Is online casino gambling legal in Queensland?
Yes it is, just as it is in all the rest of Australia. It was legalised by the Commonwealth Interactive Gambling Act of 2001, and Queensland does not have specific laws for or against online gambling.
What gambling laws should I know?
No gambling laws concern you as a player! Australian and Commonwealth online gaming regulations for Australia focus on the casinos and their owners.
What is the minimum required age?
Once you turn 18 you can take part in any casino game that catches your attention.
How are casinos regulated in QLD?
As in the rest of Australia, the Interactive Gambling Act does not allow Australia-licensed operators to function on the territory of Australia, but there are many foreign companies making use of this to provide Australians with quality online gaming. QLD’s online gambling regulations are the responsibility of the state’s Office of Gaming Regulation.
Do I need to pay taxes on winnings?
Not in Australia! Australia is one of a handful of countries that takes the view that gambling is based on luck and so it would be unfair to tax it. Instead, the Australian government chooses to tax the casino owners.
What does the future hold?
The future is bright with no plans for a change in the existing laws any time soon, so feel free to play as much as you want.
What are the best live casinos in the area?
Brisbane has one of the biggest casinos around in the form of The Treasury, which is housed in a stunning converted building and is open around the clock.
Another option is the Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns City, where you can play for most of the day and night as long as you dress smartly. The Reef Hotel Casino also has over 500 gaming machines, so you will never be bored.