Gaming and Wagering Industry Data
This information is current as at 31 May 2019
This table shows the total number of gaming machines in casinos, hotels and clubs in Tasmania.
|Gaming Machine Numbers||||Cap|
|Number of casino gaming machines||1185*|| |
|Number of hotel and club gaming machines||2 345||2 500|
|Total number of gaming machines||3530*||3 680|
|Gaming machine cap – each hotel|| ||30|
|Gaming machine cap – each club|| ||40|
|Number of gaming machines – Spirit of Tasmania vessels||36|| |
*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 2017-18*||FYTD 31 May 2018**||FYTD 31 May 2019**|
|Hotel and club||106.05||106.09||104.50|
|Casino and Spirit of Tasmania vessels||69.25||68.96||67.68|
** Figures reported during August 2018 to October 2018 reflected expenditure for each month rather than the cumulative expenditure. Please contact the Liquor and Gaming branch should you require the revised data.
* Financial year 2017-18 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 licence||161|
|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||336|
|Special employee licence||2905|
* Figure has been updated to reflect the dual gaming licences of the two Spirit of Tasmania vessels.
This table shows the number of gaming and wagering premises in Tasmania.
|Gaming Premises Numbers|||
|Total gambling premises||277|
|Number of premises with gaming machines||99|
|Number of premises with keno||165|
|Number of premises with UBET||133|
|Number of premises with lottery||90|
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 2016||As at 30 June 2017||As at 31 May 2018||As at 31 May 2019|
|Third party exclusions||2*||2*||2*||2*|
|Venue operator exclusions||94||88||106||146|
|Total excluded people||368||379||379||409|
|*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 2017-18. For gambling tax paid in previous years go to the Tasmanian Gaming Commission's annual report.
|Gambling Tax ($M)||2017-18|
|Hotel and club gaming||29.13|