This is a picture of the building of The Star Casino and Event Centre in Pyrmont New south Wales. On this page you can read about the taxation, legislation, licensing of casino gambling in the Commonwealth of Australia, and you can find a list of the licensed casino gambling establishments, slot halls and online casinos, which accept Australian players.
Australia Casino Guide

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Australia (officially the Commonwealth of Australia, with a population of 25.8 million). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Australia, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

Contents:

Physical casinos in all the 6 Australian states:

 

Brick & mortar casinos in all 10 AU territories:

 

 

Online casinos in Australia

Legal status of online casinos in Australia: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians)

 

The regulation of casino gambling in Australia is the jurisdiction of the 6 individual states and 10 territories (detailed breakdown can be seen below in the casino section). However, online casino gambling is regulated on the Commonwealth level. And it is mostly illegal (at least for Australian companies, players can play online freely in foreign online casinos). But sadly, due to the international, global nature of internet games of chance, the legal status of online casinos is somewhat complex. I tried to make it as simple as possible:

The law regulating online casino gambling is the Interactive Gambling Act of 20011.

And in accordance with this act, interactive gambling, which includes online gambling services provided to Australian players over the internet, are illegal in Australia: 1., if the website is registered within Australia, 2., operated by an Australian company, 3., and players from Australia are accepted, and 4., these are real money games, not free to play games.

/Comment: Technically the law applies to non-Australian companies as well, but obviously, companies outside of the jurisdiction of Australia don’t care about Australian laws. The laws of Australia only apply within the borders of Australia, and companies registered in other countries only have to abide by the laws of the country in which they are registered and licensed./

Australian companies can not offer real-money online casino games to Australian players. In short, it’s illegal for Australian companies to run online casinos, if they intend to accept Australian players.

BUT! They can operate an online casino if the state or territory allows it, and if they do not accept Australian players.

/Comment: However, there are no Australia licensed online casinos, because of the unfavourable taxation. There are better options for these online casino companies abroad (e.g.: Curaçao, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Malta, Panama), and none of them choose Australia over the traditional online gambling licensing hubs./

Also, Australian citizens can freely visit foreign online casinos, which accept players from the country (you can see these gambling websites below). But due to the complex legal situation and pressure from the Australian government, very few digital casinos actually accept Australian players.

/Comment: There is a popular misconception that these are illegally operating online casinos, and what they are doing is illegal. It’s not. It’s perfectly legal for these foreign websites to accept Australian players, according to the laws of the country in which they operate. According to the gambling licence with which they operate, and according to the local gambling laws of the country in which they are registered, it’s legal for them to accept Australian players. It’s the Australian government that tires to impose their gambling laws on these companies, and tries to bully these smaller countries into submission, even though, according to their local laws, it’s perfectly fine./

UPDATE 2021: The Interactive Gambling Act doesn’t affect, so called, “social casino”* sites, even if they are registered and operate from within Australia. Even the ones, which allow the purchase of tokens for real money, are allowed to operate.

/*Social casino definition: Social casino websites look and act like real internet casino platforms. However, instead of real money, only tokens are used. Some of them allow the purchase of tokens for real money (but selling these tokens back to the casino, or to other players is strictly forbidden, without exception).

Comment: And interestingly, there is actually a growing number of Aussies (thousands) who willingly spend money on fake tokens, in a fake online casino. Unbelievably, these fake casino sites have been gaining in popularity among mobile players2. Because of this growth, it’s expected that they will be regulated in the future. Lawmakers, politicians, industry commentators have already taken notice. /

By scrolling below, you can find a list of online casinos accepting Australian players.

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Australia?

Yes, the online gambling laws of any country only apply to citizens and lawful permanent residents, if you are a tourist (or a non-citizen expat, or illegal), you can play online freely while enjoying your vacation.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Australia:

Each state and territory has its own online casino licensing and regulatory body.

You can find these in the state by state breakdown in the next section. Look for “Regulatory, licensing body:”.

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Australia:

Each state and territory has its own online casino taxation regime.

You can find these in the state by state breakdown in the next section. Look for “Casino taxation:”.

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Australia: not taxed

 

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Age requirement of Australia online casinos: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of the Australia online casino gambling legislation:

1Australia Federal Register of Legislation – Interactive Gambling Act 2001

2ABC News – Calls for ‘social casinos’ to be regulated as Australians lose thousands in growing industry

 

Online casinos accepting players from Australia

The following online gambling websites accept players from Australia. They all accept players from the country, and are accessible from within the country, at the time of writing.

If they no longer accept players from Australia, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section. So I can investigate it, and update the list accordingly. Thank you.

 

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Land-based casinos in Australia

Legal status of casinos in Australia: legal since 1973, operators require a licence

 

Casinos are legal in Australia since 1973 (the first casino opened in Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Tasmania).

Casinos are not regulated on the Commonwealth level, and each state, and bigger territory regulates, licenses and oversees casinos independently (which in case of the smaller territories is often the source of scandals and controversy, e.g.: Christmas Island Casino and Resort, the Norfolk Island Gaming Authority scandal, or the Northern Territory with its low online gambling taxes, details can be found below, in the drop down menu).

Interestingly, Australia is all about slot machines (called ‘pokies’* with the local slang term) and has 1,800+ “clubs” (slot halls, a.k.a. pokies clubs), and there are only 20 proper, big casinos.

*slot hall definition: a slot hall in a hotel or a standalone venue, it only has gaming machines (slots, video poker, electronic bingo, a.k.a. pokies), the number of gaming machines is usually strictly limited (depends on the local state laws, and in one state, slot halls are entirely forbidden: Western Asutralia) 

*casino definition: much bigger than a slot hall, and also has tables with dealers (so called “live tables”), but this is only the minimum difference, casinos usually have much more: poker, poker tournaments, sports betting, VIP rooms, their own hotel, multiple bars, restaurants, bingo and mahjong etc…

Queensland has the most casinos (4 venues). The largest casino is in Sidney, and it is The Star casino (see below, at New South Wales section).

The biggest casino groups are:

 

Australia casinos don’t usually have official dress codes (there are some exceptions, e.g.: Hobart Casino in Tasmania) and there is no entrance fee at any of them (unlike in Europe, where the situation is pretty much the opposite).

By far the biggest casino in Australia is the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex (better known as Crown Melbourne) with 3500 slots (usually only around 3000 are operational) and 300 tables (officially 399 tables, but it includes VIP tables and poker tournament tables too, only around 300 are available to the regular players). You can find this casino gaming venue in the list below, at the Victoria section.

UPDATE 2021: There are rumors that Crown Sydney Casino will be bigger, but because of legal issues and issues with the license it is not yet operational and the actual number of poker machines and tables will depend on the license, and it is not yet known.

You can find all the currently operating brick and mortar casinos in the list below.

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Australia

Yes, both locals and tourists can play in the casinos.

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Australia:

Each state and territory has its own online casino licensing and regulatory body.

You can find these in the state by state breakdown in the next section. Look for “Regulatory, licensing body:”.

 

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Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Australia:

Each state and territory has its own online casino taxation regime.

You can find these in the state by state breakdown in the next section. Look for “Casino taxation:”.

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Australia: not taxed

 

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Age requirement of land-based casinos, slot parlours in Australia: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of land-based casino legislation in Australia:

The states legislate for themselves when it comes to casino gambling. Therefore, there isn’t a single unified Australian casino legislation. You can find the main pieces of the gambling legislations of each sate and territory in the drop down menu below.

 

Australian casinos reviewed

List of all of the Australian casinos, in each state and territory

Click on the drop down menus below for a list and detailed information about the casinos and gambling establishments in any of the 6 Australian states and 10 territories. The list contains info about the casinos, racinos, slot halls, electronic casinos, bingo halls.

 

UPDATE 2021: For the sake of completion, even territories, which have no permanent population have been included. Obviously those territories don’t have casinos or a local casino gambling legislation.

New South Wales

New South Wales casinos

NSW only has two casinos, these are:

  • The Star Casino (within The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney)
  • the VIP Crown Casino (within Crown Sydney, invitation only)

 

New South Wales also has 12 racecourses, these are:

  • Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Warwick Farm Racecourse
  • Canterbury Park Racecourse
  • Gosford Racecourse
  • Newcastle Racecourse
  • Hawkesbury Racecourse
  • Lismore Racecourse
  • Goulburn Racecourse
  • Muswellbrook Racecourse
  • Wagga Racecourse
  • Wyong Race Club

 

Additionally there are hundreds of slot halls (some are called bingo halls, but these are mostly slot halls, bingo is just a secondary activity). However, it is not known how many slot halls there are exactly in the state, because most slot halls don’t have any online presence whatsoever. But according to the government, there are hundreds of venues with slot machines, and NSW has the most slot halls (officially called ‘clubs’).

