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This page outlines gambling and gambling-related offences that are regulated under the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (the Act).
Gambling is defined in the Act as an activity which includes all the following:
An activity is defined as 'gambling' if it involves an element of chance. This applies even if the outcome of the activity may be influenced by a person's skill.
'Unauthorised gambling' is gambling that is not authorised by or under the Act or other legislation.
A person conducts unauthorised gambling if they:
A person does not conduct unauthorised gambling if they only participate in unauthorised gambling.
Activities that do not fall under the definition of gambling include:
Some activities that fall within the definition of 'gambling' are considered as being 'authorised' for the purposes of the Act. These include:
Conduct of these activities (in accordance with the law) are not considered 'unauthorised gambling'.
Offences specified under the Act are:
Penalties for breaching the Act include up to: