Gaming and Wagering Industry Data

​This table shows the total number of gaming machines in casinos, hotels and clubs in Tasmania.
Note: Currently 136 EGMs are not operating at Wrest Point Hotel Casino due to refurbishment activities. 30 EGMs are not operating at the Edgewater Hotel while used as a Government Quarantine facility. These machines are included in the total machines below.​
Gaming Machine NumbersCap
Number of casino gaming machines1 089 
Number of hotel and club gaming machines2 260
2 500
Total number of gaming machines3 349
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.

Gaming Machine Expenditure ($M)*
 Financial Year 2020-21FYTD 31 March 2021FYTD 31 March 2022
Hotel and club117.2989.5180.55

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 licence148
Casino licence2
Tasmanian gaming licence
Gaming operator licence1
Foreign games permit*2
Minor gaming permit222
Special employee's licence2783
Technician's licence493

* 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 premises254
Number of premises with gaming machines93
Number of premises with keno
Number of premises with TAB131
Number of premises with lottery95

​​Note: Some premises may have multiple forms of gaming and wagering available. The data excludes the two Spirit of Tasmania licences as gaming operations have ceased aboard both vessels.

This table shows the number of exclusions issued under the Tasmanian Gambling Exclusions Scheme.

Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme
 As at 30 June 2018As at 30 June 2019As at 30 June 2020As at 31 March 2021As at 31 March 2022
Self exclusions293280266278251
Third party exclusions22111
Venue operator exclusions98140127127112
(People with both venue and self-exlusions)4131186
Total excluded people389409383398358

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.
Gambling Tax ($M)12020-21
Hotel and club gaming
Casino gaming
Point of consumption14.65

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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