The Independent Panel for Gaming Reform in New South Wales met for the first time on Monday in Sydney.
As reported by Liquor & Gaming NSW, the panel’s immediate priority is the implementation of cashless gaming across the state.
Minister for Gaming and Racing, David Harris, told the meeting: “The Panel’s first priority is to confirm the design and regulatory settings for the expanded cashless gaming trial, to ensure it can start as soon as possible.
“This includes deciding which venues will take part, ensuring there is an appropriate mix of hotels and clubs across metropolitan and regional areas.
“By imposing certain mandatory requirements, the Panel can ensure that the trial will have strong data security and privacy protections in place.”
The panel will also recommend best practice for the use of the AU$100m harm minimisation fund.
Former NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing Commissioner Michael Foggo, said: “The panel is set up so that a range key stakeholders and experts are represented including industry, gambling harm minimisation experts, academic experts, law enforcement and cyber security.
“It also has the ability to seek input from other external experts in the field and government bodies such as the NSW Crime Commission, the NSW Information and Privacy Commission and Austrac.”