On 11 August 2023, the NSW Government announced an in principle agreement with The Star on casino duty rates. This agreement replaces the December 2022 proposal by the NSW Government. Read more about the August 2023 announcement.

On 17 December 2022, the NSW Government announced its intention to increase duty rates applied to casinos.

The intended changes are estimated to raise an additional $364 million over three years from 2023-24 to 2025-26.

The increases are intended to apply to the duty rates payable by the Star and Crown casinos in Sydney.

The new duty rates are intended to commence on 1 July 2023 as follows:

  • Non-Rebate Duty Rate from 17.91 per cent to 20.25 per cent. The current 2 per cent Responsible Gambling Levy (RGL) will remain in effect
  • Rebate Duty Rate from 10 per cent to 12.5 per cent
  • Poker Machine Duty Rate from 20.91 per cent to the following tiered schedule:

Monthly Net Revenue

(Applied per gaming machine)

Duty Rate

Less than $2,666


$2,666 or more and less than $6,667


$6,667 or more and less than $12,500


$12,500 or more


The intended duty rate changes will apply only to the duty rates specified in the relevant Duty and Responsible Gambling Levy Agreement for each casino and will not otherwise amend the relevant agreements between the casinos and the NSW Government. The Government will move ahead with its plans and will undertake further consultation on the implementation.

Last updated: 11/08/2023