Subpart 3—Regulations relating to harm prevention and minimisation

313 Regulations relating to harm prevention and minimisation

(1)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, make regulations for all or any of the following purposes:

(a)

prescribing the maximum stake that may be placed in gambling authorised by this Act:

(b)

prescribing the maximum prize limit for gambling authorised by this Act:

(ba)

restricting or prohibiting inducements to gamble:

(c)

prescribing requirements for the design, layout, and furnishing of a class 4 venue or casino venue:

(d)

declaring a venue or class of venue as suitable or unsuitable to be a class 4 venue:

(e)

regulating the intensity of gambling, including—

(i)

the frequency at which successive games may be played or successive bets may be placed:

(ii)

the concentration of gambling positions at a venue, for example, the number and spacing of gaming machines or gaming tables, and the number of seats at those machines or tables:

(iii)

the kinds or frequency of information or messages that must be displayed to gamblers during a playing session, for example, the duration of the session, losses during the session, reminders about the desirability of breaks in the session, warnings about problem gambling and advice about sources of assistance for problem gambling:

(ea)

regulating the transfer of money to a gaming machine:

(f)

prescribing the information or messages that gambling operators must provide:

(g)

restricting or prohibiting the advertising of gambling, gambling delivery mechanisms, gambling venues, gambling prizes, or any other thing related to gambling, or prescribing codes requiring such advertising to be responsible:

(h)

requiring gambling operators to provide problem gambling awareness training for employees involved in supervising gambling:

(ha)

specifying minimum standards or content for problem gambling awareness training:

(i)

prescribing systems or processes ancillary to gambling, including—

(i)

the method of paying prizes:

(ii)

the availability of automatic teller machines at a venue:

(iia)

the availability of EFTPOS devices in close proximity to gambling equipment at a venue:

(iii)

the disabling of a bank note acceptor device associated with a gaming machine at a venue:

(j)

providing for any other matters related to harm prevention or minimisation that are contemplated by, or necessary for giving full effect to, this Act and its due administration.

(2)

Regulations made under subsection (1) may apply—

(a)

to specified licence holders or classes of licence holder:

(b)

to specified venues or classes of venue:

(c)

to specified gambling equipment or classes of gambling equipment:

(d)

to any particular games, or classes of games, or categories, classes, or forms of gambling.

Section 313(1)(ba): inserted, on 3 March 2015, by section 104(1) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 313(1)(e): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 104(2) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 313(1)(e)(iii): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 104(3) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 313(1)(ea): inserted, on 3 March 2015, by section 104(4) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 313(1)(f): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 104(5) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 313(1)(g): replaced, on 3 March 2015, by section 104(6) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 313(1)(ha): inserted, on 3 March 2015, by section 104(7) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 313(1)(i)(iia): inserted, on 3 March 2015, by section 104(8) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 313(2)(d): replaced, on 3 March 2015, by section 104(9) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).