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Section 11A Unlawful Gambling Act 1998
Promoting Remote Access Betting Facility

Section 11A of the Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 (NSW) is concerned with Promoting Remote Access Betting Facility and is set out below.

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11A Offence of providing remote access betting facilities

(1) A person must not make a remote access betting facility available in a public place for use by persons frequenting that place. Maximum penalty:
(a) for a first offence, 200 penalty units (in the case of an offence committed by a corporation) or 100 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years or both (in the case of an offence committed by an individual), or
(b) for a second or subsequent offence, 1,000 penalty units (in the case of an offence committed by a corporation) or 500 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years or both (in the case of an offence committed by an individual).

(2) This section does not apply to a remote access betting facility used for betting or facilitating betting on a totalizator or betting activity conducted under the authority of a licence or approval under the Totalizator Act 1997.

(3) In this section:”public place” means a place that the public, or a section of the public, is entitled to use or that is open to, or is being used by, the public or a section of the public (whether on payment of money, by virtue of membership of a club or other body, or otherwise) and, without limitation, includes the premises of a registered club under the Registered Clubs Act 1976 and licensed premises under the Liquor Act 2007.”remote access betting facility” means any device (such as a computer terminal or telephone) that is for use primarily or exclusively for betting on any event or contingency or for facilitating betting on any event or contingency.

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