The Authority previously commenced statutory reviews of the inquiry process and principles prescribed for the purposes of applications for a social effect certificate as well as the responsible gambling agreement under the Gaming Machines Act 1992 (the Act).
This research project was undertaken to find out about how automated risk monitoring is used within the Adelaide Casino.
This research project was to undertake a qualitative study to identify if there are different regulatory requirements in SA for wagering and gaming machine customers.
The 2016-17 Annual Report of the Authority was tabled in both Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, 28 November 2017.
Under South Australian law, wagering providers – whether licensed in this state or operating as authorised interstate betting operators – can only take bets on races conducted by licensed racing clubs and on contingencies approved by the Independent Gambling Authority.
Consumer and Business Services (CBS) is now processing applications for approval of acceptable trade promotion lotteries on behalf of the Independent Gambling Authority.
Read the recent CBS Heads Up - licensee bulletin for more information about applying for approval.
For casino and gaming stakeholders, the Office for Problem Gambling has advised of the approval of new campaign material (relevant to the in-venue messaging obligations) to be additional material for display. The formal approval starts on 1 July 2016 and distribution will be via the usual channels. A sample of the material is here.
The South Australian Government has announced a budget measure to tax all lawful wagering permitted by the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000 on a place of consumption basis, from 1 July 2017.
The tax of 15% (subject to an annual threshold of $150,000 net wagering revenue) will apply to all betting transactions with people located in South Australia regardless of which Australian jurisdiction the gambling provider is licensed in. (Gambling by overseas licensed operators is illegal and both the operator and the bettor commit and offence if a bet is transacted.)
Under South Australian law, wagering providers (whether licensed in this State or operating as authorised interstate betting operators) may take bets on races conducted by licensed racing clubs and on contingencies approved by the Independent Gambling Authority under section 4 of the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000.
On 30 May 2016, the Authority formally approved the taking of bets by licensed bookmakers on the picnic race meeting being held at Marree on 11 June 2016. The notice was published in today's Government Gazette (and is available from the gazetted instruments page).
As the Marree Picnic Race Club is not a licensed racing club, special contingency approval is required to allow betting on this traditional activity. The contingencies are not approved for Ubet or authoirsed interstate betting operators and, in practice, betting will be limited to a bookmaker at the racecourse.