Types of gambling-related exclusions

Gambling-related exclusions can be instigated in 2 ways:

1. Venue-initiated exclusion

Venue-initiated exclusions require you to complete Form 3D: Exclusion direction and Form 3I: Information notice - exclusion direction. Venue-initiated exclusions remain in place for 5 years unless the patron makes a written application to your venue and you agree to revoke the direction.

If you initiate the exclusion of a patron - or refuse an application for re-entry to your gambling venue by an excluded person - the patron may appeal to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).

2. Patron self-exclusion

Patrons have the right to self-exclude from a gambling venue, part of a gambling venue, or gambling activity, depending on the venue. Self-exclusions must be lodged with the gambling venue. Patrons can contact Gambling Help for information and assistance.

How a patron can self-exclude from gambling

When a patron comes to you to self-exclude from your venue or gambling activity they must complete Form 3A: Self-exclusion notice and give it to you to process. You should then process their Form 3A as instructed in the resource manual for your respective industry.

You should inform your patron that self-exclusion is for a 5-year period and cannot be revoked, except within the 24-hour cooling-off period after they have received Form 3B: Self-exclusion order, or after at least 12 months after the person received Form 3B.

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