Recommencement of 5 year review-social effect inquiry process and principles and responsible gambling agreement

19 January 2018

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).

Changes coming in on 1 July 2016

30 June 2016

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.

Tax to be levied on "place of consumption" basis on betting activity from 1 July 2017

23 June 2016

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.)

Betting approved for Marree "picnic" race meeting—11 June 2016

10 June 2016

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.