NSW leads in the number of sports books as well. There are over 1,100 bookmakers (includes remote horse racing betting points).

All in all, NSW has the most gambling establishments, which is unsurprising, considering that this is Australia’s most populous and richest state with 8.1 million inhabitants (also receives the most tourists).

New South Wales has a $10 maximum per game, per spin limit in place in the slot halls and bingo halls. But this does not apply to the casinos and betting shops. If you win more than $5,000, you’ll receive your winnings by the way of a check, instead of cash (to discourage spending it right away).

 

Main pieces of gambling legislation in New South Wales: Totalizator Act 1997 and the Betting and Racing Act 1998

 

Casino gambling New South Wales: legal, requires licence, slot halls and casinos

Online casino gambling NSW: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found above, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos NSW: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of New South Wales: Liquor & Gaming NSW is responsible for gambling licensing.

 

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Casino tax New South Wales: determined by the Betting Tax Act 2001 No 43:

 

Gaming machines (slots, video poker, pokes, electronic bingo machines) tax:

Clubs (slot halls):

Quarterly profit from gaming machines Tax rate
Over $250,000 up to $450,000 28.05%
Over $450,000 up to $1.25 million 18.05%
Over $1.25 million up to $2.5 million 22.55%
Over $2.5 million up to $5 million 24.55%
Over $5 million 26.55%

Hotels:

Quarterly profit from gaming machines Tax rate
Over $50,000 up to $250,000 33%
Over $250,000 up to $1.25 million 36%
Over $1.25 million 50%

Tax base: profit from slot machines

You do not have to pay gaming machine tax if your quarterly profit from gaming machines is:

  • less than $250,000 and you operate a club,
  • less than $50,000 and you operate a hotel.

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in New South Wales: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age NSW: 18+

 

 

List of all New South Wales casinos
This is a picture of the building complex of The Star Grand Hotel and Residences in Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, in the Commonwealth of Australia. This is the biggest casino in the state of New South Wales right now. This is the first casino on this list of all the NSW casinos, you can find the other gaming venue on this list under this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Star Sydney Casino

1.,Star Sydney Casino (within The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney), address: 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont, Sydney NSW 2009

It is currently the biggest casino of New south Wales, and the only publicly accessible one. The Star Casinos was the only casino in NSW, up until 2020, when Crown Sydney opened officially.

Star Casino is located within The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney complex. It is the second biggest casino in Australia, very upscale and expensive place. This is the casino on the picture, at the top of the page.

 

 

Games: around 1500 gaming machines (slots + video poker), and around 150 tables (various types of roulette, baccarat, various forms of blackjack, Craps, Pai Gow, Casino War + various form of poker)

The casino has a poker room, and also has bingo and mahjong + wheel of fortune (called the “Big Wheel”).

 

Video about Star Sydney Casino:


 

Opening hours: 24/7 according to their website

 

UPDATE COVID-19: closed indefinitely

From their website:
“Effective from 10PM, 25 June 2021, The Star Sydney will follow the NSW Government’s latest COVID-19 restrictions and temporarily close its casino and restaurants. The Star Grand Residences will remain open only to existing guests and with limited facilities and will continue to operate in a Covid-19 safe manner.”

 

Dress code: no info about it anywhere online, but based on the videos and pictures online, it’s smart casual or semi formal, it’s an upscale place for rich people, you would look out of place with casual, but no official dress code

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has good reviews online, 4/5, no major problems

 

This is a picture of the tower of Crown Sydney. Next to the picture you can read about the casino, the current status of the Crown Casino within the complex, which still remains closed to this date.
Crown Sydney

2., Crown Casino (within Crown Sydney), address: 8680 Co Rd 40, Shorter, AL 36075

The proposed Crown Casino within the Crown Sydney complex has been constructed, but a license has not been awarded yet, due to issues the Australian government has with the company Crown Resorts, and its main shareholders and their ties to questionable organizations and individuals (organized crime), and their ‘arrogance’ (according to the government, see video below for a detailed explanation).

For this reason, the casino stands empty, and will likely stay that way, for a couple of more years. But when it opens (which it eventually will, because at the end of the day, money makes the world go round….) it will be the biggest casino of New South Wales, bigger than Star Sydney Casino, the current champion.

 

 

Games: unknown as of yet, depends on the license, which has not been issued yet

 

Video about the Crown Casino:

This sums up the situation with the casino quite nicely, very serious allegations. I would advise anyone to avoid this company and their casinos. do not support this type of behaviour with your money.

 

Opening hours: unknown

 

UPDATE COVID-19: closed

 

Dress code: unknown, but it will be probably semi causal or semi formal

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: no reviews yet, casino is not yet open

 

 

Queensland

Queensland casinos

Queensland has the most casinos in Australia, with 4 proper casinos.

/Comment: Some casino listings, casino directory sites lists Fitzy’s Casinos erroneously as casinos. They are not real casinos, they are slot halls, they only have gaming machines, the name is just intentionally misleading marketing bullshit./

Additionally there are at least a 100 slot halls, and bingo halls (not know how many exactly, most slot halls don’t have any online presence whatsoever, what is certain is that combined, they have over 40 K gaming machines in these venues).

Queensland also imposes a $5 maximum betting limit, as well as a $25,000 ceiling on winnings in clubs or hotels (per spin, per jackpot). This does not apply to casinos, only applies to slot halls.

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation: Casino Control Act 1982, Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999, and the Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Act 1998

 

Casino gambling Queensland: legal, requires licence, slot halls and casinos

Online casino gambling QLD: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found above, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos QLD: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of Queensland: Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation is responsible for gambling licensing.

 

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Casino tax Queensland: determined by the Gaming licence fees and charges 2020–21, which also contains the fixed license fees:

Gaming machine monthly taxes (GST adjusted, monthly taxable tax):

Licensed clubs (category 2 licensed premises):

  • $0–9,500 0%
  • $9501–75,000 17.91%
  • $75,001–150,000 20.91%
  • $150,001–300,000 23.91%
  • $300,001–850,000 25.91%
  • $850,001–1,400,000 30.91%
  • > $1,400,000 35.00%

 

Hotels (category 1 licensed premises):

All amounts 35.00% + levy if applicable

Tax base: Gaming machine metered win ($ AUD)

 

Casinos:

Tax is payable monthly in arrears and is reduced by the amount of global GST credit.

EGM play – 30% (except Reef Casino and Townsville, 20%)

Junket revenue – 10%

Normal play (tables, Keno and FATGs) – 20% (except Reef Casino and Townsville, 10%)

 

Online wagering betting point of consumption tax: 15%

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in Queensland: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age QLD: 18+

 

 

List of all Queensland casinos
This is a picture of the main building of The Star Gold Coast in Broadbeach, Queensland, in the Commonwealth of Australia. This is the biggest casino in the state of Queensland right now. This is the first casino on this list of all the QLD casinos, you can find the other gaming venues on this list under this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
The Star Gold Coast

1.,The Star Gold Coast, address: 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218

Formerly Jupiters Gold Coast Casino & Hotel. It was renamed to The Star Gold Coast once again. The casino within the complex is also called the Star Gold Coast Casino. The casino is located near Brisbane, in Broadbeach, and it is the biggest casino in Queensland right now.

The casino belongs to the Star Entertainment Group, who also own the Treasury Casino and Hotel Brisbane, which is also found in Queensland (see below).

 

 

Games: around 1600 gaming machines (slots + video poker), and around 70 tables (various types of roulette, Tiger Baccarat*, various forms of blackjack, Craps, Sic Bo, Pai Gow, Casino War, the Wheel + various form of poker)

The casino has a poker room, and VIP rooms.

*Tiger Baccarat explanation, how to play: Tiger Baccarat was first developed in Singapore and is wildly popular in Asia. Tiger Baccarat is played like regular baccarat, but with a set of up to 5 optional wagers that may be used on a baccarat table in conjunction with any of the existing optional wagers. The 5 Tiger wagers are known as “Tiger”, “Big Tiger”, “Small Tiger”, “Tiger Tie” and “Tiger Pair”. For a detailed, step by step tutorial, check out Star Gold Coast official Tiger Baccarat guide.

 

Video about the Star Gold Coast Casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7 according to their website (will close for a short time on Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day)

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: no official dress code, but this is a very posh, upscale place, you would look out of place in anything less than smart causal

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has good reviews online, 4/5 is the average of over 2000 online reviews, no major problems, but keep in mind, this is an upscale, expensive place, not for people on a budget

 

This is a picture of the Treasury Casino and Hotel Brisbane complex. Next to the picture you can read about the casino, and the current status, opening hours, dress code, number of games and entrance fee.
Treasury Casino

2., Treasury Casino and Hotel Brisbane, address: 130 William St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Full name is Treasury Casino and Hotel Meridien Brisbane, but it is best known as simply The Treasury. This is by far the best looking casino in all of Australia, and the exquisite 19th century Baroque historic building even has its own Wikipedia page too.

