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Installing a linked jackpot in your venue? Know your requirements

A row of Electronic Gaming Machines, each with a chair in front of it

Ensure you follow the right steps if you are planning to install a Linked Jackpot Arrangement in your venue. Without the right approvals in place, penalties will apply. 

Linked Jackpot Arrangements (LJAs) are offered in most gaming venues throughout Victoria.  Gaming venue operators must obtain the relevant approvals from the Victorian Commission for Gambling & Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) before installing LJAs in their venue or penalties can apply. 

There are two approval stages before an LJA can be installed and available in a gaming venue:

  1. An LJA must be approved by the VCGLR before it can be made available for use throughout Victorian clubs and hotels.
  2. To install an LJA in a particular venue, venue operators must seek approval from the VCGLR for each venue in which the LJA is to be installed.

If a venue operator wishes to install an approved LJA product in their gaming venue(s), they must submit an application via the gaming venue operators’ portal

Every time a venue operator applies to install a new LJA in their venue, a unique LJA approval number is generated and sent to the venue operator. It is only after this approval is received that the LJA can be installed in that venue.  This approval number is in addition to the approval number for the LJA product itself.

If an LJA is installed in a venue without the requisite approvals, the following penalties and disciplinary action may be taken by the VCGLR: 

  • If a venue operator conducts gaming through a linked jackpot arrangement that is not approved by the Commission (see step one above) they are subject to a maximum fine of 1200 penalty units, or $186,552.
  • If a person, without the approval of the Commission, installs or causes to be installed a linked jackpot arrangement (see step two above) they are subject to a maximum fine of 100 penalty units, or $15,546.

For more information on linked jackpot arrangements please visit the gaming venue manual on our website. 
 

Article last modified 
17 May 2018