Is online casino gambling legal in Tasmania?
It most definitely is, just as in all the rest of the continent! There are no specific Tasmanian laws regulating online gambling further.
What gambling laws should I know?
There are two laws regulating gaming in Tasmania: the Interactive Gambling Act (2001) and the Gaming Control Act (1993), but neither of them focuses on the players. They control the casino practices, ensuring their safety and legality.
What is the minimum required age?
As in the rest of Australia, the minimum age to enter a live casino or play online is 18.
How are casinos regulated in TAS?
Australia as a whole regulates online casinos through the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001, which overrules most laws that came before it, and which effectively prevents Australian-based online casinos from working with Australian players. However, this opens the market to competitive overseas gaming sites which accept Australian players with open arms.
Do I need to pay taxes on winnings?
Luckily, Australia looks on gambling as a recreational activity, and thus it doesn’t tax the players who win from it. This is your chance to make some money.
What does the future hold?
The future is bright for Australian players, as there are no plans to change the current laws, while the number of available online and live casinos is growing every day. So find a casino that accepts AUD and try it all!
What are the best live casinos in the area?
The Wrest Point Hotel Casino is definitely the best, and it is also the first legal casino to have opened on Australian land back in 1973. It is a part of the even older hotel Wrest Point Riviera, and it offers marvellous views and a large selection of restaurants and bars. Of course, it also has a wide variety of games and gaming machines open for most of the afternoon and night.
If this does not appeal to you, there is also The Country Club, which, in addition to having around the same number of gaming tables and machines, also has a golf course and often features live music acts.