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Gambling Regulation Act 2003 changes

Inspectors visit gaming venue

On 30 November 2017 the Victorian Parliament passed the Gambling Regulation Amendment (Gaming Machine Arrangements) Act 2017. This will mean a number of changes for gaming venue operators. 

A number of these changes came into effect on 20 December 2017. These relate to:

  • changes to the minimum amount that electronic gaming machine winnings must be paid out in cheque or via an electronic funds transfer
  • measures to facilitate the transfer to post-2022 gaming machine entitlement arrangements
  • measures to allow for changes to be made to the number of gaming machine entitlements available to clubs

Information on post-2022 gaming machine entitlements is available on the Department of Justice and Regulation’s website.

There are other legislative changes that will come into effect in 2018. These include

  • a total $500 limit per EFTPOS transactions in a gaming venue in a 24 hour period
  • the prohibition on the promotion or operation of cheque cashing services in gaming venues
  • requirements around the operation of cashless gaming systems to prohibit the use of cashless gaming products as an incentive to gamble
  • new frameworks for Responsible Gambling Codes of Conduct and self-exclusion programs

Further information on how these changes will be implemented and when they will come into effect will be published on the VCGLR website in the coming months.

The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation’s Second Reading speech to parliament contains a summary of all the changes contained in the Act.

Learn more about the changes to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003

Article last modified 
17 May 2018