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28 November 2018

Casino regulation in NSW

The Casino Control Act 1992 regulates the operation of casinos in NSW.

Statutory Objects

L&GNSW, together with the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA), is responsible for maintaining and administering systems for the licensing, supervision, and control of a casino to:

  • ensure that the management and operation of the casino remains free from criminal influence or exploitation
  • ensure that gaming in the casino is conducted honestly
  • contain and control the potential of a casino to cause harm to the public interest and to individuals and families.


As part of the administration of casinos in NSW, L&GNSW and ILGA are responsible for:

  • oversight of casino operations, including overt and covert operations to ensure compliance with gambling harm minimisation requirements
  • approval and licensing of relevant casino staff
  • approve the games to be played in a casino and the rules under which such games are played
  • approve gaming equipment for use in a casino
  • approve the operating times of a casino.

More information

Reviews and Investigations: Read about reviews and investigations into casino industry operations in NSW.

Casino Compliance: Find out about the role government inspectors play at casinos in NSW.​​