Apart from the casino and a hotel, the Treasury also houses hotel, 6 restaurants, 5 bars, and a nightclub.  Only the casino is operated by Star Entertainment Group.

Interestingly, one percent of the casino’s gross gaming revenue is deposited in the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund. This fund supports non-profit community-based groups and is administered by the Government of Queensland.

 

Games: around 1300 gaming machines (slots + video poker), and around 80 tables (various types of roulette, Baccarat Dragon Bonus, Tiger Baccarat, various forms of blackjack, Craps, Mini Craps, Sic Bo, Pai Gow, Casino War, the Wheel + various form of poker including: Texas Hold’em, Mississippi Stud, Caribbean Stud, Three Card Poker)

 

Video about the Treasury Casino:

There aren’t any good videos about the casino online. This is the best I could find. If you know a better one, please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: no official dress code, but this is a very posh, upscale place, you would look out of place in anything less than smart causal

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has good reviews online, 4/5, no major problems

 

This is a picture of the tropical rainforest dome and living roof of the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino's main building. Next to the picture you can read about the casino, and the current status, opening hours, dress code, number of games and entrance fee. On this page you can also find a list of digital casino sites, which accept players from Australia.
Reef Casino

3., The Reef Hotel Casino, address: 35 – 41 Wharf St, Cairns QLD 4870

Full name is Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, but it is best known as simply ‘The Reef’. This is the second best looking casino in all of Australia (IMO of course). The complex is probably best known for the the ‘living roofs’, most of the roofs are covered with tropical rainforest plants.

The casino itself is on the smaller side (compared to other Queensland casinos), and it is the second smallest casino in the state. The venue is jointly owned by Casinos Austria International Limited and Accor Casino Investments (Australia) Pty. Ltd..

 

Games: around 500 gaming machines (slots + video poker), and around 50 tables (12 American Roulette wheels, 1 baccarat table, 16 Blackjack tables, 5 Mini-Baccarat tables, 2 Pontoon tables, 4 tables, 3 Reef Routine tables*, 1 Sic Bo table)

They also have a TAB sports betting section, a poker room and a keno lounge.

 

*Reef routine explanation, how to play: The signature game of the Reef Hotel Casino. It is a game based on Draw Poker. The players play individually against the house. To win, your hand must be higher than the dealer’s hand. A detailed step by step guide can be found here, on the official webpage of the casino.

 

Video about The Reef Hotel Casino:

There aren’t any good videos about the casino online. This is the best I could find. If you know a better one, please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours: 7 days per week. From Monday to Thursday, it is open from 10:00am to 4:00am. From 10:00am Friday until 4:00am Monday, the doors are open continuously.

The casino, just like all the other casinos, is closed on Good Friday, Anzac Day, and Christmas Day.

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: no official dress code, casual

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has good reviews online, 4/5, no major problems

 

This is a picture of the main building of The Ville Resort-Casino. This is the smallest casino in the state of Queensland right now. This is the last casino on this list of all the QLD casinos, you can find the other gaming venues on this list above this one. Next to the picture you can read about the casino, and the current status, opening hours, dress code, number of games and entrance fee. On this page you can also find a list of digital casino sites, which accept players from Australia.
The Ville Resort-Casino

4., The Ville Resort – Casino, address: 67 Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsville QLD 4810,

Formerly known as Townsville Hotel and Casino, but nowadays it is called The Ville Resort. The casino within the resort is the smallest of the QLD casinos.

UPDATE 2021: The casino just underwent a $1.5 million renovation, and all the machines were replaced.

 

Games: around 370 gaming machines (slots + video poker), and around 20 tables (blackjack, roulette, Mini Baccarat, Blackjack Challenge, Texas Hold’em Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Bonus and The Ville Wheel*) + electronic roulette table (Vegas Star Roulette, automated, no croupier)

 

*The Ville Wheel explanation, tutorial: It’s a local variant of the money wheel. It’s same as the regular money wheel, except it has different symbols. The aim of playing The Ville Wheel is simply to guess on which symbol or number the Wheel will come to rest. The Wheel is divided into 52 segments. These are comprised of seven different symbols, depicting Australian NRL teams, of varying odds.

 

Video of The Ville Resort – Casino:

 

Opening hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 9am to 4am
Friday – Saturday: 9am to 5am

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: no official dress code, casual

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has no reviews online, only the hotel and other amenities get reviews, the casino is barely even mentioned in the reviews

 

South Australia

South Australia casinos

SA only has 1 casino.

Additionally there are over a 50 slot halls, and bingo halls (not know how many exactly, most slot halls don’t have any online presence whatsoever, but what is known is that they have 13 K gaming machines total). The amount of slot halls (called clubs, pokies clubs by locals) is very low compared to the other Australian states actually (except Western Australia of course, where slot halls are entirely illegal).

South Australia also has a limit on the amount you can bet, or spend per spin on a machine, this AUD$ 10. However, this odes not apply to casinos (only applies to slot halls, and slots at hotels and in other venues). And the maximum amount you can win with a bet or winning combination is Australian dollar $10,000 (again, does not apply to casinos).

And pokies can only take coins, they can not accept any bills (, which I personally find a really good idea, governments looking to curb problem gambling should copy this). 

UPDATE 2021: Sadly, this is no longer the case, from 2020 December 3, gaming machines in SA will accept banknotes or tickets too (commonly known as ‘ticket-in ticket-out’ or TITO) not jsut coins.*

Main pieces of the gambling legislation:

 

Casino gambling South Australia: legal, requires licence, slot halls and casinos

Online casino gambling SA: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found above, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos SA: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of South Australia: South Australia – Consumer and Business Services is responsible for gambling licensing.

 

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Casino tax South Australia: determined by the South Australian Gambling Policy – Gaming Tax, which also lists the fixed license fees:

Tax base for all of the following is net gaming revenue, paid monthly.

Non-profit businesses:

$0 – $75,000 – 0%

$75,001 – $399,000 – 21%

$399,001 – $945,000 – $68,040 plus 28.5% of excess NGR over $399,000

$945,001 – $1,500,000 – $223,650 plus 30.91% of excess NGR over $945,000

$1,500,001 – $2,500,000 – $395,200 plus 37.5% of excess NGR over $1,500,000

$2,500,001 – $3,500,000 – $770,200 plus 47% of excess NGR over $2,500,000

Above $3,500,000 – $1,240,200.50 plus 55% of excess NGR over $3,500,000

 

For-profit businesses:

$0 – $75,000 – 0%

$75,001 – $399,000 – 27.5%

$399,001 – $945,000 – $89,100 plus 37% of excess NGR over $399,000

$945,001 – $1,500,000 – $291,120 plus 40.91% of excess NGR over $945,000

$1,500,001 – $2,500,000 – $518,170.50 plus 47.5% of excess NGR over $1,500,000

$2,500,001 – $3,500,000 – $993,170.50 plus 57% of excess NGR over $2,500,000

Above $3,500,000 – $1,563,170.50 plus 65% of excess NGR over $3,500,000

 

Online wagering and betting tax in SA: 15% point of consumption tax, tax base is net gaming revenue*

 

Source:

*Government of South Australia – Betting Operations Tax

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in South Australia: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age SA: 18+

 

List of all South Australia casinos
This is a picture of the Adelaide railway station, where the SkyCity Adelaide Casino is located, the only casino in South Australia. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
SkyCity Adelaide Casino

1., SkyCity Adelaide, address: 125 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5001

Skycity Adelaide is located within the historic and imposing Adelaide railway station, a heritage-listed building of Australia. It is the only casino in South Australia. In operation since 1985.

 

 

Games: around 950 gaming machines (slots + video poker), and around 90 tables (baccarat, blackjack, various form of poker: Caribbean Stud, Texas Hold’em + electronic roulette (without croupiers): Vegas Star Roulette, Rapid Roulette and electronic baccarat (no dealers): Rapid Baccarat) + money wheel (called big wheel in this casino)

They have a poker room, a VIP section and a TAB sports betting bar as well.

 

Video of SkyCity Adelaide Casino:

 

Opening hours: 9:00–5:00 every day (and closed on Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day)

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: no official dress code, but this is a very posh, upscale place, you would look out of place in anything less than smart causal

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has average reviews online, 3.5/5 is the average of over 3000 online reviews, most people complain about the prices (this is an expensive place) and about the rude staff (especially the security staff) + it’s very busy on a Saturday night

 

Tasmania

Tasmania casinos

The tiny state of Tasmania (population is only 540 000) is the poorest state in Australia (there are territories which are poorer, but it’s the poorest state). Despite the small size and poverty, TASD has been instrumental to the casino industry in Australia.

