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Casino licensing

Casino licensing in Queensland is a complex process. Usually the Queensland Government will call for submissions by placing an advertisement worldwide, calling for expression of interest.

A comprehensive brief to applicants document is issued to interested parties. Submissions must contain information on the organisation wishing to establish the casino. After the government has selected a preferred applicant, negotiations will begin with completion of the casino complex and the awarding of the licence usually taking some years to finalise.

Legislation

Casinos operate under the following legislation:

Casino licence holders

  • Breakwater Island Limited (The Ville Resort - Casino)
  • Destination Brisbane Consortium Integrated Resort Operations Pty Ltd (The Star, Brisbane)
  • The Star Entertainment QLD Custodian Pty Ltd (The Star Gold Coast)
  • The Star Entertainment QLD Limited (Treasury Brisbane)
  • Reef Corporate Services Limited (Reef Hotel Casino)

Licences for casino employees

Casino employee licence

Find out how to apply for a casino employee licence on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).

Casino key employee licence

Find out how to apply for a casino key employee licence on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).

Resources for casino licensees

Compliance forms

Resource manual

Code of practice

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