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The Liquor and Gambling Commissioner has recently published an updated version of the Gaming Machines Gambling Code of Practice (the Code), which can be found on the CBS website by clicking here.

Please take the time now to download and print the updated Code and replace the old version found in your venue’s Responsible Gambling Document.

Most of the updates relate to Part 3 of the Code – Responsible Gambling Practices – and CBS has advised that it will issue a bulletin regarding the changes, as well as an updated self-assessment checklist, very soon.

The updated Code commenced on 31 July, and it is important to note that while the following changes (highlighted in bold):

  • Clause 14(11) - Gaming staff must log into the barring register each time when on duty, or be provided with a current consolidated barring list from the barring register printed in colour, to review any new or updated barring information.
  • Clause 17(2) - Licensees must ensure that the condensed warning message and national gambling helpline number 1800 858 858 and website address are prominently displayed on or near –
  1. each automated coin dispensing machine; and
  2. each customer service point at which money is exchanged for coin, banknotes, tickets or credit on an approved account based cashless gaming system,

must be implemented as soon as possible, CBS has advised that these new requirements will not be enforced for a period of 6 months. This grace period is to allow licensees to exhaust existing batches of printed material and to purchase a colour printer, if they do not already have one.

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