[Discussion] Raffles etc.

Calvin Rainey spielburg99 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 08:12:35 NZST 2013

Seems we are ok to run a raffle provided the proze is less than $500.00

See below.Cheers Cal.
Raffles and games of chance
Gambling Act 2003

The Gambling Act 2003 came in to force on 1 July 2004. It brought major
changes to all forms of gambling, including removing the requirement for
lottery draws to be made under Police supervision.

Lottery draws must still be supervised but now appropriate people in the
community, in addition to Police, can supervise them (lottery game rule
6(14)). The person must be independent of the organisation conducting the
lottery and can be, but is not necessarily limited to, a person who can
take declarations under section 9 of the Oaths and Declarations Act. This
includes a:

   - barrister and solicitor of the High Court
   - Justice of the Peace
   - Notary Public
   - Registrar or Deputy Registrar of the District Court, High Court, Court
   of Appeal or Supreme Court
   - someone authorised by law to administer an oath
   - Member of Parliament.

Under the Gambling Act prizes can total up to $5,000 before a licence is
needed, so most community groups using raffles, housie and games of chance
for fundraising no longer have to pay licensing and compliance fees.

The Department of Internal Affairs has published a series of fact sheets
about the Act, including fact sheet 18 "Housie" and fact sheet 9
"Conducting Class 1 and Class 2 Gambling", which cover most of the gambling
operated by community groups. Organisers must comply with the gaming rules
for the particular class of gambling.

The fact sheets are available to download:

   - Classes of Gambling

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