Te Rangihaeata Oranga Trust

Hawke's Bay Gambling Services

Self Exclusion

To help motivate people to abstain from gambling

Contact us on:
Napier/Hastings:   (06) 876 6267
Wairoa:   (06) 876 6792
Central Hawkes Bay:   (06) 876 6792
Hawkes Bay Gambling Services

A self-exclusion order is a treatment tool the practitioners use for people who recognise themselves as being a problem gambler. Self-exclusion orders can be a good safety net for someone who may be experiencing harm due to their gambling. However, they are not suited to everyone. The following details how you can go about putting a self-exclusion in place with the support of our service:

Process of self-exclusion orders:

  • Through the support of a counsellor a person will decide if a self-exclusion order would support them to abstain from gambling.
  • The request for a self-exclusion order form will then be completed by the applicant. The form asks for the individuals name; address; phone number; date of birth; age and gender. It also asks for the name and address of the venues the individual wishes to be excluded from; the period of time the individual wishes to be excluded for and the start and expiry date. The applicant then signs the form along with a witness (either a social worker or counsellor).
  • A clear colour photo will then be taken and attached to the self-exclusion order form. This photo is how the venue staff will identify the applicant.
  • The self-exclusion orders are then posted to the venues by mail, or they can be taken in person to all venues by the applicant with the support of a social worker.

Important things to know about self-exclusion:

  • The self-exclusion orders are in accordance with Section 310 Gambling Act 2003.
  • They have a time frame of 6 months which can be renewed
  • An applicant can be prosecuted in court and fined up to $500 if they were to be found in the gaming area. A venue may also be prosecuted in court and fined up to $10,000 if a self-excluded person is able to gamble.
  • By taking out a self-exclusion order the individual will automatically be banned indefinitely from TAB gambling.
  • You cannot revoke (stop) an exclusion order once it is signed and in place within a venue.
  • There is no charge to the applicant for taking out a self-exclusion order with Te Rangihaeata Oranga Trust.
  • Self-exclusion order forms are kept confidential within a venue and Te Rangihaeata Oranga Trust.
  • There is no limit to how many times you may decide to self-exclude, however these orders cannot be taken out indefinitely.

 

Contact us on:

Napier/Hastings:   (06) 876 6267
Wairoa:   (06) 876 6792
Central Hawkes Bay:   (06) 876 6792