Australian gaming machine reforms

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The Parliament of South Australia has introduced the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Reform) Bill 2013, which sets out reforms to gaming machine laws under the Gaming Machines Act 1992 (SA). Deputy premier John Rau said the ‘reforms are designed to decrease the number of gaming machines and gaming venues in South Australia’ and to ‘accelerate the introduction of pre-commitment systems to support customers gamble within their limits’.

Under the proposed laws, venues can chose to become a ‘major venue’ or a ‘minor venue’. Major venues will implement systems to reduce problem gambling…

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