Australia: New Private Members Bill targeting poker machines tabled in Parliament

The Gambling Harm Reduction (Protecting Problem Gamblers and Other Measures) Bill 2014 was introduced to Parliament on 24 November 2014 by Independent Member for Denison Andrew Wilkie. The Bill would provide a strict new regulatory framework for poker machines with the aim of reducing harm to problem gamblers.

The Bill features measures championed by the Productivity Commission such as capped jackpots, $1 maximum bets and mandatory pre-commitment.

We will keep you updated on the progress of the Bill.