This table shows the total number of gaming machines in casinos, hotels and clubs in Tasmania.
Note: EGMs were not operating at the casinos from 3 April 2021 to 15 April 2021. During May and June 2021, 222 EGMs were removed temporarily from the floor at Wrest Point Hotel Casino due to refurbishment activities (these are included in the total figure below for casinos).
|Gaming Machine Numbers||||Cap|
|Number of casino gaming machines||1 185|| |
|Number of hotel and club gaming machines||2 305||2 500|
|Total number of gaming machines||3 490||3 680|
|Gaming machine cap – each hotel|| ||30|
|Gaming machine cap – each club|| ||40|
|Number of gaming machines – Spirit of Tasmania vessels||0|| |
This table shows gaming machine expenditure for the previous financial year compared to the financial year to date.
|Gaming Machine Expenditure ($M)*|||||||
| ||Financial Year 2020-21||FYTD 31 August 2020||FYTD 31 August 2021|
|Hotel and club||117.29||22.84||20.08|
|Casino and Spirit of Tasmania vessels||74.66||15.14||12.74|
* These figures are reported on an accrual basis (ie the month the gambling occurred).
Note: Gaming venues were closed from 23 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 public health restrictions. Keno, wagering and minor gaming activities were allowed to recommence from 5 June 2020 with other gaming activities allowed to recommence from 26 June 2020.
This table shows the total number of gaming licences and permits in Tasmania.
|Gaming Licence and Permit Numbers|||
|Licensed premises gaming licence||147|
|Gaming licence (Spirit of Tasmania vessels)||2*|
|Tasmanian gaming licence||1|
|Gaming operator licence||1|
|Foreign games permit**||2|
|Minor gaming permit||241|
|Special employee's licence||2860|
*Admirals casino ceased operations aboard both Spirit of Tasmania vessels in June 2021. All gaming machines have since been removed.
** Tattersalls Sweeps Pty Ltd and Golden Casket Lottery Corporation Ltd each hold one Foreign Games Permit.
This table shows the number of gaming and wagering premises in Tasmania.
|Gaming Premises Numbers|||
|Total gambling premises||253|
|Number of premises with gaming machines||97|
|Number of premises with keno||149|
|Number of premises with TAB||131|
|Number of premises with lottery||92|
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 2018||As at 30 June 2019||As at 30 June 2020||As at 31 August 2020||As at 31 August 2021|
|Third party exclusions||2||2||1||1||1|
|Venue operator exclusions||98||140||127||124||120|
|(People with both venue and self-exlusions)||4||13||11||8||7|
|Total excluded people||389||409||383||370||368|
This table shows the total gambling tax paid in Tasmania in 2020-21
. For gambling tax paid in previous years go to the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission's annual report.
|Gambling Tax ($M)1||2020-21|
|Hotel and club gaming||30.96|
|Point of consumption||14.65|
Point of consumption tax commenced 1 January 2020 and is reported in the month the activity occurred. Other taxes are reported one month in arrears when tax is receipted.