Gaming Machine Cap To Be Fulfilled

Gaming Machine Cap To Be Fulfilled

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles

A Cap On Community Gaming Machines

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Gunner Government has fulfilled a key election commitment, reinstating a cap on the number of gaming machines in community venues. 

“After listening to strong community concerns the Gunner Government committed to delivering a cap on community gaming machines before the end of the year.” Attorney General Natasha Fyles said. 

“I’m pleased to announce that has been achieved today.” 

 

Under the changes the maximum number of community gaming machines can’t exceed 1,852. 

This reflects the number of gaming machine licences already in use or in the application process. The cap recognises and respects existing arrangements. 

“The CLP (Country Liberal Party) failed to deliver a gambling prevalence survey and oversaw a blow out of gaming machine licences without consultation or evidence of the impact on the community.” Attorney General Fyles said.  

“Gambling has a considerable impact on Territory communities and families and the Territory Labor government will take an evidence based approach, working with key stakeholders.” 

Latest Northern Territory Gambling Prevalence and Wellbeing Survey are currently being finalised. 

Regulatory changes have been approved by the Executive Council and will commence today.