32 Existing gaming machine licences and site approvals

(1)

Despite section 375, an existing gaming machine licence held on the commencement of this section becomes, and must be treated as if it were, a class 4 operator’s licence.

(2)

A site approval held on the commencement of this section becomes, and must be treated as if it were, a class 4 venue licence (and expires on the same date as the relevant operator’s licence).

(3)

For the purposes of sections 56, 57, 72, and 73, the Secretary may treat a corporate society as the holder of a class 4 operator’s licence or class 4 venue licence if the Secretary is satisfied that it is the same, or substantially the same, entity as the society that held an existing gaming machine licence on the commencement of this section.