Gaming and Wagering Industry Data
This table shows the total number of gaming machines in casinos, hotels and clubs in Tasmania.
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.
|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||36|| |
This table shows gaming machine expenditure for the previous financial year compared to the financial year to date.
|Gaming Machine Expenditure ($M)*|||||||
| ||Financial Year 2019-20||FYTD 31 January 2020||FYTD 31 January 2021|
|Hotel and club||79.49||64.08||71.32|
|Casino and Spirit of Tasmania vessels||50.80||40.30||47.74|
* These figures are reported on an accrual basis (ie the month the gambling occurred).
This table shows the total number of gaming licences and permits in Tasmania.
|Gaming Licence and Permit Numbers|||
|Licensed premises gaming licence||152|
|Casino operator licence||2|
|Gaming licence (Spirit of Tasmania vessels)||2*|
|Tasmanian gaming licence||1|
|Gaming operator licence||1|
|Foreign games permit**||2|
|Minor gaming permit||235|
|Special employee licence||2827|
* Figure has been updated to reflect the dual gaming licences of the two Spirit of Tasmania vessels.
** Tattersalls Sweeps Pty Ltd and Golden Casket Lottery Corporation Ltd each hold one Foreign Games Permit.
This table shows the number of gaming and wagering premises in Tasmania.
|Gaming Premises Numbers|||
|Total gambling premises||266|
|Number of premises with gaming machines||97|
|Number of premises with keno||154|
|Number of premises with UBET||132|
|Number of premises with lottery||91|
Note: Some premises may have multiple forms of gaming and wagering available.
This table shows the number of exclusions issued under the Tasmanian Gambling Exclusions Scheme.
|Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme|||||||||||
| ||As at 30 June 2017||As at 30 June 2018||As at 30 June 2019||As at 31 January 2020||As at 31 January 2021|
|Third party exclusions||2||2||2||1||1|
|Venue operator exclusions||80||98||140||133||128|
|(People with both venue and self-exlusions)||3||4||13||12||8|
|Total excluded people||377||389||409||424||392|
This table shows the total gambling tax paid in Tasmania in 2019-20. For gambling tax paid in previous years go to the Tasmanian Gaming Commission's annual report.
|Gambling Tax ($M)||2019-20|
|Hotel and club gaming||24.19|