Surrendering a licence or disposing of electronic gaming machines

Surrender a gaming machine licence

When surrendering a gaming machine licence in Queensland, you must consider a range of matters. This includes the sale of gaming machine operating authorities (hotels) or gaming machine entitlements (clubs), as well as the disposal of gaming machines, either by sale or destruction. All the information and forms you need are provided below.

You can report the surrender of a gaming machine licence through the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS).

Disposal of electronic gaming machines

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) no longer requires notification of the disposal of gaming machines.

However, following a decrease in the approved number of gaming machines, cessation of gaming at an additional club premises or the surrender of a gaming machine licence, the Gaming Machine Act 1991 requires that gaming machines must be disposed of. This must be done by sale or destruction, within 1 month of the application being approved or the notification being accepted.

Should you require further time to dispose of the gaming machines, an application to store gaming machines must be lodged with OLGR.

Destruction of electronic gaming machines

Gaming machine licensees, licensed monitoring operators, approved financiers and gaming trainers are no longer required to seek OLGR approval prior to the destruction of gaming machines.

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