Authorities in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are analysing the introduction of new rules to reduce the number of slot machines.
Australia.- The Australian Capital Territory’s new advisory council on gambling harm reduction is to analyse measures aimed to reduce the number of slot machines, known locally as poker machines, in the territory.
The advisory council seeks to reduce the number of gaming machine licences to 3,500 and introduce AU$5 (US$3.89) bet limits. It will also run a self-exclusion scheme.
Minister for Gaming Shane Rattenbury, whochairs thenew advisory council, said he will work together with local clubs to help people with gambling-related issues and to find ways for clubs to diversify their profits by adding services and products not related to gambling.
Kate Seselja, founder of The Hope Project, praised the announcement and said she believed and clubs should become slots-free.