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Jagging the Joker in Queensland


OLGR compliance officers are finding an increasing number of licensees throughout Queensland are unaware they cannot require participants to pay an entry fee to the Jag the Joker game. Licensees who conduct this game at their venue must ensure that entry to the game is free. The game, known as Jag the Joker or Jokers Wild, is classed as a category 4 promotional game under the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999.

'Jag the Joker', or 'Jokers Wild', is the name typically given to a promotional game popular in many hotels and clubs throughout Queensland.


The Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999 allows a promotional game to be conducted by a publican or a club licensee. By definition, a promotional game is a game conducted to promote goods and services.



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