Casinos in Australia are primarily regulated by State government regulators and law enforcement agencies. Each State and Territory has a relevant Casino Control Act (or similar legislation) under which casino licences have been issued. There are currently 14 casino Licences on issue in Australia, with a process underway for the expected development of an integrated resort and casino in northern Queensland. A casino Licence permits the relevant casino to typically offer traditional table games and gaming machines.
We advise in relation to casino licence obligations, junket arrangements, regulatory reviews, investigations and enforcement action, responsible gambling practices, anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing, internal controls and risk management and product approvals.