The Government wants to facilitate a more sustainable
gaming industry that offers freedom of choice, supports industry certainty and jobs,
and provides appropriate player protections. The returns from gaming will be
shared appropriately among the gaming industry, players and the Government
representing the community.
Gaming operators in hotels and clubs will have more
responsibilities, but will receive a greater share of the returns.
Amendments to the Gaming
Control Act 1993 were passed by Parliament in November 2021 to reform the
licensing structure for gaming in Tasmania, as well as other changes to create
a new gaming environment from 1 July 2023.
do the amendments do?
End Federal Group’s exclusive right to operate
gaming in Tasmania;
Introduce venue licences for the operation
of electronic gaming (EGMs) for hotels and clubs;
Decrease the State-wide cap for EGMs by 150;
Open the monitoring operator licence to oversee
the network of EGMs in hotels and clubs to a tender process;
Create two new high roller non-resident casino
Increase funding available to the community
through the Community Support Fund by increasing the Community Support Levy
(CSL) payable by hotels and expanding it
to apply to casino EGMs;
Redistribute the returns from gaming; and
Provide for transitional arrangements to ensure
we can easily move from the current model to the future model.