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.
It is the responsibility of venue operators and licensed staff to ensure they understand their obligations under the Act and to make the necessary arrangements to ensure they remain compliant.
Further details on how the changes will come into effect will be published on the VCGLR website as it becomes available.
Below is a summary of the relevant changes and common questions.
The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation’s Second Reading speech to parliament also contains a summary of the changes contained in the Act.
A number of these changes came into effect on 20 December 2017. These relate to
Further details on the changes that came into effect on 20 December 2017 are available here.
The remainder of the changes to the Act must be implemented by September 2018. Some may be put into effect before this time and information on timing will be published on the VCGLR website when it is available.
Further information is available via the links below.
Ministerial directions will also be required for a number of these changes to be implemented. These will provide further details about how arrangements will operate.
More information will be published on the VCGLR website as it is available.
The majority of changes in the Amending Act relate to gaming venues so will impact on gaming venue operators and those working at gaming venues.
The changes regarding Codes and SEPs will also affect any person that is currently required to implement Codes and SEPs, including the wagering and betting licensee, registered bookmakers and the keno licensee.