Four gaming companies have been granted conditional approval to conduct a cashless gambling trial in New South Wales. It will take place in 2024 and will cover 4,500 electronic gaming machines across venues in the state.
Earlier this year, NSW gambling regulator Liquor & Gaming NSW announced it had started accepting applications from companies wishing to take part in the trial. In the end, four brands were chosen: Aristocrat, eBet, IGT and Light & Wonder. All are members of the Gaming Technology Association (GTA).New South Wales Independent Gambling Reform Group. The government is investigating the technology available, its reliability and future sustainability, the GTA said.
Ginesh Patel, CEO of the GTA, said the Association’s goal is to ensure a fair and balanced path for gaming technology in Australia. The challenge is complex and costly, but we are determined to find a way forward and work with the New South Wales Government. The GTA is proud of its contribution … and its members are committed to making Australia’s first statewide test a success, Patel added.
The trial is being overseen by the NSW Independent Gambling Reform Group.plans to test approximately 500 slot machines to evaluate various technologies and their impact on users. In March, the new government continued to implement the ideas of its predecessors, but instead of cashless game cards, the object of testing was cashless games.
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