Chin leaving gambling role

Former Dunedin mayor Peter Chin will finish his role as the Gambling Commission chief gambling commissioner at the end of the year.

Internal Affairs minister Nathan Guy thanked Mr Chin, who has served with the Gambling Commission since 2004, and whose three-year term expires on December 31.

Former MP Graeme Reeves has been appointed chief gambling commissioner and Lisa Hansen (both appointees from Wellington) as a new gambling commissioner.

The Gambling Commission is an independent statutory decision-making body.

The Commission hears casino licensing applications, and appeals on licensing and enforcement decisions made by the Secretary of Internal Affairs in relation to gaming machines and other non-casino gambling activities.

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