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Services › Casino and Non-Casino Gaming › Licensed Promoters
The Gambling Act 2003 makes provision for licensed promoters.
A licensed promoter means a person who is granted a licence to promote a Class 3 gambling activity on behalf of a society. In general, Class 3 gambling includes lotteries, prize competitions and other gambling for community fundraising purposes where prizes exceed $5000 in value. A society is a non-commercial association.
Under the Act, the licensing of licensed promoters is the responsibility of the Department of Internal Affairs.
There are no Licensed Promoters currently licensed by the Department.
- Engaging a Licensed Promoter
- Regulations for Licensed Promoters
- Licensed Promoter Forms
Engaging a Licensed PromoterA society may pay a licensed promoter to promote licensed Class 3 gambling, which is not conducted regularly, on its behalf. The payment (or 'reward') made to a promoter must not exceed the amount applied to authorised purposes from the promotion or an amount prescribed by the regulations.
A society must not engage a licensed promoter unless their relationship is covered by a licensed promoter’s agreement. The regulations prescribe the content of this agreement. A licensed promoter must not promote a Class 3 gambling activity on behalf of a society unless the society has obtained a Class 3 operator’s licence to conduct the gambling activity.
Regulations for Licensed PromotersThe activities of licensed promoters are regulated by the Gambling (Licensed Promoters) Regulations 2005, which came into force on 1 August 2005.
- prescribe the content of a licensed promoter’s agreement;
- specify the maximum reward that may be paid to a licensed promoter for undertaking a promotion;
- provide that a licensed promotion may be supervised by a gambling inspector or a member of the police; and
- provide for various audits of a licensed promoter’s trust account.