Object or Purpose of this legislative Instrument:
- Ensuring appropriate standards and levels of accountability for the conduct of general gaming are set and maintained.
- Ensuring the public obtains reasonable net benefits from the conduct of general gaming.
- Ensuring individuals engaged in conducting general gaming do not derive a personal gain from it.
- Ensuring the integrity of general gaming is maintained.
- Ensuring public confidence and trust in buying general gaming tickets as a worthwhile way of supporting a persons fundraising activities are maintained.
The Act provides for the issuing of general licenses:
- Bingo centre licence
- A category 3 gaming licence
- A lucky envelope printer licence
- A special category 3 gaming licence
The Act also provides for the investigation of suspected breaches and the prosecution of offences.
The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:
The following Guides or Booklets are available:
- Guide to Category 1 Games
- Guide to Category 2 Games
- Guide to Category 3 Games
- Guide to Category 4 Promotional Games
- Guide to Tipping Competitions
- Record Keeping Guidelines.
An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.
Definition of terms
- Art union
a game other than bingo, a calcutta sweep, lucky envelopes and a promotional game.
- Bingo centre
means premises where 2 or more eligible associations conduct, between or amongst them, more than 25 bingo sessions each week.
- Lucky envelopes
is a game in which a ticket is torn, opened or scratched, whether physically or electronically to reveal numbers, letters or symbols that may entitle the player to a prize, or a ticket is printed, electronically, or mechanically, with a number, letter or symbol that may entitle the player to a prize. Lucky envelopes include the games known as: lucky envelopes; break open; pull tab; lucky numbers; instant art union; and any similar game, by whatever name called. However, lucky envelopes does not include a promotional game.
Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:
Inspectors authorised under the Act have powers to monitor compliance with its provisions.
Breaches of the Act may result in the issuing of on the spot fines for minor infringements or, for more serious offences, suspension or cancellation of general licence, substantial fines and/or imprisonment.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms:
An appeal against a decision of the Chief Executive relating to a licence may be made to the Gaming Commission. Further appeals from a decision of the Gaming Commission on questions of law may be made to the District Court.
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Section
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