Inter-Hotel and Club Links Licence - New South Wales


You will need one or both of these licences to operate (supply, organise or manage) a linked gaming system in hotels and clubs. 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.

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 at least 18 years old
  • not be disqualified or suspended from holding a gaming-related licence
  • hold or obtain an approval for specially approved gaming machines
  • provide any information requested.

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.


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Act(s) name

Gaming Machines Act 2001 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Gaming Machines Regulation 2019 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade

Liquor and Gaming NSW

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