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25 Aug 2022

Tabcorp to monitor Tasmanian gaming machines

Tabcorp company, MAX, has been granted a 20-year licence to monitor all electronic gaming machines in Tasmanian Pubs and Clubs from July 2023.

The Tasmanian Government today confirmed MAX had been the successful tenderer for the contract. The agreement adds to more than 115,000 electronic gaming machines which are currently monitored by MAX across Australia. 

As part of the agreement, Tabcorp will contribute $1,000,000 to Gambling Harm Research in Tasmania and will employ skilled Tasmanians to implement the contract. 

Tabcorp Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Adam Rytenskild said:

“We’re really looking forward to working closely with the Tasmanian Government to maintain and enhance the integrity of electronic gaming machines in pubs and clubs throughout the state,’’ he said.

“MAX is the largest monitor of gaming machines in Australia and we are committed to providing a world class service that upholds the integrity of gaming in Tasmania and ensures all machines operate in compliance of regulatory requirements.

“A priority for us is ensuring Tasmanians are employed as part of this agreement and that we invest substantially to assist in the research of potential gambling harm.”

Mr Rytenskild said Tabcorp’s Gaming Services arm would continue to transition into an Integrity Services operation.

“We were very clear at our recent investor day that we are focussed on transitioning Gaming Services into a broader Integrity Services provider and securing this contract is a proof point of that transition,’’ he said.

“It’s also another strong outcome for Tabcorp following the demerger. In the 3 months since the demerger Tabcorp has commenced work with the Star Entertainment Group to transition their Sydney Casino onto our NSW monitoring platform and we have decided to sell our non-core eBet company.

“Tabcorp has strong momentum and we are looking to build on that in the year ahead.”

Mr Rytenskild said Tabcorp was looking forward to working closely with clubs and hotels in Tasmania.

“Tabcorp has a strong relationship with the THA and we will work hand in hand with the Government, pubs and clubs to ensure a successful and safe transition.”