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Australia – Providers conditionally approved for the NSW cashless gaming trial

By - 20 December 2023

Four Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) members have been selected in an expanded NSW
cashless gaming trial involving nearly 4,500 electronic machines across the State.

The approvals are a crucial step in the NSW Independent Panel on Gaming Reform process as
the Government investigates available technology, its reliability and its future sustainability.

An Expression of Interest process was held earlier this year where expectations were exceeded
by the number of providers and venues volunteering to be part of the cashless gaming trial.

The four GTA members conditionally approved to spearhead the trial next year are Aristocrat, eBet, IGT and Light & Wonder.

GTA members have been at the forefront and commenced NSW cashless gaming trials via
Liquor and Gaming NSW’s regulatory framework, prior to participating in the panel’s process.
Approvals have now been granted on the condition that stringent cybersecurity requirements
are met. The trial will facilitate further testing of the technology with users in different venue

NSW’s Panel has conditionally approved 28 venues for the trial, including 20 clubs and eight
hotels. There is a mix of large clubs with over 300 machines through to smaller regional clubs
and pubs. The testing will also measure any impacts on employees, the infrastructure and
technology costs.

The NSW Independent Panel on Gaming Reform is continuing to work collaboratively as all
members would like to see cashless technology established to ensure sustainable harm
mitigation measures.

Jinesh Patel the CEO of GTA said: “The focus for GTA is to ensure a fair and balanced path for gaming technology in Australia. The trial is complex and costly but we are committed to finding a path forward and working with the NSW Government. GTA is proud to contribute to the NSW Panel and its members are committed to seeing Australia’s first statewide trial succeed.

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