Gambits Newsletter - December 2019
19 December 2019
I marked six months as Director Gambling Regulatory System on December 5, while attending the National Association of Gambling Studies Conference in Hobart. The theme of the conference was “Intersections: where new technologies inform traditional practices and boundaries are blurred between gambling, gaming, risk-taking and behavioural addictions”. The presentations, panels and informal conversations reinforced my own observation that gambling is changing at a rapid pace worldwide and across the different modes, and that it is important for us all to keep our heads up and eyes out as to what the future might bring.
Web Browser updates – Important information for Clubs accessing EMS reports
5 December 2019
In March web browsers (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Firefox) will be dropping support for some of the old security methods. What does this mean to you? If your web browser is still running old security, you will no longer be able to access many websites. The biggest concern for clubs is access to the VMS or EMS for your gaming systems, especially but not limited to, if you are using an old windows xp or vista machine for this.
Initial Sector Consultation - Future of Electronic Monitoring
13 November 2019
This week Clubs New Zealand staff were invited to meet with members of the DIAs project management team, as well as an independent lawyer to discuss the future of the Electronic Monitoring System.
Earlier this year the DIA formally established a project to examine options for the future of electronic monitoring in New Zealand’s class 4 industry. This project is part of the Departments work to ensure that DIA can be an effective, modern regulator into the future, and achieve one of our key objectives of maintaining integrity in the gambling system.
Gambits Newsletter - 15 October 2019
16 October 2019
Every month the Department of Internal Affairs sends out its Gambits: News for the Gambling System Newsletter. Below you will find the content included in the October 2019 edition.
Update on Cashless Gaming Work
3 October 2019
For those clubs operating Class 4 Gaming, you will all be aware that back in June the DIA put out a call for expressions of interest from those wishing to be involved in a working group on cashless gaming.
Recently we received an update on the cashless gambling work, advising that based on feedback, the Department have decided to expand the scope of this work to consider gambling technologies more broadly.
Need to replenish your Gaming Compliance Manual?
25 September 2019
It has been over six months since Clubs New Zealand launched 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.
For clubs that operate gaming machines, we trust that these folders and the information and form contained within them have become a part of your everyday gaming activities.
Gambits Newsletter - 3 September 2019
4 September 2019
Every month the Department of Internal Affairs sends out its Gambits: News for the Gambling System Newsletter. Below you will find the content included in the September 2019 edition.
Online Gambling Public Consultation Now Open
1 August 2019
The Department of Internal Affairs has commenced its consultation on the Online Gambling in New Zealand Public Discussion Document.
The Government is interested in knowing what is important to your organisation when it comes to regulating online gambling in New Zealand. The current Gambling Act is from 2003, and like a lot of legislation, it is being challenged by the increasing use of the internet.
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.
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):
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
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.