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Section 3.5.35 of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 prohibits the display of gaming machine related signs. This page outlines the requirements.
The Gambling Regulation (Signage) Regulations 2005 allow a limited number of gaming machine related signs to be displayed on approved venues.
A gaming machine related sign is any sign (whether consisting of words, symbols, pictures or any other thing) that draws attention to, or can reasonably be taken to draw attention to, the availability of gaming machines for gaming or that uses a term or expression frequently associated with gaming machines.
Venue operators are able to display a gaming machine related sign on their venues. There are restrictions on the quantity, availability and size of gaming signagee. The term ‘Pokies’ can be used on the sign.
The Regulations permit the display of the gaming machine related sign if the:
Venue operators may require planning approval when installing new signage and should contact their council about specific permit requirements that may apply.
The VCGLR will investigate venues that display prohibited signage, which may result in prosecution or disciplinary action.