A new focus for Gaming Audits

OLGR has rolled out changes to its gaming machine audit and inspection program. These changes bring a greater focus on discussing harm minimisation strategies implemented by licensees. The strategies should ensure that gambling harm minimisation measures at the venue are focused on early intervention and prevention with clear avenues for help available. Increased focus on … Read more A new focus for Gaming Audits

Remote gambling self-exclusions

Self-exclusion is a practical tool that can assist individuals to minimise their potential for gambling-related harm. This process allows individuals to self-exclude from one or more venues through a Gambling Help Service (GHS) without physically attending the venues. Should one of your patrons use this new tool, a GHS will contact your venue to identify … Read more Remote gambling self-exclusions

Two-up on Anzac Day

On February 2012, an amendment to the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999 commenced as a result of the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming (Two-up) Amendment Act 2012. This amendment allows for two-up to be played legally in a licensed RSL or Services club on Anzac Day, or another day that is significant to the remembrance … Read more Two-up on Anzac Day

Support Responsible Gambling Awareness Week at your venue

How does your gambling stack up? This is the question OLGR is posing to Queensland gamblers during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 2018, which is being held from 30 July to 5 August. Every year RGAW aims to encourage gamblers to stay within their limits and highlights support available to people who feel that gambling … Read more Support Responsible Gambling Awareness Week at your venue

When can Gaming Licensees pay winnings over $10,000? Your obligations under AUSTRAC.

Under Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws, gaming licensees cannot pay winnings of $10,000 or more until they have collected and verified required information about the customer. For individuals, licensees will need to collect the customer’s full name, date of birth and current residential address. Licensees must then verify the customer’s full name and … Read more When can Gaming Licensees pay winnings over $10,000? Your obligations under AUSTRAC.

New “gambling too much?” material is available

During July 2014, licensees would have received new player information, odds of winning and ‘Gambling too much?’ in-venue display material from the Office of Regulatory Policy. We remind all licensees of their obligation to make the material available to their customers by displaying them in prominent locations at their venue, as required by the Queensland … Read more New “gambling too much?” material is available

Support the Southern Cross University Research on the use of Social Media and Gambling

The Southern Cross University Centre for Gambling Education and Research (CGER) is conducting a world leading study to examine the intersection, convergence and cross over between social media, social gaming, and gambling. OLGR encourages members of the industry to support this research. A survey will aim to identify and describe how Australians are using new … Read more Support the Southern Cross University Research on the use of Social Media and Gambling

Queensland community groups benefit from $10 million in grants

The Queensland Government recently announced round 78 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, awarding almost 450 community organisations across Queensland a total of more than $10 million. These grants will help Queensland not-for-profit organisations provide programs and services in their local areas. Moore Park Surf Life Saving will receive $29,621 to buy a new inflatable … Read more Queensland community groups benefit from $10 million in grants

Card-based and TITO gaming now approved

Licensed venues throughout Queensland can now operate coinless and hopper-less gaming machines which have card-based gaming or TITO (Ticket-in Ticket-out) functionality enabled for those gaming machines.  read more… Card-based gaming allows players to insert and collect gaming machine credit by using a player card. TITO allows players to insert and collect gaming machine credit by using … Read more Card-based and TITO gaming now approved