Problem gambling can be tackled with pre-commitment cards

Problem gambling can be tackled with pre-commitment cards

Summary:

The pre-commitment card program will place limits on the amount of money a person can spend on pokie machines. The pre-commitment card will be used across the state and players can register for their card at any venue that hosts pokie machines. The program is expected to be up and running by the end of the year.

The pre-commitment card program will place limits on the amount of money a person can spend on pokie machines.

The announcement was made by Michael Ferguson, the deputy premier, and is believed to be in response to the report into harm minimisation technologies for electronic gaming machines in the Australian state.

Ferguson said that in a statement.

We support the Commission’s recommendation to implement a statewide player card gaming system with pre-commitment and cashless gaming. The government supports the Commission’s view that facial recognition technology is not an effective tool for the prevention of harm in gaming venues.

The pre-commitment card will be used across the state and players can register for their card at any venue that hosts pokie machines. The limits on the card are set by default.

At any time, limits can be dropped to lower levels but only if the gambler is able to meet certain requirements. The announcement did not say what those requirements would be.

Ferguson went on to say something.

The impacts from gambling harm are felt across our communities, beyond the immediate impact on an individual and their family. People will be protected from losing more than they can afford with this system.

Funding for training and support for license holders has been set aside by the government for the program, which is expected to be fully operational by December 2024.