Find out about the rules for running gaming machines, how to apply for a gambling or gaming licence and Council's policy
Operating gaming machines outside of casinos is categorised under the Gambling Act 2003, as Class 4 gambling because of the high risk.
To operate gaming machines in Kāpiti, a Class 4 Venue consent is required from Kāpiti Coast District Council.
This applies to:
Applications in the first instance are to be made in writing and addressed to:
The District Licensing Agency
Private Bag 60601
Written applications are stored on file on a first in, first to be notified basis. Should any existing premises close down and machines become available, the applicant will be notified to submit an official application form with the required application fee.
Applications lodged with council that remain unactioned (due to Class 4 venue or gaming machine capacity restrictions) will be kept until the commencement of the next Gambling Policy Review. At this time, applicants will be advised to re-lodge their application or allow it to expire.
Once you have received a gambling consent from Council you must also apply for any gaming licences required by the Department of Internal Affairs.
Council has a Class 4 Gambling Policy to: