About Us


The New Zealand Gambling Law Guide is written by Jarrod True and peer reviewed by Alastair Sherriff.

Jarrod True
– Author

Jarrod specialises in class 4 gambling issues.  He has a national practice and currently acts for over three quarters of New Zealand’s gaming trusts.


Jarrod has argued many successful Gambling Commission appeals and is familiar with all the Commission’s prior decisions and High Court and Court of Appeal decisions on class 4 matters.


Jarrod has weekly dealings with the Department of Internal Affairs’ senior gambling compliance management team.


Jarrod is a member of (and counsel for) the Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand - www.gmanz.org.nz


Email:    Jarrod.True@truelegal.co.nz

Phone:   027 452 7763

Website: truelegal.co.nz




Alastair Sherriff – Peer Reviewer

Alastair retired from legal practice in December 2023, after 50 years at Buddle Findlay.


During his time at Buddle Findlay, Alastair represented entertainment operators, trade associations, brewers, wholesalers and retailers, caterers, stadia, territorial local authorities, restaurants and clubs.  He helped establish Pub Charity for HANZ, which obtained the first DIA licence to operate gaming machines in New Zealand in 1988.