Casino Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to establish and operate a casino in New South Wales. Only one casino licence may be in force at any time in NSW. When a casino licence is available, the Authority will publicly invite expression of interest for applications. Your licence will be subject to conditions as outlined in the legislation.

Please be aware that a restricted gaming licence may be granted to operate the Barangaroo restricted gaming facility. Only one restricted gaming licence can be in force at a time.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

In considering your application, the Authority is to have regard to the following matters:

  • the suitable person requirements outlined below
  • the standard and nature of the proposed casino, and the facilities to be provided in, or in conjunction with the proposed casino
  • the likely impact of the use of the premises concerned as a casino on a tourism, employment, economic development generally in the place or region in which the premises are located
  • your expertise in regards to the obligations of the holder of a casino licence
  • any other matters that the Authority considers relevant.

To be eligible for this licence you (and your close associates) must be deemed to be suitable persons for the purpose of this licence. The Authority is to consider whether:

  • each person is of good repute, having regard to character, honesty and integrity
  • each person has a sound and stable financial background
  • if you have or are able to obtain financial resources that are both suitable and adequate for ensuring the financial viability of the proposed casino
  • if you have or are able to obtain the services of people who have sufficient experience in the management and operation of a successful casino
  • if you have sufficient business ability to establish and maintain a successful casino.

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

Duration

This licence remains in force for the period for which it was granted unless cancelled.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Casino Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Application

Apply

You are not entitled to make an application unless the Authority invites applications. You are only entitled to make an application that conforms to the terms of the Authority's invitation.


Administering agency

Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Act(s) name

Casino Control Act 1992 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Casino Control Regulation 2009 (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

Phone:

1300 024 720
info.lgnsw@justice.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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