Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania

The Tasmanian Gaming Commission have released the Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice. The Code will commence 1 March 2012.

Commitment to the Code is mandatory and all relevant prescribed licence holders in Tasmania are responsible for ensuring their compliance with the Code.

The Commission may take disciplinary action against a relevant prescribed licence holder for failing to comply with any requirement contained within the Code.

Prescribed licence holders are:

  • casino licence;
  • gaming operator licence (Network Gaming);
  • licensed premises gaming licence;
  • special employee licence;
  • technician licence;
  • listing on the roll;
  • Tasmanian gaming licence;
  • minor gaming permit; and
  • foreign games permit.

Advertising

Relevant prescribed licence holders must ensure that gambling advertising and promotions are conducted in a manner that takes account of the potential adverse impact that it can have on minors, people with gambling problems, people at risk of developing gambling problems and the community.

Inducements

Relevant prescribed licence holders must not provide specific inducements that may lead to problem gambling or exacerbate existing gambling problems. This includes persuading people to gamble when they wouldn’t gamble normally or gamble outside of their normal gambling patterns.

Player Loyalty Programs

Relevant prescribed licence holders must undertake practices as part of player loyalty programs that reduce the potential to bring about problem gambling or exacerbate existing gambling problems.

The following pages outline the specific requirements under the Code for Advertising, Inducements and Player
Loyalty Programs.

Community Standard

The definition of “Community Standard” under the Code means promotions should not:

  • involve minors;
  • offend people of different religions or ethnic backgrounds;
  • be linked to the irresponsible service of alcohol;
  • be sexually explicit in nature; and/or
  • be illegal.

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