The New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has revised Guideline 16 to reflect its new position on late-night gaming.
ILGA decides applications for NSW pubs and clubs to operate gaming machines,
The revision is said to have come after new research from Roy Morgan Research supported evidence of a link between late-night gambling and gambling-related harm.
The objects of the Act require that the minimisation of harm, to individuals and communities, must be the priority when ILGA assesses applications from venues wishing to increase gaming facilities.
The previous edition of the Guideline made clear ILGA’s increasing concern about the potentially harmful impact of late-night gaming.