Is online casino gambling legal in NSW?
Australian laws allow it as long as the casino is registered overseas. Further, NSW does not have any specific laws regarding gambling in casinos.
What gambling laws should I know?
There are no Australian or international laws that affect casino players in Australia – the laws focus on the casino owners.
What is the minimum required age?
After your 18th birthday you can play at any online and live casino of your choice.
How are casinos regulated in NSW?
While online casinos are regulated by the Commonwealth Interactive Gambling Act 2001, Gaming Machine Act 2004, and Casino Control Act 2006, land-based casinos in NSW are monitored by the NSW Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority as of 2008. The Interactive Gambling Act forbids Australian casinos from functioning on Australian ground, while the Gaming Machine Act and the Casino Control Act regulate online casinos registered in other countries.
Do I need to pay taxes on winnings?
No – Australian tax law considers gaming to be an activity based on luck, and taxes only the casino runners. This is a progressive view of gambling that is uncommon in other countries, so take advantage of it!
What does the future hold?
There are no gambling laws currently being discussed in Australian government, so the situation will remain as it is for the next few years.
What are the best live casinos in the area?
Currently there is only one live casino in Sydney, called The Star, which enjoys an excellent reputation throughout Australia. The Star makes up for the lack of choice through its size – it is the second largest casino in the country. A second casino is scheduled to open in 2019, which will be called Crown Sydney.