Gambling Compliance: 17 May 2017

17 May 2017

Fortune Technology Corporation in Liquidation

Fortune Technology Corporation, a Class 4 jackpot and venue management system manufacturer based in Tauranga, was put into liquidation on 3 April 2017. Malcolm Hollis and Wendy Somerville were appointed as the joint and several liquidators.

In light of this development, the Department would like to provide Class 4 licence holders with the following advice regarding Fortune equipment:

  • Fortune jackpot systems that have current approvals under section 326 of the Gambling Act 2003 are not affected by the liquidation, provided the equipment and systems remain the same. (Approvals are not owned by the manufacturer but are granted for the equipment and technology.)
  • Approvals of the equipment remain valid so long as the equipment stays the same and it continues to meet minimum technical requirements at all times.

It is important to note that all equipment used at Class 4 venues must meet minimum technical requirements at all times under section 326 of the Gambling Act 2003.  (See the Class 4 Game Rules for guidance on technical standards of the equipment - PDF, 328KB)

Liquidation is a commercial matter and the Department cannot provide comment on the commercial arrangements between parties.

For general information on liquidation, please visit the Companies Office website.

For direct commercial claims and enquiries, please contact:
Malcolm Grant HOLLIS and Wendy Ann SOMERVILLE
Phone: +64 03 374 3031 or 03 374 3027
Email: restructuring@nz.pwc.com
188 Quay Street, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010

For additional information on your obligations under the Gambling Act 2003 and associated regulations, please contact:  
Mike Cassidy RS Operational Support
Direct Dial: +64 (0)4 495 7205 x5205
Mobile: +64 (0)21 870 247

Interruption of EMS and IGP service scheduled for Wednesday 14 June and Wednesday 5 July 2017

As part of good business practice, the Department and Intralot will conduct a scheduled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery exercise on the Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) and Integrated Gaming Platform (IGP) services on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

This will result in an outage of the EMS and IGP systems starting at 10am on Wednesday 14 June 2017.  We expect all services to be fully restored by 10am the following day.

Normal gaming operations at venues will not be affected during the outage and the Intralot Service Desk and DIA Licensing team will still be available.

However, the following services will not be available during the outage period:

  • EMS reports
  • processing of all EGM servicing (e.g. EGM enables, EGM Game/Base Changes etc.)
  • a site controller diagnostics and site controller swaps
  • issuing of new licences.

Depending on when service is restored, EMS daily reports on 15 June could be delayed.

The interruption to services will not affect your ability to comply with your obligations under the Gambling Act 2003.

There will be a second EMS and IGP service interruption on Wednesday 5 July when EMS and IGP services are returned to normal operation.

If you have any questions, please email us at ems@dia.govt.nz or contact your liaison officer.

(SOURCE: The Department of Internal Affairs, Gambits:NOW, 17 May 2017)

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