As New Zealand’s gambling regulator, we work to ensure New Zealanders can enjoy safe and fair gambling that efficiently and equitably contributes to community wellbeing. Subscribe to our newsletter Read Gambits for information about the Department’s recent work and significant issues in the gambling sector. New Zealand gambling laws We regulate, audit and investigate all casino and non-casino gambling. Classes of gambling The classification of gambling is based on the amount of money spent and the risk of problem gambling associated with an activity. Problem gambling in New Zealand We work closely with the gambling sector and problem gambling treatment providers to prevent and minimise harm.
All gaming machines in pubs and clubs must be connected to the EMS, which tracks and monitors operations. Gambling technical equipment All licensed gambling equipment must comply with minimum standards made under the Gambling Act 2003. Information for gaming machine societies, venue operators, casinos, sector organisations and the community in general. Statistics Numbers and types of societies licensed to operate gaming machines at approved venues. Annual expenditure statistics on the four main types of gambling are also available. Consultations We’re frequently consulting on ways to improve compliance with the Gambling Act and on the development of new rules. Forms and guidelines Class 3, Class 4 and Casino Gambling licence application forms and guidelines are available online for you to download. Prohibited gambling activities Certain types of gambling and the promotion of overseas gambling is illegal in New Zealand. The laws are enforced and penalties can apply.
Information for territorial authorities Information for territorial authorities reviewing their gambling venue policies. How to contact us Call the Gambling Group on 0800 257 887 or contact one of our regional offices. Gambling provides a source of funding for community groups Gambling and lottery activities provide funds for community groups through grants. Citizens’ Advice Bureaux, and often at gaming machine venues. You must send your application directly to the society and not through a venue. The society must deal with you directly and not communicate with you through the venue. Information for existing or prospective gambling businesses including what types of licence you may need, how much they cost and the licence conditions and codes of practice that apply to your licence. Are the activities you intend to provide covered in the Gambling Act 2005? Regulatory action Licence holders who do not follow rules and regulations aimed at ensuring gambling is fair, safe and crime-free can expect regulatory action.
Licensing authorities have a requirement to develop, consult on, and publish a statement of licensing policy every three years with regards to the principles you propose to apply in exercising your functions under the Gambling Act 2005. We are required to issue this guidance to help you. Use the search box below to search within the GLA or the navigation to browse to the section you need. Gambling in India is heavily restricted except for selective categories including lotteries and horse racing. In the 21st century, more people have started making cash bets upon prohibited betting and gambling activities in India. Critics of gambling claim that it leads to crime, corruption and money laundering, while proponents of regulated gambling argue that it can be a huge source of revenue for the state. Casinos now operate in Goa, Daman and Sikkim.
Gambling is a state subject, and only states in India are entitled to formulate laws for gambling activities within their respective states. The Public Gambling Act of 1867 is a central law that prohibits running or being in charge of a public gaming house. 200 or imprisonment of up to 3 months. Additionally, this Act prohibits visiting gambling houses. 100 or imprisonment of up to one month is the penalty. Indian law classifies games into two broad categories viz. Madras case to which we were referred.