Harm Minimisation and Underage Policy

The Trustees of this Society have a policy with regard to Harm Minimisation and Underage persons pursuant to the Gambling Act 2003.

Definition of Problem Gambling

Problem gambling can be considered to be gambling to excess, either frequently or occasionally, so that it becomes a problem particularly with finances and personal relations. The range of problems are from minor ones, involving family arguments over gambling expenditure, to a compulsive addiction resulting in major finance or interpersonal difficulties with potential to lead to dishonesty and loss of status in the community.

Underage Gambling

In accordance with the Gambling Act 2003, the Venue Operator, its Venue Manager and its Key Persons will ensure that persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the gambling machines at the venue or be within the gambling area.

A copy of this policy will be supplied upon request.

The Society and Venue Operators accept our responsibilities in the area of problem Gambling.

and if necessary - SEEK HELP

Gambling Helpline

0800 654 655

Maori Gambling*

0800 654 656

Pacific People Gambling*

0800 654 657

Youth Gambling*

0800 654 659

Gambling Debt Problems*

0800 654 658

* These specialist lines currently have restricted hours

Main Gambling Helpline

Mon-Fri 8.00am to 10pm
Sat-Sun 9.00am to 10pm

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