The first casino, namely the Wrest Point Hotel Casino, actually opened in Tasmania in 1973.

Currently, Tasmania has 2 casinos (see below).

Additionally there are a few slot halls. The following venues known to have pokies (gaming machines):

  • All Year Round Tavern – Wellington Street, Launceston
  • Black Buffalo Hotel – Federal Street, North Hobart
  • Central Hotel Hobart – Collins Street, Hobart
  • Cock & Bull Hotel – Wellington Street, Launceston
  • Hobart Midcity Hotel – Bathurst Street, Hobart
  • Kings Meadows Hotel – Hobart Road, Kings Meadows, Launceston
  • Marquis of Hastings Hotel – Brisbane Street, West Hobart
  • Newstead Hotel – Elphin Road, Newstead, Launceston
  • Queens Head Café Bar – Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
  • Welcome Stranger Hotel – Harrington Street, Hobart

 

All in all, these places have around 3500 slot machines (the second smallest amount, after Western Australia). These slot only take coins, and you can’t insert bills into the machines,

Also, there is a limit of AUD$5 per spin, and winnings over $1000 are paid by check (to deter impulse buying).

Federal Group has a monopoly on poker machines in Tasmania, an they own both of the casinos in the state.

UPDATE 2021: In the 2018 election, the opposition leader, Rebecca White, promised to remove all pokies from pubs and clubs, leaving the two casinos as the only location for pokies in the state, citing the negative health and economic impacts of poker and slot machines. The Federal Group, who own both the casinos and the pokies licences have opposed the policy as have the Liberal government.

However, nothing came of this, because the 2021 Tasmanian state election was won by the Liberal Party of Australia, by a landslide (almost twice as many votes as the second place finisher).

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation: Gaming Control Act 1993 and Gaming Control Regulations 2014

Casino gambling Tasmania: legal, requires licence, slot halls and casinos

Online casino gambling TAS: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found above, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos TAS: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of Tasmania:  The Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission is responsible for gambling licensing.

 

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Casino tax Tasmania: Tasmania has fixed licensing fees instead of gambling taxes. You can see these fixed licensing fees here.

 

Online wagering and betting tax in Tasmania: 15% point of consumption tax applies in Tasmania as well, tax base is net wagering revenue*

 

Additionally, there is a 25% tax (of net gaming revenue) on gaming machines.

 

Source:

*Tasmanian Government – Department of Treasury and Finance – Point of Consumption Tax on Wagering

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in Tasmania: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age TAS: 18+

 

List of all Tasmania casinos
This is a picture of Hobart Casino in Wrest Point Hotel, Sandy Bay, Tasmania. This is the biggest casino in Tasmania. This is the first casino on this list of all the TLD casinos, you can find the other gaming venues on this list under this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Hobart Casino in Wrest Point Hotel

1., Hobart Casino in Wrest Point Hotel, address: 410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay TAS 7005

Hobart Casino is the biggest casino of Tasmania. And it is also the first casino to be opened in Australia, in 1973 (back then it was called Wrest Point Hotel Casino, name changed slightly in 1956, when it was sold to Federal Group).

The casino is located within the Wrest Point Riviera Hotel (open since 1934) a historic landmark of Tasmania, and its most important hotel, and one of the biggest employer in the hospitality sector of the island (and also one of the biggest taxpayer).

 

Games: around 650 gaming machines (slots + video poker), and around 25 tables (Federal Baccarat*, Federal Pontoon**, Texas Hold’em, Pontoon), and there are a few electronic tables as well (Rapid Roulette, the others are not known) + money wheel (called big wheel in this casino)

They have a poker room, a keno room, a VIP section, and a TAB sports betting bar as well.

 

*Federal Baccarat explanation, tutorial: There are two hands dealt in Baccarat – the Player and the Banker. No cards are dealt to players. Guess which hand – Player or Banker – will achieve a points total equal to or closest to 9. Players also wager on a tie which pays out at higher odds.

**Federal Pontoon explanation, tutorial: A variation of Blackjack, Federal Pontoon is played with a deck of 48 cards (with the four 10 cards removed). The object of the game is to achieve a card total as close to 21 as possible without going over 21.

 

Video of Hobart Casino Tasmania:

 

Opening hours: 

Boardwalk Gaming & Boardwalk Bar:
Daily 9am – 3am (5am Fri – Sat)

Casino Gaming & Casino Bar:
Table Gaming
5pm – 1am (Sun – Thurs)
5pm – 3am (Fri & Sat)

Machines and Bar
12noon – 1am (Sun – Thurs)
12noon – 3am (Fri & Sat)

TAB:
Daily from 11am (10.30am Sat)

TASkeno:
Daily from 9am

Riverview Gaming:
Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open, but limited opening hours, see below, and tables are closed indefinitely

 

Dress code: there is an official dress code, it’s smart causal

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has good reviews online, 4/5, no major problems

This is a picture of Country Club Casino, in Launceston, Tasmania. This is the biggest casino in Tasmania. This is the last casino on this list of all the TLD casinos, you can find the other gaming venues on this list, above this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Country Club Casino

2., Country Club Casino & Resort in Launceston, address: Country Club Ave, Prospect Vale TAS 7250

The casinos is advertised as “Australia’s first resort-style casino”. This is a smaller casino, and it is owned by the Federal Group (who also own Wrest Point Casino, see above).

 

 

Games: around 535 gaming machines (slots + video poker), and around 15 tables (baccarat, blackjack, roulette, money wheel, Pontoon, Texas Hold’em) + money wheel

They also have a poker room, a 330 seats bingo and keno room, a VIP section, and a TAB sports betting bar as well.

 

Video of Country Club Casino Tasmania:

The casino is at 1:30.

 

Opening hours: 

WATERGARDEN FLOOR:

Electronic Gaming Machines : 9am – 2am (4am Fri/Sat)

TASkeno: Daily from 9am

TAB: Daily from 12pm

CASINO FLOOR:

Table Gaming: 5pm – 1am (3am Fri/Sat). Note: Poker tables currently remain closed.

Electronic Gaming Machines: 12pm – 1am (3am Fri/Sat)

 

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open, but limited opening hours, see below, and tables are closed indefinitely

 

Dress code: there is an official dress code:

“clean neat and appropriate dress required at all times with a preference for collared shirt”, which means semi-formal

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has good reviews online, 4/5, no major problems

Victoria

Victoria casinos

The state of Victoria only has 1 casino, the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex (see below).

Victoria is quite a latecomer to gambling, having only legalized gaming machines in 1991.

$50 is the limit, per session/per game, and AUD $5 is the limit per spin/per bet. Any winnings over AUD $ 1000 will be paid by check. This does not apply to the state’s only casino, only applies to the other smaller gambling establishments.

Additionally there are over a 100 smaller gaming venues with pokies only (not know how many exactly, most slot halls don’t have any online presence whatsoever). But the total amount of gaming machines is known, it’s 30 K.

Interestingly, even the RTP (return to player) is specified, any gaming machines must be above RTP 87% (which is not much of a restriction, nowadays casinos rarely have slots under 90% RTP, and online it’s RTP94%+).

/Comment: If you don’t know what RTP is, and what it means, and how it’s calculated, you can check it out in the online slots section./

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation: Gambling Regulation Act 2003, and you can find the other gambling acts here.

 

Casino gambling Victoria: legal, requires licence, slot halls and casinos

Online casino gambling VIC: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found above, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos VIC: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of Victoria: Victoria Commission for Liquor and Gambling Regulation – VCGLR is responsible for gambling licensing.

