Section 12 Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 | Organising Unlawful Game


Section 12 of the Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 (NSW) is concerned with Organising Unlawful Game and is set out below.

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The Legislation

12 Organising unlawful game

(1) A person must not:
(a) organise or conduct, or assist in organising or conducting, an unlawful game, or
(b) receive a percentage or share from any amount wagered on an unlawful game.
Maximum penalty:
for a first offence–50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months (or both),
for a second or subsequent offence–100 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years (or both).

(2) A person who acts as a look-out, door attendant or guard in respect of any premises at which an unlawful game is organised or conducted is taken to have assisted in organising or conducting the game unless the person proves that he or she did not know, or could not reasonably be expected to have known, that the unlawful game was being organised or conducted.