Pokie swapping options on the table

johnboy 5 July 2013


Joy Burch has announced the release of a discussion paper on the trading of one armed bandits between the rapacious quasi corporate entities which used to be community clubs:

The proposed trading scheme would progress an inaugural Memorandum of Understanding signed in September 2012 between the ACT Government and ClubsACT, which outlined key commitments agreed to between the ACT Government and ClubsACT in areas such as gaming reform, regulatory reform, problem gambling and harm minimisation, and reducing clubs’ reliance on gaming.

ACT Minister for Gaming and Racing Joy Burch said the clubs industry had called for a trading scheme to give them greater flexibility in their business models, and several other Australian jurisdictions already have similar schemes in place including NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.

“The discussion paper is an opportunity for industry and other interested stakeholders to contribute to the design of a scheme, and it includes three options for how a scheme could operate,” Ms Burch said.

The options under consideration are:

    1. Open Market

    2. Government Managed Tender

    3. Fixed Price

[Photo by Dennis CC BY 2.0]

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