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Serious penalties apply for illegal sale or possession of gaming machines

Liquor & Gaming NSW (L&GNSW) has recently identified a number of online sales of used gaming machines being promoted as 'man cave' furniture, prompting concerns about their potential use for illegal gambling.

NSW residents are warned that the Gaming Machines Act 2001 imposes serious penalties, including fines and imprisonment, for illegal possession or sale of gaming machines.  

It is against the law to be in possession of a poker gaming machine in NSW unless properly authorised, with maximum potential penalties of up to $11,000 and or 12 months imprisonment applying.

Members of the public are advised not to purchase gaming machines if found advertised.

Any member of the public in possession of a gaming machine should immediately report it to L&GNSW to avoid potential prosecution.

Suspect gaming machine sales can be reported for investigation on 02 9995 0837 or complaints@olgr.nsw.gov.au

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