L&GNSW 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).
The TAB Declared Betting Events Betting Rules and Bookmaker Declared Betting Events Betting Rules (PDF 149.5 KB) set out the rules for betting on declared betting events, as well as any event specific rules.The Betting Glossary of Terms (PDF 13.9 KB) defines the various form of betting available on racing and declared betting events in NSW.
Visit Legislation NSW for all Acts and Regulations.
Casino Control Act 1992
Gambling (Two-up) Act 1998
Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007
Gaming Machine Act 2001
Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001 (part only)
Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901
Public Lotteries Act 1996
Registered Clubs Act 1976
Unlawful Gambling Act 1998