[Discussion] Raffles etc.
jeremy at plt1.com
Mon Jul 1 08:17:48 NZST 2013
Just so you're aware, Incorp Socities Act means that it can't be for cash
(or cash equiv) if it's a member's raffle.
On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 8:12 AM, Calvin Rainey <spielburg99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> Discussion mailing list
> Discussion at tangleball.org.nz
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