 

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Casino tax Victoria: determined by the The Gambling Regulation Amendment (Wagering and Betting Tax) Bill 2018, which also contains the fixed license fees (updated by Gambling Regulation Amendment (Wagering and Betting Tax) Bill 2021)

 

Tax rate and threshold tables for clubs and hotels

Club tax rates: current and from August 2022
Monthly average per machine revenue ($) Current: tax rate (%) Monthly average per machine revenue ($) From August 2022: tax rate (%) Tax concession rate (%)
Less than 2666 0 Less than 2666 0 8.33
2666 or more and less than 12,500 46.70 2666 or more and less than 6667 46.70 8.33
6667 or more and less than to 12,500 51.17 6.33
12,500 or more 54.20 12,500 or more 60.67 4.33

 

Hotel tax rates: current and from August 2022
Monthly average per machine revenue ($) Current: tax rate (%) Monthly average per machine revenue ($) From August 2022: tax rate (%)
Less than 2666 8.33 Less than 2666 8.33
2666 or more and less than 12,500 55.03 2666 or more and less than 6667 55.03
6667 or more and less than to 12,500 57.50
12,500 or more 62.53 12,500 or more 65.00

 

 

Online wagering and betting tax in Victoria: 10% point of consumption tax applies in Victoria as well, tax base is net wagering revenue*

*State Revenue Office Victoria – Wagering and betting tax – frequently asked questions

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in Victoria: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age VIC: 18+

 

List of all Victoria casinos
This is a picture of Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, better known as Crown Melbourne is the only casino in the AU state of Victoria. This is the biggest casino in all of Australia. This is the first casino on this list of all the VIC casinos, you can find the other gaming venues on this list under this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex

1., Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, address: 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006

Also known as Crown Melbourne. It is the flagship casino of Crown Resorts, and this is the biggest casino of the Commonwealth of Australia currently.

The complex is huge, and has much more than just a casino, it’s an entire mall. You can see it one on the video below.

The entire complex has a space of 510,000 m², making it the largest casino complex in the Southern Hemisphere] and one of the largest in the world (in terms of size, in terms of number of machines + tables it’s not among the biggest).

/Comment: Just for refence, 510,000 m² is the equivalent of two average city blocks. You can easily spend an entire day here, just exploring./

Children under the age of 18 are permitted into the entertainment and shopping section of complex, because they are well separated from the casino section.

The casino itself is also impressive, with a gaming area of 20 000 m(including the VIP areas, sports betting, keno, bingo and poker section).

The Crown Melbourne is considered to be the centre of poker activity in Australia and most of the Southern Hemisphere, and all of the biggest poker events, tournaments take place here.

 

Games: around 3000 gaming machines (slot machines + pokies), and around 300 tables (Mississippi Stud, baccarat, blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Casino War, Craps, Pai Gow, Pontoon Pandemonium*, roulette, Sic Bo, Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker), electronic tables (eTG Three Card Poker, rapid roulette, virtual roulette**, rapid baccarat, rapid Sic Bo) + money wheel (called Big Wheel)

They have a poker room (the biggest in Australia), a keno room, a bingo room, VIP sections, and a TAB sports betting bar as well.

 

*Pontoon Pandemonium explanation, tutorial: A variation of Blackjack, with some additional ways to win and the added benefit of Pontoon Pandemonium bonus payouts. For a detailed step by step guide, tutorial on how to play, check out this official flyer from Crown Melbourne.

**Virtual roulette explanation: Virtual roulette is automated electronic roulette but it also livestreams a live roulette dealer on a screen (just like online live roulette).

 

Video of Crown Melbourne:

 

Opening hours: 24/7, but it’s currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, except the poker room, which is open with limited opening hours:

Crown Poker room – 12pm – 4am, 7 days

 

UPDATE COVID-19: closed indefinitely, except the poker room

 

Dress code: there is an official dress code, it’s smart causal, this is from the official dress code:

“Customers are required to dress smart casual and remain neat and tidy at all times while in the casino. Management reserves the right to apply their discretion at all times.  Note, for security reasons, management may require the removal of any hat, helmet or head dress.

The following is considered unacceptable:

  • Ripped, torn or soiled clothing
  • T-shirts with offensive design/words
  • Camouflage clothing
  • Work singlets or work tank tops
  • Active sporting attire
  • Manual work clothing or boots (including all steel cap boots)
  • Unclean, untidy or torn footwear
  • Ugg boots, rubber gum boots”

 

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has very good reviews online, 4.5/5, this is the best rated casinos in Australia

Western Australia

Western Australia casinos

Western Australia only has 1 casino, which is the Crown Casino Perth.

The state is also home to three race tracks (horse and greyhound racing).

WA has the most restrictive pokies laws in Australia. There are no slot halls in WA. Western Australia only permits the use of gaming machines in the Crown Perth Casino (formerly Burswood Casino), and no gaming machines may be used elsewhere.

Gaming machines in the state must have at least 90% RTP (return to player), and the maximum bet is $225 per spin, per bet.

/Comment: 90% is a pretty low value, I have never seen a digital slot machine that has an RTP value below 94% and even physical video slot machines have RTP 90%+, therefore this law doesn’t actually do much. Video poker machines have an even higher RTP, usually 98%+, but it’s nice that the government pays attention to this, most countries don’t have any rules regarding RTP./

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation: Betting Control Act 1954, Casino Control Act 1984 and Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 you can find the other gambling acts here

 

Casino gambling Western Australia: legal, requires licence, casinos only, no slot halls

Online casino gambling WA: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found above, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos WA: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of Western Australia: Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor is responsible for gambling licensing.

The available gambling licenses are:

  • Standard Lottery Permit
  • Calcutta Permit
  • Gaming Function Permit
  • Two-up permit
  • Bingo licence
  • Bookmakers licence
  • Online bookmakers licence

 

You can apply or renew any of these license online, through the portal of the Government of Western Australia.

 

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Casino tax Western Australia: determined by the the Casino (Burswood Island) Agreement Act 1985 (casino tax, page 47), and Racing and Wagering Western Australia Tax Act 2003 (betting , wagering tax).

 

Casino tax: 15% of the Casino Gross Revenue

Betting and wagering tax: 15% of net gaming revenue (if revenue exceeds the threshold of $150,000 per assessment year)

Online wagering and betting tax in Western Australia: 15% point of consumption tax applies

 

If you wish to know more about the gambling tax, how to calculate it, how to pay it, how to file it, watch the following video tutorial from the government of Australia:

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in Western Australia: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age WA: 18+

 

List of all Western Australia casinos
This is a picture (taken at night) of the main tower of the Crown Perth Casino, formerly known as Burswood Island Casino, Burswood Island Complex and Burswood Entertainment Complex. This is the only casino in the Australian state of Western Australia. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Crown Perth

1., Crown Perth, address: Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100,

Formerly called Burswood Island Casino, Burswood Island Complex or Burswood Entertainment Complex. As the name would suggest, this is a Crown Resorts casino. And just like all the other Crown casinos, this is a huge complex that has many facilities beside the casino, namely: a convention centre with meeting rooms, 2,300-seat theatre and two ballrooms along with 32 restaurants and bars, a nightclub, recreational facilities and three hotels.

Crown Perth is also the largest single-site private sector employer in Western Australia with nearly 6,000 people working on site (and it is also one of the biggest taxpayer).

 

Games: around 2500 gaming machines (slot machines + poker machines), and around 350 tables (Mississippi Stud, baccarat, blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Casino War, Craps, Pai Gow, Pontoon Pandemonium*, roulette, Sic Bo, Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker), electronic tables (eTG Three Card Poker, rapid roulette, virtual roulette**, rapid baccarat, rapid Sic Bo) + money wheel (called Big Wheel)

They have a poker room, a keno room, a bingo room, VIP sections, and a TAB sports betting bar as well.

 

*Pontoon Pandemonium explanation, tutorial: A variation of Blackjack, with some additional ways to win and the added benefit of Pontoon Pandemonium bonus payouts. For a detailed step by step guide, tutorial on how to play, check out this official flyer from Crown Melbourne.

**Virtual roulette explanation: Virtual roulette is automated electronic roulette but it also livestreams a live roulette dealer on a screen (just like online live roulette).

 

Video of Crown Perth:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: there is an official dress code, it’s smart causal, this is from the official dress code:

“The dress standard for the Casino is smart casual; customers must be clean, neat and tidy at all times. Crown Perth reserves the right to refuse entry to any persons considered unsuitably dressed.

The following dress is considered unacceptable:
Excessively ripped, torn or soiled clothing;
T-shirts with offensive design/words;
Male singlets or tank-tops;
Active sporting attire;
Manual work clothing or boots (including all steel cap boots);
Rubber thongs, beach sandals, massage sandals, unclean or untidy footwear; and
Fancy dress, hats, caps, or bandanas (exemptions apply for specific events and functions).

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has good reviews online, 4./5, this is the second best rated casino in Australia

Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory casinos

The small Australian Capital Territory (population of only 431 215)  has 1 casino. But despite being such a small jurisdiction, it has its own gambling commission and laws (not all of the territories have those). The gambling laws of the Capital Territory also apply to the Jervis Bay Territory (you can find it below, in the next section).

Slot halls are also legal in ACT, and the total number of slots is 5,200. The number of slot halls is not know, because most of them don1t have any online presence whatsoever, but it is estimated to be around 60, quite a lot for only 431 K people. probably the highest gambling club/per capita ratio in all of Australia.

