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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

National Gambling Reform Bill 2012

 

 

(1)     Clause 3, page 3 (line 8), after “precommitment”, insert “and of operating in low intensity mode”.

[low intensity mode]

(2)     Clause 4, page 4 (line 32), at the end of paragraph (2)(e), add “and of operating in low intensity mode”.

[low intensity mode]

(3)     Clause 5, page 8 (after line 15), after the definition of issuing officer , insert:

jackpot , in relation to a gaming machine, means the combination of letters, numbers, symbols or representations as part of a game on that machine that pays the maximum winnings payable on that machine for any one combination.

[low intensity mode]

(4)     Clause 5, page 9 (after line 14), after the definition of limit period winnings , insert:

linked-jackpot arrangement means an arrangement under which a single jackpot operates over 2 or more gaming machines.

[low intensity mode]

(5)     Clause 5, page 9 (after line 18), after the definition of loss limit , insert:

low intensity mode has the meaning given by section 6A.

[low intensity mode]

(6)     Clause 5, page 12 (after line 27), after the definition of small gaming machine premises , insert:

spin rate , in relation to a gaming machine, means the interval between spins on the gaming machine.

[low intensity mode]

(7)     Page 13 (after line 34), after clause 6, insert:

6A   Meaning of low intensity mode

             (1)  A gaming machine is operating in low intensity mode if:

                     (a)  its maximum bet per spin is $1; and

                     (b)  the maximum amount payable under a jackpot or a linked-jackpot arrangement is $500; and

                     (c)  it is not capable of accepting additional money or credit from a player if it stands in credit to the player to the value of $20 or more; and

                     (d)  its minimum spin rate is 3.5 seconds.

             (2)  The regulations may prescribe other requirements in relation to the operation of a gaming machine in low intensity mode.

[low intensity mode]

(8)     Clause 78, page 61 (line 11), at the end of the clause, add “or of operating in low intensity mode”.

[low intensity mode]

(9)     Clause 79, page 62 (lines 8 to 11), omit paragraph (c), substitute:

                     (c)  the gaming machine:

                              (i)  does not comply with any one or more of the requirements prescribed by the regulations in relation to the capability of the gaming machine to provide for precommitment; or

                             (ii)  is not capable of operating in low intensity mode.

[low intensity mode]

(10)   Clause 80, page 62 (lines 18 to 21), omit paragraph (b), substitute:

                     (b)  the gaming machine:

                              (i)  does not comply with any one or more of the requirements prescribed by the regulations in relation to the capability of the gaming machine to provide for precommitment; or

                             (ii)  is not capable of operating in low intensity mode.

[low intensity mode]