The NSW Government is committed to reducing gambling harm across NSW.
The Gaming Machines Amendment (Gambling Harm Minimisation) Bill 2020 will update the Gaming Machines Act 2001 to help registered clubs and hotels minimise gambling harm and provide support to gaming machine players.
The Bill would change responsibility for managing gambling-related harms. Instead of only needing to provide support when someone specifically asks for help, clubs and hotels would need to actively identify and assist gaming machine players who display problematic gambling behaviours.
Some of the changes would include:
The proposed changes respond to the need to support gaming machine players experiencing problems and improve the way clubs and hotels can minimise gambling harm as they continue to get back to business.
The draft Bill, summary of changes and explanatory paper are available on the NSW Customer Service website.
Have your say by 11:59pm 11 December 2020 by visiting the NSW Customer Service website. An online survey, email or post options are available.
We will publish your feedback on the Customer Service website if not told otherwise.
Gambling Help NSW, call anytime, free and confidential 1800 858 858.