Sports / TAB Bar

The Cessnock Leagues Club TAB Lounge is located next to the main bar with easy access through the main lounge.

The TAB Lounge features:

  • 23 Screens including live racing, upcoming race lists, and live sports feeds
  • 2 TAB Self Serve Terminals
  • TAB promotions

Visit for all the latest promotions.

Please remember to Think! About your gambling choices, and if you or anyone you know needs help, please contact the National Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 or visit

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy

The objective of this policy is to ensure that all Employees are aware of their legal obligations when working in the supply of alcohol to Members and their Guests.

The Club prides itself on being a responsible supplier of alcohol by establishing and enforcing best practice policies and procedures promoting the harm minimisation of alcohol abuse. Accordingly the Club prohibits the supply of alcohol to minors or those showing signs of intoxication under the following criteria.

No liquor to minors.
Non-alcoholic or low-alcoholic beverages are provided for and are priced lower than full strength beverages.
Water is available on a complimentary basis and regularly refilled.
No admission permitted to intoxicated patrons.
Refusal of service to intoxicated patrons.
The Club seeks to create an environment that discourages drunken, disruptive or violent behaviour.
The Club does not seek to encourage rapid or excessive consumption of alcohol through pricing.
If a customer is refused service, a Supervisor will politely explain to the patron that the premises cannot legally serve alcohol to the point of intoxication.

Signs Of Intoxication
Listed below are general signs that a patron maybe intoxicated:
A notable change in behaviour (especially towards anti-social or inappropriate behaviour).
Slurring of, or mistakes in, speech.
Clumsiness; knocking things over (like a drink or an ashtray) or fumbling with change.
A significant loss of co-ordination (usually swaggering or swaying).
A degree of confusion, a lack of understanding or ability to hear, and a difficulty in responding.
Physical signs include vomiting, tiredness, violent and abusive language.

Strategies To Prevent Intoxication
Prominently display harm minimisation signage.
Promote low-alcohol liquor and other non-alcoholic drinks and provide quality food.
Develop and display house policies.
Avoid unacceptable and illegal liquor promotions.
Provide transport options.
Provide security when appropriate.
Provide quality entertainment.
Promote and provide staff training.

Management & Staff:
Inform patrons and staff of their legal obligations regarding the supplying of liquor to intoxicated people and expected behaviour from patrons.
Intervene tactfully and peacefully.
Seek assistance from the patron’s friends.

Politely refuse service and explain why.
Interact with patrons.
Ensure consistent standards of service.

Breach Of Policy
The Club has an obligation to consistently apply and enforce this policy. Likewise, employees must comply with this policy. Any employee who breaches this policy shall be subject to counselling and/or disciplinary action, which may include termination of employment.
Furthermore Employees carry a legal responsibility to ensure that they are adequately trained and possess a current RSA Certificate. Legal penalties for breaches of RSA Policies include:

  • Permit intoxication or indecent, violent or quarrelsome behaviour; Maximum Penalty $2,000.
  • Sell or supply liquor to an intoxicated person on club premises; Maximum Penalty $2,000.
  • If you fail to leave when asked, you are committing and offence; On the Spot Fine $550.