Gambling venue policy

We have a policy to minimise harm to the community caused by gambling.

The Gambling Act 2003 and the Racing Act 2003 requires Council to have a policy that has regard to the social impact of gambling within the District. 


The objectives of the policy include:

  • To minimise the harm to the community caused by gambling.
  • To allow those who wish to participate in gaming machine or New Zealand Racing Board racing or sports betting to do so safely and responsibly within the District.
  • To ensure that Council and the community have influence over the provision of new gambling in the District.
  • To control the growth of gaming machine gambling in the Tasman District by limiting the maximum number of non-casino gaming machines permitted in Tasman District.

The Policy was adopted in 2010 and reviewed without changes in 2013 and 2016.

Related links

Application for Gambling Venue Consent (pdf, 58 KB) (pdf, 118 KB)

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