Govt moves to update gambling laws
The government will change the law that governs gambling under the Gaming Act of NSW by the end of this month, the government has announced.
The changes – which will apply to any premises owned by individuals or groups – mean it would be illegal to play poker or roulette, poker machines, slot machines, and other forms of electronic gaming devices, but not any other form of game.
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“The government recognizes the huge demand for regulated gaming in NSW and therefore will consult with communities and relevant organisations to ensure our gaming laws continue to provide a regulated environment for the playing of the game,” Mr Carr said.
“This change will not only provide much needed clarity for businesses in licensed premises but will also help to ensure that gambling is available and regulated in the communities and businesses that we all live in.”
SNS Group chief executive Mark Blyth described the new policy as the “first step in helping NSW provide for a regulated gaming market”.
Mr Blyth said the plan to provide more regulation to the gaming industry could be the start of the state government’s effort to increase revenue.
“We hope this change will help the government to ensure the regulated and fair access to gambling in our state, and will help ensure a level playing field for all parties and all players that wil바카라l attract more people to the game,” he said.
The policy does not apply to gambling machines used by clubs and associations of licensed premises and other forms of gaming equipment not involved in a licenced business.
Mr Carr also said the changes would create a greater level playing field with players based on where they were born, rather than the income they make from gambling.
“Gambling is very complex so it is not easy to determine someone’s worth based on their place of birth,” he said.
The legislation could result in the loss of millions in tax revenue and the government was exploring the options, he said.
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