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​Review of​ the Lotteries and Art Unions Act 190​​​1

In August 2016, Liquor & Gaming NSW (L&GNSW) released a discussion paper that invited feedback about a proposed model for community gaming and trade promotions regulation in NSW.

Community gaming refers to lotteries, raffles and games of chance conducted for fundraising purposes, while trade promotions are free-entry and operated by businesses for a promotional purpose.  

The review considered whether community gaming and trade promotions activities should continue to be regulated and if so, determine the best approach to do so. 

The review did not seek to impose new requirements or reduce the level of protection for players or reduce the integrity or oversight of the sector.

The consultation period for public submissions closed on Friday 26 August 2016. 

Update on the review

L&GNSW is in the process of finalising the model to regulate community gaming and trade promotions.

As a result of stakeholder feedback, two changes have been made to the proposed model published in August 2016:

  • the threshold level at which operators of community games require permits will be based on prize value rather than gross proceeds and,
  • the model will not require operators to quarantine a percentage of their gross proceeds as prizes for players.
The final model will also address stakeholder concerns that reducing the number of permits will make it more difficult for operators to ensure integrity.

All non-confidential submissions received by the Review can be found here. 

More information

An information update (PDF, 253KB) is available to clarify the intent of the review, address key concerns raised in the consultation and explain next steps. 

For more information, please email