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Before applying for a gaming industry employee licence, there a few things you need to consider.
Employees must hold a gaming industry employee licence if they are employed by, or working for a venue operator, the monitoring licensee, or a gaming machine services provider to:
In a gaming venue
*The logic area is a secondary secure area within a gaming machine that contains the logic board associated with the gaming machines operations. An unlicensed employee may access the internal features of a gaming machine (i.e. open the gaming machine), however secondary access to the logic area must only be performed by a licensed employee.
In a bingo centre
To perform as a sole employee, any of the functions in relation to the operation or administration of a bingo game, including:
As a gaming machine services provider
As a person listed on the Roll of Manufacturers, Suppliers and Testers
Employees who do not perform the above functions don’t need a gaming industry employee licence.
It is an offence under the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (the Act) to give information that is false or misleading. If you give false or misleading information, your application may be refused and/or you may be prosecuted and fined up to 60 penalty units (see Fees, fines and penalties to confirm the current value of a penalty unit). Note: A licence that is improperly obtained by giving false or misleading information may be cancelled.
As a licence holder, you may be subject to disciplinary action being taken by the VCGLR. If the VCGLR does take disciplinary action against you, its decision, including your full name, may be published on the VCGLR website and in the VCGLR Annual Report.
Information provided in your application must not be disclosed by the VCGLR or its staff to someone else, except for the purposes stated in Division 6 of Chapter 10 of the Act.