The NSW Government-established Independent Panel on Gaming Reform (IPGR) has issued invitations for venues and technology providers to apply to participate in the cashless gaming trial.
The IPGR says that the primary practical objective of the trial is to ensure any cashless gaming rollout is feasible without unduly impacting industry, whilst also minimising gambling harm and money laundering risks.
Specifically, the trial objectives are to:
Examine the feasibility and acceptance of implementing cashless gaming technologies in all clubs and hotels in NSW and in doing so to gain insights from the technology on:
- reducing gambling harm in NSW clubs and hotels
- reducing money laundering in NSW clubs and hotels
- the club and hotels industry and the people they employ, and
- the infrastructure and cost requirements for clubs and hotels in relation to any rollout of cashless gaming technology.
The IPGR said: “Applicants should meet the minimum requirements set by the Independent Panel to take part in the cashless gaming trial, including harm minimisation protections, anti-money laundering protections, and data security and privacy protections, and specific requirements for venues.”
Full details on the minimum requirements are available on the trial’s application website.
Responses are to be submitted via email as a PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday 13 October 2023. Both technology providers and venues must address the criteria outline in their respective invitations to apply to the trial, again on the trial website.
The IPGR will then assess each response against the minimum requirements for the trial and will recommend a mix of venues that represent an appropriate balance of venue types, sizes, locations and demographics.
Following the Panel’s decision, all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their submission.