Gaming and Wagering Industry Data

​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 NumbersCap
Number of casino gaming machines1 185​
 
Number of hotel and club gaming machines
2 305
2 500
Total number of gaming machines3 490
3 680
Gaming machine cap – each hotel 30
Gaming machine cap – each club 40
Number of gaming machines – Spirit of Tasmania vessels0
 

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 2020-21FYTD 31 August 2020FYTD 31 August 2021
Hotel and club117.2922.84
20.08
Casino and Spirit of Tasmania vessels74.6615.1412.74
Total191.9537.9832.82

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 licence147
Casino licence2
Gaming licence (Spirit of Tasmania vessels)2*
Tasmanian gaming licence
1
Gaming operator licence1
Foreign games permit**2
Minor gaming permit241
Special employee's licence2860
Technician's licence438

*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 premises253
Number of premises with gaming machines97
Number of premises with keno149
Number of premises with TAB
131
Number of premises with lottery92

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.

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Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme​​
 As at 30 June 2018As at 30 June 2019As at 30 June 2020As at 31 August 2020As at 31 August 2021
Self exclusions293280266253254
Third party exclusions22111
Venue operator exclusions98140127124120
(People with both venue and self-exlusions)4131187
Total excluded people389409383370368

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.
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Gambling Tax ($M)12020-21
Hotel and club gaming
30.96
Casino gaming
18.49
Lotteries43.35
Point of consumption14.65
Total107.45

1 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.


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