Gaming and Wagering Industry Data

This information is current as at 31 July 2019​
This table shows the total number of gaming machines in casinos, hotels and clubs in Tasmania.
Gaming Machine NumbersCap
Number of casino gaming machines1 185* 
Number of hotel and club gaming machines2 3152 500
Total number of gaming machines3 500*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 2018-19*FYTD 31 July 2018FYTD 31 July 2019
Hotel and club104.27
Casino and Spirit of Tasmania vessels67.335.385.04

* Financial year 2018-19 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 licence157
Casino operator licence2
Gaming licence (Spirit of Tasmania vessels)2*
Tasmanian gaming licence1
Gaming operator licence1
Foreign games permit**
Minor gaming permit319
Special employee licence2927
Technician licence287

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

** Tattersalls Sweeps Pty Ltd holds one Foreign Games Permit and Golden Casket Lottery Corporation Ltd holds two Foreign Games Permits (one is issued but not currently operational) 

This table shows the number of gaming and wagering premises in Tasmania.
Gaming Premises Numbers
Total gambling premises277
Number of premises with gaming machines98
Number of premises with keno157
Number of premises with UBET137
Number of premises with lottery89

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 July 2018As at 31 July 2019
Self exclusions282297299275
Third party exclusions2*2*2*2*
Venue operator exclusions9488107153
Total excluded people368379395407

*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 2018-19. For gambling tax paid in previous years go to the Tasmanian Gaming Commission's annual report.
Gambling Tax ($M)2018-19
Hotel and club gaming29.31
Casino gaming17.69
Betting exchanges0

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