Types of licences for gaming employees

You will need a licence to work in the gaming industry as a:

  • gaming nominee
  • gaming repairer
  • key monitoring employee
  • wagering key person
  • lottery key person
  • Keno employee.

Note: You are no longer required to hold a gaming employee licence to work in the club and hotel industries. The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) will no longer accept applications for this licence; however, individuals who wish to work in the gaming industry and carry out gaming duties or tasks must still complete a responsible service of gambling (RSG) course.

Gaming nominee

A gaming nominee is an employee performing a managerial role at a venue and is responsible for the conduct of gaming on a particular gaming site.

Find out how to apply for a gaming nominee licence.

Gaming repairer

A gaming repairer licence authorises an individual to install and repair gaming machines in clubs and hotels in Queensland.

Find out how to apply for a gaming repairer licence.

Key monitoring employee

A key monitoring employee is an individual employed by a licensed monitoring operator (LMO) who:

  • occupies or acts in a managerial position or carries out managerial functions in relation to the monitoring operations
    or
  • is in a position to affect or significantly influence the operations
    or
  • occupies or acts in a position designated in the operator's approved control system as a key position.

Find out how to apply for a key monitoring employee licence.

Wagering key person

A wagering key person is a key employee of an authority operator who:

  • occupies or acts in a managerial position or carries out managerial functions in relation to any operations conducted under the relevant wagering authority
    or
  • is in a position to affect or significantly influence any operations
    or
  • occupies or acts in a position designated in the authority operator's approved control system as a key position.

Find out how to apply for a wagering key person licence.

Lottery key person

A lottery key person is an individual who:

  • occupies or acts in a managerial position or carries out managerial functions in relation to the primary licensee's operations
    or
  • is in a position to affect or significantly influence the operations conducted under the primary licence
    or
  • occupies or acts, in a position designated in the lottery operator's control system as a key position (for a lottery employee of a lottery operator).

Find out how to apply for a lottery key person licence.

Keno employee

A Keno employee licence is required to be held by persons employed by the company or person contracted by the government to conduct Keno in Queensland. Venue employees who sell Keno products are not required to hold a Keno employee licence.

Find out how to apply for a Keno employee licence.