More red tape reduction as gaming and racing reforms pass the Legislative Assembly (ACT)

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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  Minister for Racing and Gaming, Mick Gentleman today announced the passing of the Gaming and Racing (Red Tape Reduction) Legislation Amendment Act 2016. The Act 2016, which takes effect from 1 September 2016, implements the following key reforms:

  • provides easier access to clubs for interstate visitors;
  • removes the requirement for pubs and clubs to display licences and authorisation certificates;
  • makes it easier for licensees to remove gaming machines from use; and
  • Implements a simplified licensing framework for race bookmakers and their agents to operate under, including the ability to renew licences.