/Comment: Only 60 of these pokies are located within the territory’s only casino, which means there are almost a 100x more gaming machines in clubs./

Gaming venues are not allowed to be open 24/7. They must be closed for at lest 5 hours per day.

Winnings over AUD $1200 are paid by cheque, and the maximum bet per spin is $10 (Australian dollars).

As you can see, all forms of wagering are very well regulated despite the size, probably because of the political importance of this special federal territory.

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation:

 

 

Casino gambling Australian Capital Territory: legal, requires licence, casinos and slot halls

Online casino gambling ACT: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found above, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos ACT: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of the Capital Territory: The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission is responsible for gambling licensing.

The available gambling licenses are:

  • Standard Lottery Permit
  • Calcutta Permit
  • Gaming Function Permit
  • Two-up permit
  • Bingo licence
  • Bookmakers licence
  • Online bookmakers licence

 

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Casino tax Australian Capital Territory: determined by the Casino Control Act 2006 – Section 125 and Section 127

Non-commission based casino tax:

(1) General tax is payable on the noncommission-based profit derived in each month from the operation of the casino.

(2)   The noncommission-based profit derived in a month from the operation of the casino is—SA Lotteries and NSW Lotteries

(a)    if the value of unredeemed chips at the end of the month is greater than the value of unredeemed chips at the beginning of the month:

(T − W)+ (UC2 − UC1)

(b)    if the value of unredeemed chips at the end of the month is less than the value of unredeemed chips at the beginning of the month:

(T − W)− (UC1− UC2)

(3)   The rate at which general tax is payable is 10.9% of the noncommission-based profit derived in the month from the operation of the casino.

(4)   In this section:

chips means chips supplied by the casino licensee for noncommission-based gaming.

noncommission-based gaming means gaming other than commission-based gaming.

T, for a month, means the total amount of revenue the casino licensee receives from noncommission-based gaming in the casino in the month.

UC1, for a month, means the value of unredeemed chips at the beginning of the month.

UC2, for a month, means the value of the unredeemed chips at the end of the month.

W, for a month, means the total amount paid as winnings in relation to non-commission based gaming in the month.

 

Commission-based casino player tax:

(1)   Commission-based player tax is payable on the completed commission-based profit derived in each month from the operation of the casino.

(2)   The completed commission-based profit derived in a month from the operation of the casino is the total profit derived in the month from completed commission-based player schemes (whether or not the profit relates to gaming happening in that month or a previous month) is—

(a)    if the total value at the end of the month of all unredeemed commission-based player chips held by participants after the completion of the schemes is greater than the total value at the beginning of the month of unredeemed commission-based player chips (originally purchased for previous schemes) used in the course of commission-based gaming in relation to the schemes:

(CGA − W)+ (UCC2 − UCC1)

(b)    if the total value at the end of the month of all unredeemed commission-based player chips held by participants after the completion of the schemes is less than the total value at the beginning of the month of unredeemed commission-based player chips (originally purchased for previous schemes) used in the course of commission-based gaming in relation to the schemes:

(CGA − W)− (UCC1− UCC2)

(3)   The rate at which commission-based player tax is payable is 0.9% of the completed commission-based profit derived in the month from the operation of the casino.

(4)   In this section:

CGA, for a month, means the total amount the casino licensee receives in the month from commission-based gaming in the casino under completed commission-based player schemes.

commission-based player chips means chips supplied by the casino licensee for commission-based gaming.

completed commission-based player scheme, in relation to a month, means a commission-based player scheme under which commission-based gaming is completed during the month, whether or not the commission-based gaming started in that month or the previous month.

UCC1, for a month, means the total value at the beginning of the month of unredeemed commission-based player chips (originally purchased for previous schemes) used in the course of commission‑based gaming in relation to commission-based player schemes.

UCC2, for a month, means the total value at the end of the month of all unredeemed commission-based player chips held by participants in completed commission-based player schemes.

W, for a month, means the total amount paid as winnings in relation to completed commission-based player schemes in the month.

 

Betting and wagering tax: 15% of net gaming revenue (if revenue exceeds the threshold of $150,000 per assessment year)

Online wagering and betting tax in the Australian Capital Territory: 15% point of consumption tax applies

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in the Australian Capital Territory: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age ACT: 18+

 

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This is a picture of the main buildings of Casino Canberra, also known as Canberra Casino. This is the only casino in the Australian Capital Territory. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Casino Canberra

1., Casino Canberra, address: 21 Binara St, Canberra ACT 2601

The only casino Central Business District of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. Also, it is the only casino in Australia that doesn’t have any gaming machines. It only has tables.

/Comment: This is actually common in Europe, where the upscale, very high class, “we have a dress code” type of establishments don’t have gaming machines at all, because it is seen as “hoi polloi“. All private VIP only casinos in Europe have tables only (perhaps with a few electronic tables to boot), probably that’s where they got this from. Also, this eases the considerable tax burden, because pokies are usually the most taxed./

All in all, it is a very small casino, the third smallest casino gaming venue in all of Australia. The casino is owned by Aquis Group.

 

Games: no gaming machines, and around 39 tables (Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Baccarat – Dragon Bonus option, blackjack, Canberra Poker*, Pai Gow, poker, Pontoon, roulette) + Money Wheel + an unknown number of electronic roulette tables (sadly no info about it on the website)

They have a poker room, and a TAB sports betting bar as well. There is also a 50 seats “Stadium” with shared live dealers (one live dealer for multiple terminals).

 

*Canberra Poker explanation, tutorial, how to play: A simpler version of poker, fast paced, easy to jump in and out. Easy to learn, poker for casuals. Canberra Poker is a one round variant where players compete against the dealer instead of each other. For a detailed step by step guide, tutorial on how to play, check out the official tutorial from Canberra Casino.

 

Video of Casino Canberra:

 

Opening hours: Casino Canberra is now open seven days a week from Noon until 4am.

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open, except the poker room, which is closed, limited opening hours, see above

 

Dress code: there is an official dress code, it’s casual, there is no info about it on their website, but according to a person officially representing the casino on Tripadvisor it’s the following: 

“Hi there – we don’t have a strict dress code at Casino Canberra. No steel toed boots, or items of clothing that would obscure your face.”*

Source:

*Tripadvisor – Casino Canberra Questions & Answers

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has average reviews online, 3/5, even though this is an average rating, this is the worst rated casino in Australia, most people complain abut the following: 

  • the casino is small (it is, it is the smallest casino in Australia, there are slot clubs, which are bigger)
  • limited tables (very true, even though officially there are 39 tables, only about 5 of them are open during the weekdays, and maybe about 10-15 on the weekends + a few electronic roulette machines)
  • staff is rude and unfriendly
  • bad atmosphere
  • expensive considering what it offers, very high limits at the tables considering the type of clients they attract

 

Jervis Bay Territory

Jervis Bay Territory casinos

The small Jervis Bay Territory only has a population of 391. It doesn’t have a casino and just like other internal territories, it does not have its own local gambling legislation.

Even though JBT is not officially part of the Australian Capital Territory, the laws of the Capital Territory apply here, which includes gambling laws. Therefore, everything I have listed at the ATC section, above, apply here as well.

Jervis Bay doesn’t have any casinos or gambling establishments and currently gambling licenses are not issued here.

 

Casino gambling Jervis Bay Territory: legal, requires licence, casinos and slot halls

Online casino gambling JBT: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found above, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos JBT: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of the Jervis Bay Territory: The Jervis Bay Territory Administration is the closest thing to a gambling licensing agency, but gambling licenses are not issued in the territory

 

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Casino tax Jervis Bay Territory: Australian Capital Territory’s gambling taxation system applies here as well, you can find it in the section above.

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in the Jervis Bay Territory: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age JBT: 18+

 

List of all Jervis Bay Territory casinos
N/A, there aren’t any casinos in the Jervis Bay Territory

 

Northern Territory

Northern Territory casinos

 

Northern Territory is the smallest state of Australia (officially a territory, but everyone consider it the 7th state). The population is only 246,561.

Despite this, NT has two casinos and 5 race tracks:

  • Adelaide River
  • Alice Springs
  • Darwin
  • Katherine
  • Tennant Creek.

 

And there are slot machines in pubs, taverns, inns, hotels and in dedicated pokies clubs as well. The exact number is not known, because most official websites only publish such statistics about the states.

Most of these clubs don’t leave any sort of digital footprint, therefore it’s hard to even make an estimate: but I counted at least 20 slot halls, beside the two casinos. But there are probably more (this is considered quite low, states, except Western Australia, usually have hundreds of clubs, and a higher club per capita ratio).

It is very likely that the maximum number of casinos is also 2. Because due to agreements, the government can not grant another casino licence without the existing casino operators’ consent*. And that is very unlikely to happen.

