GTA submission to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform – 30 March 2012
Re: Inquiry into the prevention and treatment of problem gambling
Thank you on behalf of the Gaming Technologies Association (“GTA”) and its members for the opportunity to provide input to this Inquiry.
This submission is intended to discuss the following matters related to the Inquiry Terms of Reference, for the benefit of the Committee:
• The so-called “high intensity” of Australian poker machines.
• The cost and complexity of changing any aspect of poker machine software.
Submission to VCGLR on the use of Earphones, June 2012
In December 2011, the Victorian Minister for Gaming introduced an interim ban order prohibiting the use of earphones on gaming machines.
In June 2012, GTA members were invited to make a written submission to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation as to whether this practice should be made the subject of a fixed term ban order. Click here to read GTA’s submission of 29 June 2012
Interim report on the review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001
The Interim Report of the Review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 was released on 29 May 2012. The Minister encouraged “anyone with an interest in this issue to carefully consider the Department’s interim report and provide their feedback”.
Click here to read GTA’s submission of 25 June 2012.
NZ Gambling (Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill
The Gambling (Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill, promoted by Te Ururoa (James William Ben) Flavell, Maori Party MP, was read a first time in the New Zealand Parliament on 9 May 2012. The Bill would, in GTA’s opinion, fundamentally change the way gaming machines operate in NZ’s hotels and clubs – for the worse.
The Bill was referred to the NZ Commerce Select Committee, which called for written submissions. Click here to read GTA’s submission of 21 June 2012.
Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform
Public Hearing 2nd May, 2012
Click here to read the Hansard record of the public hearing
Hansard should be read in conjunction with the supply flow chart that was tabled at the public hearing.
Click here to download the supply flowchart
Answers to Questions on Notice
There were six questions on notice asked, during the Public Hearing. Click on the links below to read the answers to the questions on notice.
Submission to Federal Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform, March 2012
The Gaming Technologies Association provided a submission to the Federal Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform’s Inquiry into the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
Click here for further information about the inquiry.
Submission to public consultation on pre-commitment proposed for Victoria, December 2011
The Gaming Technologies Association provided a submission to the public consultation.
Click here for further information about the public consultation.