A fairer pricing system for gaming machines in Victoria (VIC)

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VICTORIA:  Venues that earn the most from pokies will be forced to pay more tax under changes announced  on 11 August 2017 by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz said the new gaming machine pricing system would increase taxes for pubs, clubs and hotels with high-earning gaming machines. The increased revenue these changes provide will go directly into the state’s Hospitals and Charities Fund, the Mental Health Fund, alcohol and drug treatment services and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Fund. These arrangements will come into effect when the current gaming machine licences expire in August 2022 - providing pubs, clubs and hotels the certainty needed to plan for the future.