Effective date of revised Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice
Code Review changes
Changes to the Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania and associated Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission Rules are currently being drafted.
The revised Code and Rules will commence on 1 May 2018. This date allows time for relevant operators to amend and seek approval of their operating procedures. Operators will be advised shortly when the finalised Rules are available on this website.
Gambling advertising restriction regarding alcohol
Effective from 31 March 2018, all advertising of gambling products must not portray, condone or encourage gambling in combination with the consumption of alcohol (this does not apply to advertising that shows celebrating a win in a responsible manner outside of a gambling venue).
This change will be included as part of the revised Code and Rules to be available shortly (noted above).
Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania
The Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission's Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania can be found here.
The Commission's rules for all licence holders support the Code.
A question and answer fact sheet for hotel and club gaming venues can be found here.
First Review of the Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania
The Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania was first introduced in 2012 and established a range of measures to achieve gambling harm minimisation. The Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission is reviewing the Code (in accordance with the Gaming Control Act 1993) to ensure that the harm minimisation measures within it continue to be effective, relevant and sufficient.
The Commission released an Options Paper identifying a number of initiatives as potential Code enhancements that might make a difference to minimising harm. All Licensed Premises Gaming Licence holders, together with other key stakeholders, were invited to provide a submission. The consultation process closed on 15 September 2017.
Following consideration of arguments put forward in the submissions, the Commission released an Interim Outcomes Paper inviting further feedback on operational implementation issues from those stakeholders who had responded to the Options Paper. On 30 November 2017, the Commission released the following Final Outcomes Paper summarising the review process and a brief explanation supporting the Commission’s final position on all of the initiatives considered.
Final Outcomes Paper - First Review of the Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice (755Kb)
The submissions made in response to the Options Paper and Interim Options Paper are linked below (submissions marked confidential are not published):