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17 August 2017

Reforms to improve casino regulation

The NSW Government has today released the Casino Modernisation Review and its draft response and will seek comment over the next month.

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.

With Crown Sydney expected to open in 2021 the changes will ensure a modern regulatory regime is applied consistently to both Crown and The Star.

The review was undertaken by independent consultants The Agenda Group as part of a commitment by the NSW Government in 2013 to update casino regulation for this new competitive environment.

To provide feedback on the review, please email your submission to by Saturday, 16 September. 

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