Section 34 Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 | Being on Gambling Premises


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The Legislation

Section 34 of the Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 (NSW) is concerned with Being on Gambling Premises and is set out below.

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34 Offence of being on gambling premises

(1) A person who is found on, or who is found entering or leaving, gambling premises is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty:
for a first offence–50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months (or both),
for a second or subsequent offence–100 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years (or both).
(2) A person is not guilty of an offence under this section if the person proves that he or she was on, or was entering, the gambling premises for a lawful purpose or excuse.