Problem gambling levy new zealand
Madam Speaker, It is somewhat unusual for the Green Party to care passionately about elements of these Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation & Validation) bills which. New Zealand Gambling Law Guide. Gambling (Problem Gambling Levy) 9 Lotteries Commission must provide return and pay levy. 10 New Zealand Racing Board must. This section covers problem gambling services, and the problem gambling levy. Skip to main Publications relating to problem gambling in New Zealand.
Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand
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Problem gambling levy
Measures to limit problem gambling A key intention of the Gambling Act is controlling the growth of gambling, and preventing and minimising the harm caused by gambling. To support this, the Gambling Harm Prevention and Minimisation Regulations, last amended in March , contain a range of measures including: Restrictions on venues suitable for operating gaming machines No automated teller machines ATMs allowed in the gambling area of a venue Maximum stake and prize limits for gaming machines A feature on each gaming machine which interrupts play at intervals of not more than 30 minutes of continuous play the messages display information about the duration of play, amount of money spent and net wins or losses Restrictions on jackpot branding and advertising Requirement to give venue staff problem gambling awareness training Requirement to make information about problem gambling available to patrons Ability for venue staff to issue exclusion orders to patrons Gamblers can also request a Multi Venue Exclusion link to section below if they want to be excluded from more than one gambling venue.
Problem gambling levy Problem gambling services are funded through a levy on gambling operators. The Ministry of Health is responsible for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling, including the funding and co-ordination of problem gambling services. The current regulations came into force on 1 July The levy rates are payable for the period from 1 July to 30 June inclusive. Gambling Problem Gambling Levy Regulations Regulatory agency roles The Department of Internal Affairs administers the gambling legislation the Gambling Act , licences gambling activities except for casino gambling and provides public information and education on gambling harm prevention and minimisation.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for funding and coordinating problem gambling services. Venue staff also have certain responsibilities to keep gamblers safe.
Gambling host responsibility has some challenges. The Health Promotion Agency, in partnership with the Department of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Health, have developed a Gamble Host Pack with resources to support venue staff meet their host responsibility requirements. Resources in this pack include: Problem gambling awareness training The Gambling Harm Prevention and Minimisation Regulations require that Class 4 licence holders provide problem gambling awareness training to the venue manager and any other staff, so to ensure there is always a trained person at the venue whenever the pokies are available.
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This time there are two elements of the bill that we care passionately about — my colleague Nandor Tanczos is going to speak in a moment about Commodity Levies, but first I'd like to say a few words about clause 11 which confirms the Problem Gambling Levy as set earlier this year.
The Green Party has had concerns for some time about the way the levy has been set, and we were very reluctant to simply rubber stamp its confirmation in the bill in front of us today. There are a few reasons for this. First of all, the rate of payment expected from New Zealand's six casinos is half that of pubs and clubs, with no real justification.
When working out the levy the numbers of people presenting to problem gambling services with issues around harm caused by casino gaming are used as a basis for working out the levy calculation. However, this doesn't take into account the fact that casinos cause a disproportionate severity of harm in the amount of money lost by individual problem gamblers, the quantity of money ripped off from employers and so on.
The harm done through problem gambling associated with casino play should be calculated differently and at a higher rate, and casinos should be expected to pay their fair share of the levy. Secondly, the rate of levy for clubs is unfair and too high. Clubs are levied for their pokie machines at exactly the same rate as pubs, yet they have much better host responsibility policies, and, for example, operate substantially more comprehensive training for staff in relation to dealing effectively with problem gamblers.
It is difficult to work out what the right rate for clubs should be at present because the figures of those presenting with harm from pubs and clubs are not disaggregated. The Government should move immediately to start separating out the statistics on presentations on harm being done by pokie machines in pubs and clubs so that next time the problem gambling levy is set it can be done so on a fair and transparent basis.
Illegal wagers, bets and stakes. All wagers, bets or stakes, made to depend upon any race, or upon any gaming by lot or chance, or upon any lot, chance, casualty, or unknown or contingent event whatever, shall be unlawful. Contracts on account of money or property wagered, bet or staked are void. All contracts for or on account of any money or property, or thing in action wagered, bet or staked, as provided in section , shall be void.
Securities for money lost at gaming, void. All things in action, judgments, mortgages, conveyances, and every other security whatsoever, given or executed, by any person, where the whole or any part of the consideration of the same shall be for any money or other valuable thing won by playing at any game whatsoever, or won by betting on the hands or sides of such as do play at any game, or where the same shall be made for the repaying any money knowingly lent or advanced for the purpose of such gaming or betting aforesaid, or lent or advanced at the time and place of such play, to any person so gaming or betting aforesaid, or to any person who during such play, shall play or bet, shall be utterly void, except where such securities, conveyances or mortgages shall affect any real estate, when the same shall be void as to the grantee therein, so far only as hereinafter declared.
When any securities, mortgages or other conveyances, executed for the whole or part of any consideration specified in the preceding paragraph shall affect any real estate, they shall inure for the sole benefit of such person as would be entitled to the said real estate, if the grantor or person incumbering the same, had died, immediately upon the execution of such instrument, and shall be deemed to be taken and held to and for the use of the person who would be so entitled.
All grants, covenants and conveyances, for preventing such real estate from coming to, or devolving upon, the person hereby intended to enjoy the same as aforesaid, or in any way incumbering or charging the same, so as to prevent such person from enjoying the same fully and entirely, shall be deemed fraudulent and void.
Certain transfers of property in pursuance of lottery, void. Every grant, bargain, sale, conveyance, or transfer of any real estate, or of any goods, chattels, things in action, or any personal property, which shall hereafter be made in pursuance of any lottery, or for the purpose of aiding and assisting in such lottery, game or other device, to be determined by lot or chance is hereby declared void and of no effect.