Incomplete club licence renewal applications (GC7s)
1 April 2021
The DIA has reached out to Clubs New Zealand to express its concern at the large number of incomplete club licence renewals (GC7s) being submitted, claiming that some are virtually empty.
The DIA have exercised some discretion in response to incomplete applications, however, they have now stated that "there must come a point at which we must say enough is enough". The DIA have the power to return incomplete applications. They have chosen not to do that to a meaningful extent yet. But they may need to. If that were to happen, the clubs involved would likely need to stop their gaming activities. It all becomes a bit complex quite quickly.
The other option would be to process the applications and likely refuse to renew given the limited information. That too would impact on the clubs concerned.
Neither option is particularly desirable.
We have asked the DIA to provide a list of the clubs concerned so that we can work with them directly to find out why the applications are being submitted incomplete. If you have any questions regarding the licence application process, the National Office team are here to help so please get in touch with us on 0800 4 CLUBS.
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