Northern Territory is home to just two physical casinos, in Alice Springs and Darwin respectively. Given the scale of the region, this could be a pretty long way to travel for the occasional bet for most people. No surprise then that so many choose to gamble online and on mobile. But is it legal to gamble in this way?
The answer, wherever you are in Australia, is ‘yes’. Players are free to gamble on casinos, sports betting sites, online slots and a range of other gambling games, with incentives and bonus packages designed to attract Australian players. There is some legislation in this area, enforced by the Licensing Commission, but this deals purely with casino providers, ignoring players who remain at liberty to gamble as they please.
Some have expressed concern that the government want to tighten up these laws further, which they fear might restrict citizens from gambling in future. There are no signs that this is the case, and in any event Australian authorities would find it incredibly difficult to prevent legal, legitimate offshore casinos from attracting Australian players. In a nutshell, there is no cause for concern when it comes to gambling in the Northern Territory.