Liquor & Gaming NSW is responsible for the implementation of government policies designed to balance sustainable business development with the need to reduce harms associated with problem gambling.
In the gaming area, L&GNSW is responsible for:
The Office of Responsible Gambling and Responsible Gambling Fund Trust is responsible for administering the Responsible Gambling Fund, which funds services for problem gamblers.
Wagering is regulated in NSW under the Betting and Racing Act 1998 and the Totalizator Act 1997, which prescribe:
The Act provides that the Minister for Racing may authorise licensed bookmakers to conduct telephone and electronic betting at licensed racecourses or other approved premises.
The Minister for Racing can declare sports and other events as betting events in NSW. Declared events are listed in the: Schedule of Declared Betting Events and Approved Forms of Betting (PDF 163.4 KB).
This schedule forms part of the Bookmaker Declared Betting Events Betting Rules (PDF 149.5 KB).
The Betting Glossary of Terms (PDF 13.9 KB) defines the various form of betting available.
In December 2015, changes were made to the application process and requirements for new declared betting events and bet types. For further information on these reforms, please see Sports wagering in NSW
Visit Legislation NSW for all Acts and Regulations.