August 25, 2022
Michael Ferguson, Treasurer
One of the key elements of our future gaming market reforms was to end the monopoly and award the Licensed Monitoring Operator contract for the Hotels and Clubs Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM) network by through competitive bidding in the open market.
The tender was released on March 25 this year and was a multi-faceted bidding process that required expert input and contract negotiations with a complex and complex set of agreements and licenses. interdependent to be agreed.
I am pleased to announce that following this comprehensive and competitive bidding process, Maxgaming Holdings Pty Ltd has been granted the exclusive Tasmanian Surveillance Operator License to supply and operate an electronic surveillance system and services to monitor all EGMs in hotels and licensed clubs in Tasmania.
As part of its tender, Maxgaming will pay the Government of Tasmania an initial license fee of $2 million to benefit the Tasmanian community and will also provide an additional grant of $1 million over the life of the license to contribute to the Community Support Fund. .
Maxgaming is a highly experienced and qualified provider of EGM monitoring services, currently operating in New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Maxgaming monitors over 135,000 machines on its network, including over 30,000 gaming machines in Queensland (as the primary monitoring operator in a competitive market) and all machines in New South Wales and the Territory du Nord as the exclusive surveillance operator.
The monitoring services that will be provided by Maxgaming will include integrity management, electronic data collection, facilitation of linked jackpot deals, collection and reporting of financial data, installation, maintenance and repair of game machines.
The license that will be awarded to Maxgaming is for a period of 20 years from July 1, 2023, in accordance with the schedule for individual hotels and clubs to obtain an individual license and be responsible for gaming operations at their sites.
Maxgaming will now begin preparatory work in consultation with sites to be ready for the official transition to the new monitoring system from July 1, 2023.
The award of the surveillance operator license represents a major milestone in the implementation of the government’s gaming market reforms, and I commend Maxgaming for their successful bid.
The Government of Tasmania looks forward to working with Maxgaming and the Tasmanian industry to ensure the continued integrity of gaming in Tasmanian hotels and clubs.
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