Gaming Machine Areas and Your Staff

Gaming Machine Areas and Your Staff

Posted March 12, 2014

Requirements for staff working in the gaming machine area are changing, and over the past year, a number of significant amendments have emerged that venues need to be aware of. There are some simple steps that operators can take to make sure their staff comply with new requirements, as well as providing a more efficient means of operating the gaming machine area.

Some duties now require staff to obtain a gaming industry employee licence, and these include:

  • having possession of, or giving to other people holding a gaming industry employee’s licence, keys that unlock the logic area of a gaming machine
  • performing any task that requires access to the logic area of a gaming machine
  • performing any task that requires access to a restricted monitoring component at the gaming venue, ie access a Jackpot Interface Board
  • supervise any person carrying out any of the duties referred to above.

Note that staff who don't perform any of these duties although working in gaming machine areas are not required to hold a licence, and it is the responsibility of the venue operator to make sure that staff have received the appropriate training.

For further information, contact Leigh Barrett & Associates on leigh@leighbarrett.com.au.