Inter-Hotel and Club Links Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require one or both of these licences if you intend to operate (supply, organise or manage) a linked gaming system in either or both hotels or clubs in NSW. Each licence is specific to either hotels or clubs.

A linked gaming system is a system where two or more specially approved gaming machines are operated in two or more separate hotels or clubs and are linked electronically to contribute a percentage of the money gambled on the machines to an accruing and separate jackpot pool. This includes any communications network, infrastructure and equipment that is subsidiary to or used in connection with the system.

You must not operate a linked gaming system in your hotels or clubs unless you hold an inter-hotel or club links licence. Each licence authorises you to install and operate linked gaming systems in accordance with the requirements.

Please be aware that before a licence is granted and becomes operational, you will require approval for specially approved gaming machines. An approved gaming machine is a gaming machine that complies with the guidelines for linked gaming machines and is of an approved class.

Each licence may be subject to conditions, for example in relation to the number of participating hoteliers / clubs involved and the number of approved gaming machines and approved jackpot games that may be part of either a hotel or club linked system.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • not be disqualified or suspended from holding a gaming-related licence
  • hold or obtain an approval for specially approved gaming machines
  • apply in the approved form
  • provide any information requested
  • pay the prescribed fee.

In deciding whether to grant you a licence, the Agency will consider:

  • whether the integrity and regularity of the operation of the linked gaming system can be ensured
  • the need to balance the public interest with private sector commercial interests
  • the need to provide flexibility in respect of commercial gaming activities
  • the need to provide equal opportunities for hotels / clubs to participate in the linked gaming system concerned, including hotels or club premises situated in remote areas.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Inter-Hotel and Club Links Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Act(s) name

Gaming Machines Act 2001 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Gaming Machines Regulation 2010 (New South Wales)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Operating address:
GPO BOX 7060
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Operating address:
Level 6
323 Castlereagh Street
Haymarket, New South Wales 2000


1300 024 720


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