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​Casino modernisation review

In August 2017, the NSW Government released the Casino Modernisation Review and its draft response. Stakeholders were invited to provide feedback on the Review and response, with submissions closing on Saturday, 16 September.

Following the consultation period, the NSW Government reviewed and released its final response in November 2017.

About the review

The Casino Modernisation Review supports a more modern casino regulatory regime and recommends:

  • a risk-based regulatory approach with targeted intervention and tough penalties for serious compliance breaches
  • stronger measures to prevent and reduce gambling-related harm associated with problem gambling at casinos
  • changes to create consistency in regulatory requirements for Sydney casinos' high-value player offering.

The Government does not support the recommendation to abolish licensing of casino employees nor the recommendation to allow casinos to run their own problem gambling services.

Outcome of the review

On 6 March 2018 the NSW Government announced reforms going before the NSW Parliament to modernise regulation of the state’s casinos. 

Read more about the proposed reforms here.

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