Section 36 Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 | Occupier of Gambling Premises


Section 36 of the Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 (NSW) is concerned with Occupier of Gambling Premises and is set out below.

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The Legislation

36 Declared gambling premises – offence by occupier

(1) The occupier of declared gambling premises is guilty of an offence if the premises are used as gambling premises while the declaration is in force. 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 this section if the person did not know (or could not reasonably be expected to have known) that the premises were declared gambling premises.