There is also a cap on the number of gaming machines in the territory, the maximum is 1852. This amount doesn’t include the poker machines in the two casinos. Hotels and pubs can only have up to 20 gaming machines per venue, while clubs (a.k.a. slot halls) can have up to 55.

All establishments, which want to operate slots must have a liquor licence as well.

UPDATE 2021: Interestingly, NT has the highest rate of problem gambling in Australia, according to official government reports*.

 

The main pieces of the gambling legislation in the Northern Territory are:

 

Source:

*Researchgate – The size and growth of the Northern Territory’s Gambling Industry

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation:

 

 

Casino gambling Northern Territory: legal, requires licence, casinos and slot halls

Online casino gambling NT: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found at the top, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos NT: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of the Northern Territory: The NT Racing Commission manages licensing of racing-related activities, and the Director-General of Licensing issues all other forms of gambling licences.

 

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Casino tax Northern Territory: considered to have the lowest online gambling tax, and was, prior to the introduction of point of consumption online gambling taxes, a haven of online gambling service providers in Australia, who all operated from the country, but accepted players from every other state and territory as well.

Gaming machine tax (monthly, based on the gross profits, that is, player losses)

Pokies tax:
UPADATE: In 2017, taxes on pokies were increased 12.91% – 42.91%

+ 10% Community Benefit Levy, payable by hotels, casinos, but not clubs

Lottery tax: 10%

Sports Betting, online wagering tax: 10%

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in the Northern Territory: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age NT: 18+

 

List of all Northern Territory casinos
This is an aerial picture of Mindil Beach Casino Resort, in Darwin City, Northern Territory, Australia. This is the biggest casino of the Northern Territory. This is the first casino on this list of all the NT casinos, you can find the other gaming venues on this list under this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Mindil Beach Casino Resort

1., Mindil Beach Casino Resort, address: Mindil Beach, Gilruth Ave, Darwin City NT 0820

This is the only casino in Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. Also, it is the biggest casino of NT.

The casino is owned by Delaware North currently (formerly it was called SKYCITY Darwin, and it was part of the Skycity Entertainment Group).

The venue is in operation since 1979 (back then it was called the “Don Casino”), and it was one of the first casinos of Australia (for context, the first casino opened in Tasmania in 1973).

 

Games: around 600 gaming machines, and around 30 tables (American Roulette, baccarat, blackjack, Buster Blackjack, Casino War,Chase the Flush, Criss Cross Poker, Money Wheel, Texas Hold’em)

 

Video of Mindil Beach Casino Resort:

 

Opening hours:

Gaming machines:

Monday-Sunday, 10am-4am

 

Tables:

Monday-Thursday: 2pm-3am
Friday: 2pm-4am
Saturday: 12noon-4am
Sunday: 12noon-3am

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: there is no official dress code,but this is an upscale, expensive luxury resort, therefore smart casual or semi formal is expected

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has average reviews online, 4/5,no major problems, the place is really expensive though, be prepared for that, not suitable for anyone lower than upper middle class

This is an aerial picture of Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, an IHG Hotel, in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. This is the biggest casino of the Northern Territory. This is the first casino on this list of all the NT casinos, you can find the other gaming venues on this list, under this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Lasseters Casino

2., Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, an IHG Hotel, address: 93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs, 0870 NT, Australia

The official name is quite the mouthful: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, an IHG Hotel, but obviously nobody uses this IRL. The place is best known as: Lasseters Casino, or Lasseters Hotel, depending on whether you are talking about the accommodations or the gaming venue.

The casino is in operation since 1981, and it is owned by Lasseters International Holdings Pty. Ltd. (hence the name).

The 13,200 ft2 casino floor is bigger than one would expect from a smaller casino.

 

Games: around 300 gaming machines, and around 17 tables (roulette, baccarat, blackjack, various forms of poker, unfortunately very little info is available about the tables on the official website)

They have a TAB sports betting lounge and a keno section as well.

 

Video of Lasseters Casino:

 

Opening hours:

Electronic Gaming:
9am until 4am – Sunday to Tuesday
9am until 5am – Wednesday to Saturday

Table Games:
5pm until 2am – 7 days per week

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: there is no official dress code

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: The casino has average reviews online, 4/5,no major problems

 

Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Ashmore and Cartier Islands casinos

Nobody lives permanently on the Ashmore & Cartier Islands. Therefore, it does not have a local government, or laws, or any gambling legislation. However, federal gambling laws still apply.

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation: N/A

 

 

Casino gambling Ashmore and Cartier Islands: legal, requires licence, casinos and slot halls

Online casino gambling ACI: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found at the top, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos ACI: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands: N/A

 

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Casino tax Ashmore and Cartier Islands: N/A

 

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Legal gambling age ACI: 18+

 

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N/A, there are no casinos on the Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Australian Antarctic Territory

Australian Antarctic Territory casinos

Nobody lives permanently in the Australian Antarctic Territory. Therefore, it does not have a local government, or laws, or any gambling legislation. However, federal gambling laws still apply.

FUN FACT: Even though Australia’s claims are not officially recognized, and nobody can officially own Antarctica (due to international agreements). Australia’s claims are the biggest, claiming 42% of the entire frozen continent, a significantly larger territory than the entirety Australia.

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation: N/A

 

 

Casino gambling Australian Antarctic Territory: legal, requires licence, casinos and slot halls

Online casino gambling AAT: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found at the top, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos AAT: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of the Australian Antarctic Territory: N/A

 

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Casino tax Australian Antarctic Territory: N/A

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in the Australian Antarctic Territory: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age AAT: 18+

 

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N/A, there are no casinos in the Australian Antarctic Territory

Christmas Island

Christmas Island casinos

Christmas Island is a tiny territory with a population of only 1,800. Despite this, the territory was home to the $34 million Christmas Island Casino and Resort, which operated between 1993 and 1998. That was the first and last casino on the island.

The project was subsidized by the Australian government to try to offset the unemployment and poverty created by cessation of phosphate mining on the island in 1987.

As of 2011, the resort has re-opened but without the casino, and there is no casino in the territory currently.

It is unknown if there are slot halls, pokies clubs on the island, if you know, please drop a comment below, thank you.

The main piece of the gambling legislation are:

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation: Casino Control Ordinance 1988, UPDATE: no longer in force, now the main piece of the legislation is Christmas Island Gambling (Clubs) Ordinance 1978.

 

Casino gambling Christmas Island: legal, requires licence, casinos and slot halls

Online casino gambling CI: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found at the top, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos CI: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of the Christmas Island:

Gambling licenses are issued by the Administrator of the Territory of Christmas Island. They don’t have any website, and I don’t know how to contact them. If you have any contact info, please share it in the comments section.

 

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Casino tax Christmas Island: there is no casino tax, there a fixed license fees instead

 

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Legal gambling age CI: 18+

 

List of all Christmas Island casinos

N/A, there isn’t any casino in the territory since 1998

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) Islands casinos

Cocos Islands is a very small territory with a population of only 544. The territory does not have its own gambling commission, or gambling laws, it is jointly administered with Western Australia (counts as a shire of Western Australia, in terms of gambling laws).

Therefore, the gambling laws of Western Australia (the strictest gambling laws in the Commonwealth) apply on the Cocos Islands as well. You can see the casino gambling laws of Western Australia above.

Cocos Islands doesn’t have a casino, or a slot hall (slot halls are actually illegal according to the Western Australian gambling legislation, only casinos are allowed).

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation: Western Australia’s gambling legislation applies to this territory

 

Casino gambling Cocos Islands: legal, requires licence, casinos only

Online casino gambling CC: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found at the top, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos CC: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of the Cocos Islands: You can apply for a gambling license specific to Cocos Islands here.n.

 

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Casino tax Cocos Islands: Western Australia’s casino tax regime applies to the Keeling islands

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in the Cocos Islands: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age CC: 18+

 

List of all Cocos Islands casinos

N/A, there isn’t any casino in the territory

Coral Sea Islands

Coral Sea Islands casinos

Only 4 people live permanently on the Coral Sea Islands (as of 2018, the date of the last census, all of these people live on Willis Island, and all are owned by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology).

The territory does not have a local gambling legislation. However, federal gambling laws still apply.

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation: Casino Control Ordinance 1988, UPDATE: no longer in force, now the main piece of the legislation is Christmas Island Gambling (Clubs) Ordinance 1978.

 

Casino gambling Christmas Island: legal, requires licence, casinos and slot halls

Online casino gambling CI: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found at the top, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos CI: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of the Christmas Island:

Gambling licenses are issued by the Administrator of the Territory of Christmas Island. They don’t have any website, and I don’t know how to contact them. If you have any contact info, please share it in the comments section.

