There are several kinds of gaming licences and permits in Tasmania, each authorising a different kind of gaming activity.
A Licensed Premises Gaming Licence
allows an entity to operate keno or keno and gaming machines in a licence premises such as a hotel or club.
Gaming conducted for the benefit of not-for-profit organisations or charitable purposes must comply with the relevant rules and conditions for Minor Gaming. This usually requires a Minor Gaming Permit
Individuals wishing to manufacture, sell or supply gaming machines, gaming machine games and gaming equipment; or service, repair, test or maintain gaming equipment need to apply for listing on the Roll of Recognised Manufacturers, Suppliers and Testers of Gaming Equipment.
A Foreign Games Permit allows the selling of tickets in a game or lottery in Tasmania where there is an approval for that game or lottery to be run in another jurisdiction. The provider must be licensed to operate the game or lottery in the other jurisdiction.
A Tasmanian Gaming Licence allows the holder to conduct gaming activities including by means of a telecommunications device (such as internet gaming). Activities that fall under a Tasmanian Gaming Licence include sports betting, simulated gaming, betting exchange, race wagering, totalizator and major lotteries.
The Gaming Control Act 1993
does not provide for the conduct in Tasmania of online poker, or any other internet based gaming activities apart from those listed above. As such, the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission cannot consider applications for a Tasmanian Gaming Licence for these games.
The Commission has exempted certain games from requiring approval, including tipping competitions, certain raffles and margin tickets.