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Services › Casino and Non-Casino Gaming › Second Discussion Paper on Site Payments

The Department has been reviewing its policy and licence conditions relating to gaming machine site payments.

On 22 December 2003 we advised societies and interested parties that we intend to:

  • maintain the status quo on site payments while relevant parts of the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977 continue in force
  • develop a site payments policy for the Gambling Act regime that comes into force on 1 July 2004.
Letter to Societies and Submitters on Site Payments (PDF, 85K)* - 22 December 2003

View media release: New Rules Will be Linked to Gambling Act - 23 December 2003

Background to Site Payments

In May 2003 we sent out a discussion paper and sought the views of the gaming machine sector and a broad range of other interested parties: We received 75 submissions on the original discussion paper, and we have analysed and summarised these submissions in a draft report: After considering the submissions, further analysing the issue, and consulting internally, we developed a second discussion paper: We received 115 submissions on this paper.

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