Section 19 Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 | Possessing Unlawful Gambling Aids


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The Legislation

Section 19 of the Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 (NSW) is concerned with Possessing Unlawful Gambling Aids and is set out below.

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19 Possession of unlawful gambling aids and documents connected with unlawful gambling

(1) A person who is in possession of an article or money that may reasonably be suspected of being an unlawful gambling aid 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–500 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years (or both).
(2) A person is not guilty of an offence under subsection (1) if the person proves that he or she did not know, or could not reasonably be expected to know, that the article or money concerned was an unlawful gambling aid.
(3) A person who is in possession of any documents or other records, including any computer records, devices or programs, that are kept or used in connection with, or that relate to, any form of gambling prohibited by or under this Act is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months (or both).