History of gaming regulation
First race meeting held in Brisbane.
First lottery conducted by Golden Casket.
11 August 1962
Legal off-course betting provided by TAB.
20 November 1985
Conrad Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast opened.
14 May 1986
Sheraton Townsville Hotel and Casino opened.
11 February 1992
Gaming machines operational in licensed clubs.
30 April 1992
Gaming machines operational in hotels/taverns.
11 April 1995
Conrad International Treasury Casino in Brisbane opened.
24 January 1996
Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns opened.
The Problem Gambling Advisory Committee established (name changed to Responsible Gambling Advisory Committee in 1998).
1 July 1997
The Queensland Government commenced withdrawing from gaming machine ownership and gaming machine monitoring.
1 July 1997
Keno play available at non-casino venues.
1 August 1997
Lottery licence issued to Golden Casket Lottery Corporation Ltd.
1 October 1998
The Interactive gambling (Player Protection) Act 1998 commenced.
1 April 1999
Licensed monitoring operators commenced monitoring of machine gaming sites.
1 July 1999
Regulation of UNiTAB commenced.
15 September 1999
Privatisation of TAB Queensland.
1 December 1999
Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999 commenced.
21 April 2000
Policy direction for gambling in Queensland released.
1 July 2000
Gaming sites with a liquor nominee required to have a gaming nominee.
1 December 2000
Clubs with more than 50 gaming machines required to lodge community benefit statements. Introduction of the requirement to submit a community impact statement as supporting material for gaming machine applications of ‘significant community impact’.
8 May 2001
Number of gaming machines in hotels capped.
1 July 2001
Major facilities levy paid by hotels with metered wins over $100,000.
1 December 2001
Gaming machine bank note acceptors limited to accepting $5, $10 and $20 notes.
The Queensland Responsible Gambling Strategy was launched.
20 May 2002
The voluntary industry Queensland Responsible Gambling Code of Practice launched.
1 July 2002
Gambling taxes, major facilities levy and Keno licence fee collected by the Office of State Revenue.
1 July 2003
Re-allocation scheme for hotel gaming machines commenced.
1 July 2006
The cap on the maximum number of hotel gaming machines in Queensland increased from 18,843 to 20,000.
17 April 2008
Queensland Government announced a raft of harm minimisation initiatives, including:
16 November 2008
Queensland Government announced that the number of club gaming machines in Queensland would be permanently capped.
30 November 2009
The Club Gaming Machine Reallocation Scheme commenced, with the number of gaming machines in Queensland clubs capped at 24,705.
16 April 2010
Moratorium on additional EGMs introduced in April 2008 extended to April 2012.
16 April 2012
Moratorium on additional EGMs in hotels lapses.
1 July 2012
Hotel cap reduces to 19,500 EGMs that could be operational.
1 February 2012
Individual hotel licences increased to 45.
21 September 2012
Removal of gaming employee licences.
1 January 2013
Abolition of the Liquor and Gaming Commission. Appointment of a single Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming.
27 May 2016
The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Act 2016 commenced.
13 October 2016
Casino licence granted for The Star, Brisbane casino.