Online Gambling

Online Gambling in Norfolk Island

Online Gambling in Norfolk Island started in 1998 with the Gaming Supervision Act 1998. The act established the Norfolk Island Gaming Authority as an independent statutory authority which has the power to regulate and enforce the Norfolk Island's gaming and licensing legislation.

The Authority's principal functions include the approval and regulation of gaming and bookmaking operations. The Authority enforces a strict regulatory regime that provides high standards of gaming administration and control for the world market.

The authority limits its gaming licenses and does not issue multiple gaming licenses. Interactive gaming license and Bookmakers gaming license are the two types of licenses issued by the Norfolk Island gaming Authority.

Interactive gaming refers to the casino type of games while the bookmakers gaming refers to the event betting, racing and sports. The regulations of the Norfolk Island Gaming Authority are similar to that of Australia's gaming authority.

About Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

The island is part of the Commonwealth of Australia, but it enjoys a large degree of self-governance. Together with two neighboring islands, it forms one of Australia's external territories.

Norfolk Island covers an area of 34.6 square kilometers (about 13.3 square miles). As of 2009, it has a population of around 2,141 only.