 

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Casino tax Christmas Island: there is no casino tax, there a fixed license fees instead

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in the Christmas Island: not taxed

 

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List of all Christmas Island casinos

N/A, there isn’t any casino in the territory since 1998

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Heard Island and McDonald Islands casinos

The territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands doesn’t have a permanent population. Therefore, it does not have a local gambling legislation. However, federal gambling laws still apply.

 

Main pieces of the gambling legislation: Heard Island and McDonald Islands doesn’t have a gambling legislation, federal laws still apply

 

Casino gambling Heard Island and McDonald Islands: legal, requires licence, casinos and slot halls

Online casino gambling HIM: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found at the top, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos HIM: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of the Heard Island and McDonald Islands: licenses are not issued, there is no regulatory, licensing body

 

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Casino tax Heard Island and McDonald Islands: Heard Island and McDonald Islands doesn’t have any gambling taxation system in place

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in the Heard Island and McDonald Islands: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age HIM: 18+

 

List of all Heard Island and McDonald Islands casinos

N/A, there isn’t any casino in the territory

Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island casinos

Norfolk Island doesn’t have a casino, or a slot hall. In fact, this is one of the selling points of the island:

“Norfolk is a boutique tourist destination so if you are a fan of casinos, poker machines, gambling and night clubs, this place is likely to disappoint you as all we have to offer is peace and security.”*

However, Norfolk Islands did play quite a big role in the online casino sector of Australia. For a long time, the island served as a tax haven for Australian online gambling sites. The territory offered the lowest online gambling taxes in all of Australia, providing all online gambling platforms a legal way to avoid the higher taxes in the other jurisdictions of the Commonwealth.

Before the introduction of point-of-consumption taxes in Australia, gambling taxes only had to paid in the Norfolk Island, in the state the company was registered in (no longer true, now there are point of consumption taxes in all sates, usually 10-15%, see above).

Most Australian online gambling companies were registered and licensed here from 1998 (with the introduction of the Gaming Supervision Act, no longer in effect) all the way up until the introduction of the point of consumption online gambling taxes (around 2014, depending on the state, they were introduced because of this tax evasion method), and the subsequent scandal in 2016.

The Norfolk Island Gaming Authority (no longer in operation after the scandal) was an independent statutory authority, which had the power to issue gambling and online gambling licenses (and the online gambling licenses were valid for all of Australia).

In 2016, when independent third-party probing revealed that it was a farce, and there was no regulatory oversight at all. Basically, the licenses they issued were just pieces of paper, with no actual licensing and regulatory processes behind them**. It was shut down shortly afterwards.

Gambling licensing ceased on the island after the scandal, and hasn’t been reinstated ever since.

 

Sources:

*Aloha Apartments – Norfolk Islands

**The Guardian – Norfolk Island body issuing Australian gambling licences to be shut down

 

Main pieces of casino gambling legislation in Norfolk Island: N/A

 

Casino gambling Norfolk Island: legal, requires licence, no casinos currently

Online casino gambling NI: illegal since 2001, players are not prosecuted (legal to play, illegal for companies to offer real-money games for Australians, details can be found above, in the online casino section)

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos NI: not specifically regulated

 

Social gambling (e.g.: poker among friends) is legal, as long as money is not involved (you can only play with tokens, not real money).

 

Regulatory, licensing body of Norfolk Island: no licensing authority since the 2016 scandal

 

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Casino tax Norfolk Island: no casino tax

 

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Legal gambling age NI: 18+

 

 

Crypto, bitcoin casinos in the Commonwealth of Australia

Legal status: not specifically regulated, no bitcoin casinos

 

Cryptocurrencies are treated as property in Australia, according to Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act. This means that they can not be accepted as currency by any of the brick & mortar casinos in Australia.

Consequently, there aren’t any bitcoin casinos in the country.

Even the online gambling websites licensed in Australia can not accept alternative digital currencies for the same reason.

However, bitcoin gambling is not actually illegal. Therefore, when you are playing online, in a foreign online casino, you can use cryptocurrencies freely (and there is a list of online gambling websites below, which accept bitcoin and litecoin, and Australia players).

 

 

Other forms of online gambling in Australia

Online gambling is legal in Australia in the sense that locals are free to play on any online gambling site available to them; it is only online gambling operators who are restricted from allowing Australians to play on their sites. This leaves plenty of offshore online casinos to choose from. However, that is not the only option for Australian gamblers looking to play online.

While it is illegal to offer online casino gambling services to Australian residents, online sports betting has a different legal status. Sports betting operators may legally offer their services within the country, as long as they comply with gambling regulations and acquire the necessary permits.

The reason for the lack of prohibition on online sports betting lies in the wording of the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001. Often considered to be Australia’s online gambling regulation, it does not ban all forms of online gambling, but rather interactive gambling. Sports betting is not considered interactive if bets are made prior to the sports event, which means only “live”, in-play betting is prohibited. Still, it is not illegal for Australian gamblers to wager on sport events through international online sports betting sites, should they wish for more variety.

The legal status of online lottery games is by and large the same as that of online sports betting. Australian lotteries – of which there are quite a few – may legally sell lottery tickets online. However, it is illegal to offer “instant win” games such as scratchcards online, as that is considered interactive gambling.

The Interactive Gambling Act also states that gambling includes not only games of pure chance, but games of mixed chance and skill as well (e.g. poker).

 

Problem gambling

Gambling has been one of the most popular pastimes in Australia since the 1700s. An estimated 80% of all Australian adults partake in some form of gambling. The government has been trying to restrict Australians’ access to gambling for many years, albeit with little success. The reasoning behind the stricter gambling regulation of the recent years (namely the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act) is to hamper problem gambling in the country.

According to government estimates, problem gambling affects about 500 000 Australians, as well as their families.* The most important form of gambling in Australia is, in this regard, video poker – or as it is locally called, pokies (or poker machines). One in six people regularly playing with video poker machines is considered to be seriously addicted to gambling. With Australia’s high gambling rate, this amounts to a serious issue.

Still, there are doubts whether the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 reached its goal. At the moment, Australian players can still play online freely (on foreign online gambling sites), and only local companies are restricted from engaging in the activity. This is obviously not a real solution, but because of legal reasons, the hands of the Australian government are tied, and this is unlikely to change.

 

*Source: Problem Gambling (Australian Government)

 

The future of casinos in Australia

It is apparent that, though gambling in Australia is thoroughly regulated, gambling laws did not have the desired effect on problem gambling and the Australian casino industry. There have been many calls for a reform of gambling regulation.

There have been news of a strange turn of events regarding the legal status of ganbling, specifically pokies, in Australia. The firm Maurice Blackburn is said to be looking into taking legal action against video poker machines in the whole country. Their claim is that these machines were designed to be deceitful and addictive, which makes them inherently illegal. *

While pokies definitely constitute a risk to the Australian society through their addictive nature, some consider these legal claims to be utter nonsense. “That’s like saying that a car is designed to run out of petrol, or a car is designed to exceed the speed limit – it’s just not true.” – stated chief executive of Gamin Technologies Australia, Ross Ferrar.

We have yet to see the results of targeting video poker machines in this way. Should Australia succeed in diminishing problem gambling and its adverse consequences, the country may adopt a more liberal view regarding online gambling.

There have been initiatives to override the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001, already considered to be outdated. A five year trial period of permitting online poker in Australia was proposed but promptly denied as well. As Senator Conroy stated, a nationwide standard for consumer protection is necessary prior to the legalisation of online casino gambling in Australia.**

 

*Source: Legal Action Targets Poker Machines in Australia (Calvin Ayre)

**Source: Conroy push for gambling harm plan (The Sidney Morning Herald)

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from the Australia:

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Simon’s Guide to Online Casinos in Australia is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide.

 

Last updated: 2021-07-23

 

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Kiva helps young entrepreneurs in developing countries, which is an issue close to my heart for obvious reasons. If you have the means, please sign up with the revolutionary non-profit company Kiva.org and help people lift themselves out of poverty, through hard-work, and an initial investment (non-profit loan). These non-profit loans encourage entrepreneurship and hard work instead of creating a dependent class that is afraid to get a job, or start a business (because if they did, they would no longer get support and free money, disincentivezing hard work and entrepreneurship). This is the right way to fight poverty in developing countries (or anywhere else really), and if this is something you are interested in, and if you would like to know more, or to help out, please check out Kiva.org here. Thank you!
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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Australia
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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Australia
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A guide to the legal status of casino gambling (online and brick & mortar) in Australia. Includes a list of online gambling websites accepting Aussie players, and info, details of all 20 land-based casinos in all 6 states and 10 territories.
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Simon András Péter (SimonTheSorcerer)
Simon's Online Casino Gambling Blog
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