Australian venues advised to ensure compliance on Anzac Day

NSW liquor regulators are reminding venues to prioritise safety and responsible service for Anzac Day crowds and two-up games.

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As Anzac Day approaches, Liquor & Gaming NSW is urging licensed venues across the state to prepare adequately, and implement proper measures to ensure safe and responsible commemorations.

Managing larger than normal crowds and the traditional game of two-up pose additional challenges for pubs and clubs on 25 April.

While two-up is typically illegal as an unregulated form of gambling, it is legally permitted on Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and Victory in the Pacific Day as a tribute to World War I veterans.

Jane Lin, Liquor & Gaming NSW Executive Director of Regulatory Operations, said: “Two-up is a great Australian tradition and a way for people to come together at pubs and clubs to enjoy the Anzac spirit. While venues do not need a permit to host two-up, they are encouraged to fully understand and observe the traditional rules of the coin-tossing game.”

Lin added: “Licensed venues are reminded to properly manage potential risks linked to larger crowds, increased rates of intoxication, gambling disputes, extended high volume trading and special Anzac Day liquor promotions.”

This advisory from Liquor & Gaming NSW comes amid their continued efforts to uphold regulatory standards in the gambling industry. Earlier this year, the regulator imposed fines totalling AU$210,000 (US$136,674) on Betr for illegal gambling advertisements, marking the largest fine ever issued in NSW history for this offence.

Liquor & Gaming NSW has implemented a new fine structure in response to an increase in fines issued since 2016.

With Anzac Day celebrations approaching, licensed venues are urged to prioritise safety and compliance to ensure a respectful and enjoyable commemoration.

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