Bingo is regarded as minor gaming and may be conducted for fundraising purposes by community or charitable purposes. A State and Territory License is typically required to operate a bingo centre in the relevant jurisdiction.
In most Australian jurisdictions, poker (outside of a casino) is typically permitted provided that no person gains a percentage or share of the amounts wagered.
Social gaming with no prize money being either money or money’s worth does not require any licence given that it is not regarded as gambling under Federal, State and Territory law. Similarly, a skill game with no element of chance is also not generally considered gambling and does not require any licence.
We advise clients in relation to each of these key areas.