Section 7 of the Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 (NSW) is concerned with Lawful Forms of Gambling and is set out below.
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7 Lawful forms of gambling
This Act does not prohibit any of the following:
(a) conducting a totalizator, or conducting any betting activity, under the authority of a licence granted under the Totalizator Act 1997,
(a1) processing bets in accordance with section 9A or 9B of the Totalizator Act 1997,
(b) conducting or participating in a lottery activity or a game of chance (within the meaning of the Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901) that is authorised under that Act,
(c) conducting or participating in a public lottery (within the meaning of the Public Lotteries Act 1996) that is authorised under that Act,
(d) conducting or participating in a game of two-up that is lawful under the Gambling (Two-up) Act 1998,
(e) gambling carried on in a casino that is licensed under the Casino Control Act 1992,
(f) keeping or operating an approved gaming machine within the meaning of the Gaming Machines Act 2001 in a hotel or on the premises of a registered club in accordance with that Act,
(g) exhibiting any device for promotional purposes if the device:
(i) is exhibited by the holder of a dealer’s licence or seller’s licence within the meaning of the Gaming Machines Act 2001, and
(ii) is exhibited with the approval of the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority and in compliance with any conditions to which the approval is subject, and
(iii) is designed to be used to play a game that could lawfully be played by means of an approved gaming machine within the meaning of the Gaming Machines Act 2001, and
(iv) is not used for the purposes of gambling,
(h) the possession, keeping, use or operation of a gaming machine within the meaning of the Gaming Machines Act 2001 in the circumstances referred to in section 8 of that Act.
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