A licensed premises gaming licence enables an entity to operate keno or keno and gaming machines in licensed premises such as hotels and clubs in Tasmania. Licensed Premises Gaming Licences are not transferable.
An LPG Licence can be held by an individual (18 years or older), partnership, trust, company or incorporated body for a licensed premises in Tasmania.
In considering an application for a Licensed Premises Gaming Licence, the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission are required to determine if the applicant and its associates are suitable to be concerned in or associated with the management and operation of gaming. Suitability of the applicant and its associates includes investigating their character, honesty and integrity as well as financial stability.
A complete application for a licensed premises gaming licence MUST include:
- A completed Licensed Premises Gaming Licence application
- Completed Certification of Technical Standards for recorded surveillance. Please refer the Commission’s approved set of surveillance standards here;
- Company Registration Certificate;
- A set of A4 or A3 scale size Floor Plan indicating the proposed location of the keno terminal/s, gaming area, coin change area, EFTPOS terminal/s, UBET terminal/s and entry and exit points;
- Completed Associate Application Form (If you are unsure if you are an associate please read the Associate Application Information leaflet);
- Audited report on the financial affairs of the Company or a statement of financial position;
- Proof of Tenure for the premises (signed copy of lease agreement or copy of Title);
- Business Name Certificate (certificate of ownership/proprietor for the business name); and
- Payment must be included with your application.
Premises with an Existing Licensed Premises Gaming Licence
A licensed premises gaming licence is not transferable. Where a new licence holder is going to take over a premises, by way of sale or lease, the Commission may grant a provisional Licensed Premises Gaming Licence to enable gaming to continue while a full Licensed Premises Gaming Licence application is assessed.
For a provisional licence to be considered, applicants must supply:
Premises without a Licensed Premises Gaming LicenceTo operate keno or keno and gaming machines in a licensed premises in Tasmania a licensed premises gaming licence is required.
Keno - Applications to operate keno only can take up to 8 weeks to assess and gaming cannot commence at the premises until a licence has been issued by the Commission.
Keno and gaming machines - Applications to operate keno and gaming machines can take a considerable time to assess and gaming cannot commence at the premises until a licence has been issued by the Commission. Applications for keno and gaming machines, where gaming machines have not been installed in the premises within the last six months, are required to complete a Community Interest Test as part of the application.
For further information about the Community Interest Test contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch on (03) 6166 4040.
Your Responsibilities as a Licence Holder
Licence holders have many responsibilities, including (but not limited to):
- Meeting the requirements of the Mandatory Code of Practice and the Responsible Conduct of Gambling;
Ensuring that all relevant staff are appropriately licensed;
Accessing, or having a representative access, the Tasmanian Gaming Exclusion Scheme Database regularly;
Properly displaying the prescribed signage and providing information for players; and
Complying with any direction or rule made by the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission.
To find out more about these and other requirements, refer to the Resources for Licence Holders page.