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Gambling Act 2003

The rules for gambling, the legislation and license conditions focus on ensuring that the community benefits from the proceeds of gambling, and that the harm that gambling can cause is minimised. The primary  legislation that regulates gambling is the Gambling Act 2003.


The purpose of the Gambling Act is to:



Playing machines, or placing bets can be a very expensive form of entertainment. When gamblers lose more than they can afford, the consequences can be disastrous for the person playing. Gambling is only harmful when people consume too much of them.


In the past, there was a gulf between problem gambling treatment providers and the hospitality industry however all agree the best customer is one who enjoys their experience and there are few costs to them from their gambling. These customers continue to return, safely, rather than burn themselves out with consequences that attract blame to the industry.


Training Duration


3 Hours - Available any day - morning, afternoon or evening courses at your venue or at one of our training venues.


What you learn



What you get



Materials to bring


Photo Identification (ie, drivers licence, passport, etc)

All writing materials supplied


Cost


Cost for attendance at one of our pre-scheduled courses, one on one training is negotiable, or a set fee for up to ten people for an onsite course at your establishment  or at one of our venues.


Discount available to Hospitality New Zealand members.


If you would like a quote for Gambling Harm Minimisation training, a whole venue tailored package to include Responsible Service of Alcohol skills or any other training / compliance support, including your venue’s Host Responsibility Policy, please contact HostHelp directly by phone or email to discuss your requirements.

Gambling Harm Minimisation Training

This Gambling Harm Minimisation training and its associated Host Responsibility Policy is designed to meet the regulations of the gaming industry under the Gambling Act 2003 and will assist staff to meet harm minimisation audit requirements of the venue Trust, the NZ Racing Board, and the Department of Internal Affairs for Class 3 and 4 standards of the Gambling Act 2003.

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