Class 4 Gambling Policy and TAB Board Venue Policy consultation
Consultation on the Draft Kapiti Coast District Council Class 4 Gambling Policy and Draft Kapiti Coast District Council TAB Board Venue Gambling Policy closed on 30 November 2018. Hearing of submitters who wished to speak will take place in Council Chambers on 24 January 2019.
Find out about how to apply for community group funding, the rules for running gaming machines, a gambling or gaming licence and Council's two gaming related policies.
Gaming machine societies distribute grants to community groups. For information on how to apply for funding and for contact addresses of societies, go to the Department of Internal Affairs webpage:
Council is responsible for setting policies around numbers and locations of Class 4 gaming machines ('pokies') and on the number of TAB Board venues in the Kāpiti Coast District. It is also responsible for granting gambling consents but is not involved in deciding how community funds are distributed by gaming societies (see section above on applying for funding for community groups).
Council has a Class 4 Gambling Policy to:
Council also has a TAB Board Venue Policy to:
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:
To open a new stand-alone TAB Board venue (ie, not a 'pub' TAB), a TAB Boad venue consent is required from Council.
Applications for both types of consent 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. Refer