Section 15 Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 | Possession and Use of Prohibited Gaming Device


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The Legislation

Section 15 of the Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 (NSW) is concerned with Possession and Use of Prohibited Gaming Device and is set out below.

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15 Possession and use of prohibited gaming device

(1) A person must not:
(a) possess a prohibited gaming device, or
(b) permit the use or operation of a prohibited gaming device.
Maximum penalty:
in the case of a corporation–500 penalty units,
in any other case–50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months (or both) for a first offence, and 500 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years (or both) for a second or subsequent offence.
(2) In determining the amount of any penalty for an offence under this section, the court is to take into account the number of prohibited gaming devices involved in the commission of the offence.