The ACT Government is committed to progressing an ambitious program of reducing harm from electronic gaming machines (EGM), while supporting the sustainability of community clubs.
The Parliamentary and Governing Agreement for the 10th Legislative Assembly commits the government to:
Introduce the harm reduction measures of $5 bet limits and $100 load-up limits following a thorough review and transitional plan to manage impacts on clubs, particularly smaller clubs that upgrade machines less regularly. A staged rollout of this reform should commence by the end of 2022 at the latest.
On 29 April 2022, the Minister for Gaming, Shane Rattenbury released a Discussion Paper for community consultation to support this commitment.
The Discussion Paper - Lowering bet and credit limits for electronic gaming machines was available for feedback through the government’s engagement website, YourSay until 3 June 2022. The government also directly consulting with industry. A Listening Report is now being prepared on the feedback to the Discussion Paper. It will be published on YourSay.
Frequently asked questions are also available on YourSay.
The consultation will inform the development of legislative reforms in late 2022 with the commissioning and Go Live of a Central Monitoring System to lower bet and credit limits for electronic gaming machines late 2024.
- Media release - Reducing gambling harm from poker machines - 29 April 2022
This page will be updated as the project progresses.