Gaming and Wagering Industry Data


This information is current as at 31 March 2019
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This table shows the total number of gaming machines in casinos, hotels and clubs in Tasmania.
 
Gaming Machine NumbersCap
Number of casino gaming machines
1185* 
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 March 2018**FYTD 31 March 2019**
Hotel and club106.0588.79
87.71
Casino and Spirit of Tasmania vessels
69.2558.0056.76
Total175.30146.79144.47

** 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 licence
163
Casino operator licence
2
Gaming licence (Spirit of Tasmania vessels)
1
Tasmanian gaming licence
1
Gaming operator licence
1
Foreign games permit
2
Minor gaming permit
342
Special employee licence
2882
Technician licence
287

This table shows the number of gaming and wagering premises in Tasmania.
Gaming Premises Numbers
Total gambling premises277
Number of premises with gaming machines
99
Number of premises with keno165
Number of premises with UBET136
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 March 2018As at 31 March 2019
Self exclusions282297276279
Third party exclusions2*2*2*2*
Venue operator exclusions9488
101134
Total excluded people368379368397​

*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.​


Gambling Tax ($M)
2017-18
Hotel and club gaming
29.13
Casino gaming18.01
Lotteries29.91
Betting exchanges
0
Total$77.05


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