Section 32 Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 | Operating Gambling Premises


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The Legislation

Section 32 of the Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 (NSW) is concerned with Operating Gambling Premises and is set out below.

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32 Using premises as gambling premises – offence by operator

(1) The operator of any premises must not knowingly allow the premises to be used as gambling premises. Maximum penalty:
for a first offence–50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months (or both),
for a second or subsequent offence–500 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years (or both).
(2) For the purposes of this section, a person is the “operator” of premises if the person:
(a) is employed by, or is acting for or on behalf of, the owner or occupier of the premises, or
(b) has the care or management of the premises, or
(c) is, in any manner, conducting a business on the premises.