This page sets out what is required when a gaming venue operator wishes to change the layout of their gaming machine area (GMA). This is often referred to in the gaming industry as the “area within the green line”.
Section 3.3 of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (the Act) says:
(a) the size, layout and facilities of the approved venue; and
(b) any other matter that the Commission considers relevant.
The VCGLR has determined that, for the purposes of section 3.3.16 of the Act, some low risk alterations do not require prior approval. The following list specifies those types of alterations that are not considered to be a GMA Modification for the purposes of section 3.3.16 of the Act, and consequently may be carried out by a venue operator without prior approval from the VCGLR:
Any types of alterations that are not on listed above require approval. This includes multiple alterations that include any changes not listed here. In such cases, all alterations should be indicated on the application for approval. For example, this includes, but is not limited to:
Venue operators are reminded that any installation of a facility such as a Keno or wagering terminal where no alternate selling or redemption facility exists outside of the GMA is in breach of regulations.
All applications for prior approval should use the Online gambling services portal.
Gaming venue operators need to note that GMA layout and facilities are subject to regulation, even if you do not get prior approval. This means that, even if prior approval is not required, a gaming venue must ensure that GMA alterations are compliant with the Act and all relevant regulations and standards. The relevant regulations are: