The hotel industry in South Australia has developed an historic initiative aimed at reducing the level of problem gambling in the community. Gaming Care, the Hotels Responsible Gambling Early Intervention Agency, is one of the most significant projects ever undertaken by the hotel industry in South Australia to address problem gambling and at the time of its establishment in 2005, it was thought to be the first scheme of its type in operation in Australian hotels.
This self-assessment compliance audit checklist has been developed by Consumer and Business Services (CBS) to assist licensees in assessing the level of compliance with legislation, regulations, licence conditions and codes of practice for gaming and wagering.
Where the self-assessment checklist makes reference to policies and procedures, venues with Responsible Gambling Agreements in place may refer to their Responsible Gambling Document for compliance with these matters.
The Gambling Codes of Practice Notice 2013 (Codes) makes reference to a “peak body”. For the purposes of this reference and in relation to clause 10B(1)(a) of the Gaming Machines Act 1992, the Independent Gambling Authority has approved Gaming Care and Club Safe as Recognised Industry Bodies. Licensees that have a Responsible Gambling Agreement with either of these bodies are exempt from certain clauses of the Codes.
You can download the checklist direct from the CBS website here: http://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/assets/files/Gaming_SelfAssessment_Intro&Checklist_Final.pdf
The Independent Gambling Authority has approved an update to the 3 Month Gaming Barring Order Form