Under section 63 of the Gambling Control Act 2022 (GCA), a licensee is required to obtain the approval of the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) for any place or premises to be used in connection with providing gambling service.
In determining whether any place or premises can be an approved gambling venue, GRA would consider the following:
(a) the desirability of the proposed gambling venue in maintaining the cultural interest and social wellbeing of the community in the area concerned;
(b) the level of criminal activity in the vicinity of the proposed gambling venue; and
(c) whether it is otherwise contrary to the public interest for the approval to be granted to the applicant.