Gaming and Wagering Industry Data

This information is current as at 2 December 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 machines1 185* 
Number of hotel and club gaming machines2 300
2 500
Total number of gaming machines3 485*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.

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Gaming Machine Expenditure ($M)
 Financial Year 2018-19*FYTD 2 December 2018FYTD 2 December 2019
Hotel and club
104.2754.2754.82
Casino and Spirit of Tasmania vessels67.3333.7533.24
Total171.6088.0288.06


* 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 licence153
Casino operator licence2
Gaming licence (Spirit of Tasmania vessels)2*
Tasmanian gaming licence
1
Gaming operator licence1
Foreign games permit**3
Minor gaming permit
295
Special employee licence2 929
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 premises272
Number of premises with gaming machines97
Number of premises with keno155
Number of premises with UBET135
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 2 Dcember 2018As at 2 December 2019
Self exclusions282297
290296
Third party exclusions2*2*2*2*
Venue operator exclusions9488117149
Total excluded people368379396410

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.

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.

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Gambling Tax ($M)2018-19
Hotel and club gaming
29.31
Casino gaming17.69
Lotteries36.54
Betting exchanges0
Total$83.54​



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