Following extensive consultation with industry and community organisations, amendments have been made to the Gaming Machines Regulation 2010. These changes will reduce costs and increase flexibility for industry, while helping to minimise gambling-related harm in our community.
The amendments are contained in the Gaming Machines Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2015, and are effective from 3 July 2015. They:
- reduce the administrative burden on venues by streamlining the identification requirements for gaming machine payouts and unclaimed gaming machine tickets, and remove outdated provisions that require the manual recording of winning gaming machine combinations, meter reading and payout reconciliations
- increase accountability by holding hotel licensees and club managers liable if their employees offer incentives such as free alcohol to play gaming machines
- increase the default limit for card-based gaming machine player accounts to $5,000 as the first step in providing a consistent limit for all forms of cashless gaming
- increase the gaming machine prize cheque threshold to $5,000
- increase the minimum period for self-exclusion from three to six months
- allow for the disposal of accumulated jackpot amounts into the Community Development Fund (CDF) or ClubGRANTS scheme
- prohibit clubs from sending gaming-machine related promotional material to members who have self-excluded
- reduce the total amount of alcohol that may be awarded as a gaming machine prize if the alcoholic content is 20 per cent or greater.
For the full list of amendments to the Gaming Machines Regulation, please view the fact sheet.
Next stage of clubs, liquor and gaming machine reforms commenced 30 March 2012
Reforms introduced by the Clubs, Liquor and Gaming Machines Legislation Amendment Act 2011 commenced on 30 March 2012, along with supporting regulations. The gaming-related reforms include changes to the gaming machine threshold scheme more>
Gaming Machines Amendment (LIA Exemption for Certain Clubs) Regulation 2012
The Gaming Machines Amendment (LIA Exemption for Certain Clubs) Regulation 2012 commenced on 20 January 2012. The regulation extends the operation of limited gaming machine concessions under the Act for clubs establishing in new development areas to clubs situated within one kilometre of a new development area.
Clubs, liquor and gaming machines legislation passed by Parliament
The package of amendments represents the second stage of reforms flowing from the Government's Memorandum of Understanding with the club industry, and also contains a range of changes to the gaming machine laws. The reforms include entitlement transfer concessions for clubs, simplifying gaming machine threshold scheme requirements, and addressing gaps concerning poker machine permit trading more>
Gaming Machine Software PIDC Checker
The PIDC Checker tool is supplied and maintained by the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing's Gaming Technology Branch. This tool is Windows based and it enables licensed technicians to verify the configuration of gaming machine software at the time the software is being installed in the field, so that only approved software is operating in NSW gaming venues.
The PIDC Checker tool can be down-loaded from the site listed below; however a separate licence key and data file are needed to operate the program. Information is provided in the down-load material. We supply the licence key once a year, and updated data files each month to subscribers for a full year.
The subscription service is provided to a person or a company holding a valid NSW game machine licence such as a Technician Licence, a Testing Facility Licence, a Seller's Licence, a Dealer's Licence (or a gaming manager of a licensed venue).
If you are interested in subscribing to the service, the information package can be downloaded from the link: http://www.olgr.nsw.gov.au/gtb/gtb.html.
All enquiries should be emailed to: email@example.com
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In the gaming area, OLGR is responsible for:
- developing and implementing policy
- ensuring compliance
- monitoring revenue collected from gaming activity
- overseeing technical standards for gaming machines
- administering the Responsible Gambling Fund, which funds services for problem gamblers.
We have developed a range of gaming-related application forms.
Information for problem gamblers and their families is also provided.