Regularity of sanctions
How frequently does the regulator impose serious sanctions for non-compliance?
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) will investigate alleged breaches of the Gambling Act.
Cases are relatively rare as New Zealand generally has a reasonable level of compliance among corporates and unlawful gambling is not a usual part of New Zealand society. We are aware of competitors making complaints to the regulatory body in respect of prize competitions so it is important that compliance is built into planning of prize promotions. Finally, we note that the DIA operates a leniency and co-operation policy in relation to gambling enforcement.