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Player protection for gamblers

Player protection

In 2009, the then Treasurer, Michael Aird announced a package of measures aimed at improving player protection for all gamblers in Tasmania. These measures were developed in response to the findings of the ‘Social and Economic Impact Study into Gambling in Tasmania, June 2008’ and after consultation with key community and industry groups.

An update on the Commission's progress towards implementing each of the measures under its responsibility is available from the following link: Tasmanian Gaming Commission progress.

For further information contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch by email at or by phone on (03) 6233 2475.

You can access the responsible gambling mandatory code of practice for Tasmania here.

Information on the social and economic impact studies into gambling in Tasmania is available here.

Gaming Control (Infringement Notices) Regulations 2011

The Gaming Control (Infringement Notices) Regulations 2011 allow Tasmania Police to issue infringement notices to persons that commit certain offences under the Act and to prescribe penalties that correspond to the level of infringement notice. This Fact Sheet provides a summary of the offences where infringement notices can now be issued and the penalties that apply. The offences include some that support problem gamblers that have a self-exclusion notice or order in place. For information on the Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme, click here.