Penalties for non-compliance
What are the penalties for non-compliance?
The Gambling Act provides for penalties for anybody who participates in unauthorized gambling (i.e. both promoters and participants).
Fines can be imposed of up to NZ$50,000 (approx. US$33,000) for organizations and up to NZ$20,000 (approx. US$13,000) for individuals. This includes anybody participating in remote interactive gambling and anybody who conducts the gambling.
Individuals involved in promoting unauthorized gambling may also face imprisonment for a maximum of one year.
The Gambling Act carries a fine of up to NZ$10,000 (approx. US$6,500) for advertising overseas gambling.