Australia.- December 18th 2023 www.zonadeazar.com Four members of the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) have been conditionally approved for an expanded New South Wales (NSW) cashless gaming trial, which will involve nearly 4,500 electronic machines.
In September, it was announced that Liquor & Gaming New South Wales would oversee trials of cashless gaming technology, hosted by the Independent Panel on Gaming Reform.
The objective of the study aimed to analyze shifts in player attitudes and behaviors resulting from technology use, considering factors such as session duration, frequency, and the extent of harm encountered. The research also sought areas for improvement to mitigate gambling harm effectively.
In light of this recent development, it has been reported that the cashless gaming trial has surpassed expectations in terms of the number of providers and venues willing to participate. Aristocrat, eBet, IGT, and Light & Wonder have received conditional approval for the upcoming trial, contingent upon meeting stringent cybersecurity requirements.
Notably, in October of the previous year, Aristocrat Gaming’s technology was implemented on 36 machines during trials at Wests Newcastle. A total of 28 venues, encompassing 20 clubs and eight hotels of varying sizes, have been provisionally approved for participation in the trial.
CEO of GTA, Jinesh Patel, emphasized the organization’s dedication to fostering a fair and balanced approach to gaming technology in Australia. Acknowledging the trial’s complexity and costs, Patel reiterated GTA’s commitment to collaborating with the NSW Government in charting a successful course for Australia’s first statewide trial.
“GTA takes pride in its contribution to the NSW Panel, and its members are steadfast in ensuring the success of Australia’s inaugural statewide trial,” Patel affirmed.