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Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy and Board Venue Policy

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This page contains a summary of the Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy and Board Venue Policy and links to the full versions of them. 
Updated: 20/05/2013 9:54 a.m.
 

The Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy and Board Venue Policy were introduced as a result of changes to the Gambling Act 2003. 

The Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy relates to gaming machines in clubs and other venues and the Board Venue Policy relates to the number of TAB outlets that are permitted.  

The policies are intended to control the number of gambling venues and therefore prevent and minimise the harm caused by gambling. They also allows those who choose to gamble to do so in a safe and well managed environment.

The policies were reviewed in 2012 and updated after public consultation. 

Board Venue Policy

Summary

  • the policy covers standalone TAB Board Venues, which are owned or leased by the New Zealand Racing Board
  • currently there is a single TAB outlet located at Vine Street, Whangarei. The policy provides for the establishment of an additional TAB Board Venue in the district with the number outlets capped at two
  • any application for consent under the policy to establish a new TAB Board
    Venue, including an application resulting from the need to relocate a venue must be publicly notified and determined at a Council hearing.

There are other TABs in the district which are not operated by the New Zealand Racing Board. These are not covered by the policy.

To view the full version of the policy, follow the link below.

Board Venue Policy [213kb]

Class 4 Venue Policy

Summary

  • Council will not consent to the establishment of new Class 4 gambling venues with the exception of specific situations where venues need to relocate or in the case of clubs, combine and relocate
  • there will be no increase in the number of machines at a venue as the result of any relocation
  • the policy also prevents venues which were operating prior to the commencement of the Gambling Act 2003, from increasing machine numbers
  • any application for consent under the policy to establish a new class 4 venue, resulting from the need to relocate a venue must be publicly notified and determined at a Council hearing.

To view the full version of the policy, follow the link below.

Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy [216kb]

 

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