Intralot Australia to implement pre-commitment scheme
Intralot Australia has been selected as the preferred provider by the Victorian State Government in Australia to implement a voluntary pre-commitment scheme for the approximately 27.500 electronic gaming machines across the state.
The scheme will be rolled out across all relevant gaming venues including casinos in the state and is planned to be in place from 1 December of 2015 following the successful enactment of legislation and contract negotiations.
The scheme will be voluntary for players but mandatory on all gaming machines operating in Victoria. Players will be able to set time and amount limits on any electronic gaming machine, track their play across the State and electronically access their personalised information at any gaming venue. Intralot will operate the pre-commitment scheme until 2027.
Edward O’ Donohue, Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation of Victoria State, commented: “The Coalition Government made an election commitment to introduce voluntary pre-commitment, and is the first government in Australia to do so. Pre-commitment is a vital harm minimisation and consumer protection measure that will help players control their gambling and avoid it escalating to harmful levels. With the company’s (Intralot) monitoring equipment already installed in Victoria, this option requires the least cost and effort for operators, and less duplication of infrastructure.”
Mr. Antonis Markopoulos, INTRALOT’s Deputy Managing Director Asia Pacific, stated: “This decision follows our successful implementation of the monitoring licence project in Victoria which culminated in the successful completion of gaming venue migration in early 2013. We look forward to successfully completing contractual negotiations with the State Government on pre-commitment in the near future. We also look forward to delivering this important project to the State to the highest quality, within budget and on time.”