Feedback sought on NSW gaming regulation changes

21 June, 2019 by Andy Young

The NSW Government is inviting community and industry feedback on a number of “minor administrative changes” being proposed to gaming machine and casino regulations.

The changes are part of a mandatory remake of the Gaming Machines Regulation 2010 and Casino Control Regulation 2009, which are due to expire on 1 September.

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In a statement about the changes, Liquor & Gaming NSW said: “The proposals seek to align the regulations with modern practice by updating descriptions of compliance processes and general terminology.

“There are also plans to update harm minimisation measures to help prevent and reduce gambling harms.

“Casinos and venues with gaming machines need clear and effective regulations to ensure they operate with the highest standards of integrity and compliance, and practise responsible conduct of gambling.”

The regulator said that feedback in the proposed regulations is welcomed and will be considered before anything is finalised.

The Australian Hotels Association NSW said it will take part in the process, with CEO John Whelan telling TheShout: “It is appropriate to review and update the Regulations. The AHA NSW looks forward to participating in this process.”

Submissions close on Wednesday 17 July and details about the proposed regulations and how to submit your feedback are on the Liquor & Gaming NSW website.