Important issues to be aware of
From 1 July 2023, venue operators will own or lease EGMs in their venues. Operators will be responsible for buying and financing their EGMs and gaming equipment.
You can only purchase or lease gaming equipment from approved service providers. A list of recognised manufacturers, suppliers and testers of gaming equipment can be found at Gaming equipment and services | Treasury and Finance Tasmania.
The Commission has granted authority to LPG licence holders to purchase and obtain gaming equipment during the lead-up to 1 July 2023. Manufacturers and suppliers may wish to seek evidence of this authority prior to the supply of gaming equipment, to ensure compliance with legislation.
You must not operate any gaming equipment you purchase or possess under this new scheme until 1 July 2023.
The Commission is not responsible for gaming equipment supply or transport arrangements between the LPG licence holder and the manufacturer or supplier. Supply arrangements to ensure the integrity of transported gaming equipment remain the responsibility of the LPG licence holder.
Please read the new Gaming Equipment, Storage and Disposal Standard, effective as of 1 July 2023 for further requirements. Standards effective as of 1 July 2023 | Treasury and Finance Tasmania.
Need advice for your business?
We encourage gaming operators in hotels and clubs to seek independent business advice to work out the best arrangements for you.
As the Liquor and Gaming Branch will be supporting the Commission as the industry regulator, it is not in a position to provide business advice.
If you need support, please contact the THA on 6220 7300.
Business Tasmania is also available to assist on 1800 440 026 or email@example.com.