Is online casino gambling legal in the Northern Territory?
Yes it is! Online gambling is legal in all of Australia, and the Northern Territory does not have specific laws against it. In fact its own Northern Territory Gaming Control (Internet Gaming) Act (1998) can issue licenses to gaming companies, making for quite a selection of online gaming providers being available in the area.
What gambling laws should I know?
None! Australian gambling laws focus on the casino providers rather than the players. The laws regulating casinos operating on Australian territory are the Commonwealth Interactive Gambling Act 2001, the Gaming Machine Act 2004, and the Casino Control Act 2006.
What is the minimum required age?
You can participate in any casino-related game from the age of 18 onwards.
How are casinos regulated in NT?
Casinos are regulated by the Northern Territory Gaming Control (Internet Gaming) Act of 1998 which does not restrict anything beyond the power of the Commonwealth Interactive Gambling Act (2001), while it allows the territory to issue further gaming permits.
Do I need to pay taxes on winnings?
No – Australian law takes the progressive view that gambling of any kind is based on luck, and thus a recreational activity that should not be taxed. Instead, the government taxes the casinos.
What does the future hold?
Right now there are no new gambling laws being prepared, so play to your heart’s content!
What are the best live casinos in the area?
There are three live casinos in the Northern Territory, totalling 74 table games between them. The biggest is SKYCITY Casino which is part of a chain, and offers the use of multiple machines and tables until 4am.
The second biggest gaming provider is Lasseters Hotel