Gaming and Wagering Industry Data

This information is current as at 31 May 2019
This table shows the total number of gaming machines in casinos, hotels and clubs in Tasmania.
Gaming Machine NumbersCap
Number of casino gaming machines
Number of hotel and club gaming machines
2 3452 500
Total number of gaming machines3530*3 680
Gaming machine cap – each hotel 30
Gaming machine cap – each club 40
Number of gaming machines – Spirit of Tasmania vessels36 

*287 Boardwalk Machines at Wrest Point turned back on in December 2018 (284) and January 2019 (3) (following flood damage, 327 Boardwalk Machines previously removed in May 2018).

This table shows gaming machine expenditure for the previous financial year compared to the financial year to date.

Gaming Machine Expenditure ($M)
 Financial Year 2017-18*FYTD 31 May 2018**FYTD 31 May 2019**
Hotel and club106.05106.09104.50
Casino and Spirit of Tasmania vessels69.2568.9667.68

** Figures reported during August 2018 to October 2018 reflected expenditure for each month rather than the cumulative expenditure.  Please contact the Liquor and Gaming branch should you require the revised data.
* Financial year 2017-18 figures have been reported on a cash basis whereas FYTD figures are reported on an accrual basis, which is the reason for the difference between the figures.
Gaming Licence and Permit Numbers
Licensed premises gaming licence161
Casino operator licence2
Gaming licence (Spirit of Tasmania vessels)2*
Tasmanian gaming licence1
Gaming operator licence1
Foreign games permit2
Minor gaming permit336
Special employee licence
Technician licence286

* Figure has been updated to reflect the dual gaming licences of the two Spirit of Tasmania vessels.

This table shows the number of gaming and wagering premises in Tasmania.
Gaming Premises Numbers
Total gambling premises277
Number of premises with gaming machines
Number of premises with keno165
Number of premises with UBET133
Number of premises with lottery90

Note: Some premises may have multiple forms of gaming and wagering available.

This table shows the number of exclusions issued under the Tasmanian Gambling Exclusions Scheme.

Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme
 As at 30 June 2016As at 30 June 2017As at 31 May 2018As at 31 May 2019
Self exclusions282297283283
Third party exclusions2*2*2*2*
Venue operator exclusions9488106146
Total excluded people368379379409

*Note: previous third party exclusions data reported one (1) exclusion. Data has been revised following advice from the TGES database administration, detailing one other exclusion not captured in previous reporting methods.​

This table shows the total gambling tax paid in Tasmania in 2017-18. For gambling tax paid in previous years go to the Tasmanian Gaming Commission's annual report.

Gambling Tax ($M)
Hotel and club gaming
Casino gaming18.01
Betting exchanges

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