What is a Gambling Venue Policy?
Under the Gambling Act 2003 Council is required to have a Class 4 Gambling Policy.
The policy states Council's approach to where new gambling venues may be situated any restrictions on the number of pokie machines permitted, if this is less than the maximum number allowed under the Gambling Act.
Ashburton District Council Gambling Venue Policy was adopted in March 2013. The Policy must be reviewed at least every three years.
Read Council's Gambling Venue Policy
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