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GAMING MACHINES ACT 2001 - SECT 153
Granting of links licences
(1) The Minister may, after considering an application under Part 12 for a
(a) grant a links licence to the person making the
(b) refuse to grant a links licence.
(2) The Minister may
grant a links licence subject to any conditions determined by the Minister and
specified in the links licence.
(2A) Any subsidiary equipment to be used in
connection with a linked gaming system that has, under the terms of the
links licence, been approved by the Minister is taken to be
subsidiary equipment approved by the Authority for that purpose.
deciding whether to grant a links licence, the Minister may have regard to the
(a) the need to balance the public interest with private
sector commercial interests,
(b) whether the integrity and regularity of the
operation of the linked gaming system can be ensured,
(c) the need to provide
flexibility in respect of commercial gaming activities,
(d) the need to
provide equal opportunities for hotels, or for clubs, to participate in the
linked gaming system concerned, including those hotels or club premises
situated in remote areas.
(6) Subsection (5) does not limit the factors that
the Minister may take into account in determining whether or not to grant a
(7) A links licence may be granted to one person or 2 or more
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