The Gambling Regulation Act 2003 specifies certain rules that must be followed when running a casino. For example, if you are looking to operate a lotto business, you must first obtain the necessary licence from the Department of Internal Affairs. The Gambling Act 2003 also governs prize competitions, instant games, and gaming machines that are operated outside casinos.
This Act also imposes restrictions on betting advertisements. They cannot be displayed on roads or on public transport, and must be placed at least 150 metres from schools. These regulations also apply to outdoor billboards and associated infrastructure like railway stations, bridges, and noise walls. The Gambling Regulation Act 2003 also prohibits betting advertisements on public transport.
The Act also prohibits gambling advertisements during live sport broadcasts, and during a live sporting event. In addition, betting advertisements are prohibited for five minutes before and five minutes after a live event. The Act also prohibits live odds promotion during the hours between 5 am and 8.30 pm. There are some exceptions, however. Advertisements for lotteries and racing are exempt from these restrictions.
Subsection (3) outlines the general scheme of the Act. However, you should not take the information contained in this subsection as legal advice. It is merely a guide. You should always seek legal advice from competent legal counsel.