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Tasmanian Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets

On 9 December 2016, the Gaming Technologies Association provided a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets. Click here to view the submission.

On 8 February 2-17, the Association’s CEO gave evidence to the Joint Select Committee.  Click here to view the transcript.

 


The World Count of Gaming Machines

Australia has 2.5 percent of world gaming machines, according to the 2016 global survey.

The World Count of Gaming Machines 2016 is a valuable source of objective data about global gaming machine numbers.

The 2016 edition of GTA’s annual worldwide survey of gaming machine numbers once again dispels myths around gaming machine numbers in Australia.

The survey reports the fact that Australia has 2.5 per cent of the world’s gaming machines, which is very similar to the figure GTA reported last year and far less than the 20 per cent figure which is commonly misreported by some public figures.

Information for this survey is sourced from regulatory bodies, government sources, private company research, gaming industry bodies and directly from locations where machines are installed. The data is verified across several authorities wherever available.

The machines that are counted in this survey are those that are legally installed. Where illegal machines exist, or where there is no regulation, the count is only based on the numbers of machines that can be verified. The survey also includes additional information, such as Maximum Bet limits.

This survey confirms that Australian gaming machines have some of the world’s lowest maximum bet limits which is consistent with what we have found in previous surveys. This is evidence of strong regulatory frameworks that ensure the integrity of Australian gaming machines.

To view the World Count of Gaming Machines results, click on your year of interest below:

2017       2016       2015       2014       2013      2011       2010

 


 

On 6 March 2014 GTA provided a submission to the NSW Legislative Council inquiry into gambling.

Click here for further information about the inquiry.

 


 

GTA submission to Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry

Inquiry into the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

Thank you on behalf of the Gaming Technologies Association (“GTA”) and its members for the opportunity to provide input to this inquiry.

The National Gambling Reform Act 2012 requires gaming machines to have a “precommitment system”
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Queensland “Red tape reduction and other reform proposals for regulation of liquor and gaming” Discussion Paper

The Queensland Government released a Discussion Paper in February 2013, to obtain industry and community views on a regulatory framework for liquor and gambling that is:

  • flexible enough to accommodate changing circumstances and expectations
  • balanced, transparent and enforceable
  • integrated and consistent with other laws
  • cost effective and efficient and
  • clearly understood by industry and the community

Click here to read GTA’s submission of 15 March 2013.

 


 

Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform

Inquiry into the Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012
Public Hearing 22 February, 2013
Click here to read the Hansard record of the public hearing

 


 

GTA calls on the Federal Government to immediately amend the National Gambling Reform Bill 2012

GTA calls on the Federal Government to immediately amend the National Gambling Reform Bill 2012
The Gaming Technologies Association wrote to the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs on 22 November 2012, calling for urgent amendments.
Click here for a copy of the letter.

 


 

Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform

Public Hearing 13th November, 2012
Click here to read the Hansard record of the public hearing

Answers to Questions on Notice
There were six questions on notice asked during the Public Hearing. Click on the links below to read GTA’s responses to the questions on notice.

Question 1: disableQuestion 2: NZ maximum betQuestion 3: protocols
Question 4: serverQuestion 5: trackingQuestion 6: Vic maximum bet

 


 

GTA submission to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform – 9 November 2012

Re: Inquiry into the National Gambling Reform Bill 2012 and related matters bills

Thank you on behalf of the Gaming Technologies Association (“GTA”) and its members for the opportunity to provide input to this inquiry.

Executive Summary

For too long, the debate about gambling in Australia has been based on myths and misconceptions fed by self-styled “experts” whose detailed knowledge appears to be based on opinion only.

There are no experts on the supply of gaming machines in Australia other than the members of GTA’s Technical Committee, whose professional lives revolve around supplying gaming machines.

Click here for a copy of the submission.

 


 

GTA submission to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform – 30 October 2012

Re: Inquiry into the Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Thank you on behalf of the Gaming Technologies Association (“GTA”) and its members for the opportunity to provide input to this Inquiry.

We understand that the Terms of Reference for this inquiry involves issues arising in the Bill which may be of relevance for our stakeholders.

This submission is intended to discuss the basis upon which the Bill appears to be predicated and its timeline for implementation among other matters.

Click here for a copy of the submission.

 

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