gambling Model Under Threat from Regulator's Bold Plan to Go 100% Cashless

8 May 2019

New Zealand is incredibly fortunate to have a gambling framework that is focused on raising funds for community purposes. Approximately $2.3 billion is spent each year in New Zealand on gambling. The largest share of this, approximately $895 million, is the money spent on gaming machines located outside of New Zealand’s six casinos (gaming machines in pubs and clubs).

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Online Gaming and Potential Gambling Act and Regulation Amendments

2 May 2019

Yesterday afternoon Clubs New Zealand staff met with DIA team members to discuss online gambling and the DIA's Class 4 Regulatory Work Programme.

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Gambling Compliance - 11 April 2019

12 April 2019

The below information is taken from Gambits - News for the Gambling Sector published on 11 April 2019.

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A guide to Class 4 gambling in clubs

28 March 2019

The Department of Internal Affairs have just completed a Class 4 Gambling in Clubs booklet which is aimed as a guide for those who govern, manage or work for clubs with a licence to operate gaming machines in New Zealand.

The guide can be downloaded below. It will also be made avaliable on the DIA website and our understanding is that regulators will be taking hard copies out when visiting clubs.

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First prosecution for failing to identify a problem gambler

27 March 2019

Gambling Regulator announces first prosecution for failing to identify a problem gambler

Director of Gambling, Chris Thornborough, today announced that the Department of Internal Affairs (the Department) has charged a manager of a gambling venue for allegedly failing to take all reasonable steps to identify a problem gambler.

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Gambits: News for the Gambling Sector

12 March 2019

The first issue of Gambits was sent out on Tuesday 12th March 2019. In the March issue the DIA indicate that they intend to move to a monthly publishing schedule and are currently exploring changes to the newsletters template.

Below we have extracted snippets of information from Gambits, we expect the full version to be published on the DIAs website shortly.

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