Gaming equipment technical evaluations

All gaming equipment for use in Queensland must be assessed by the Gaming Services Branch Technical Unit of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation. This includes any equipment used in:

  • casino games
  • charitable and non-profit games
  • machine gaming (pokies)
  • Keno, lottery or wagering systems.

The Gaming Services Branch Technical Unit evaluates all gaming-related hardware, software, artwork and mathematics against relevant legislation, standards and policies in Queensland. Technical guidelines are then published that allow gaming licensees to conform to these requirements.

These technical guidelines are identified in 3 ways:

  • current version - the most recent non-draft version of the document
  • mark-up version - highlights all changes to the document compared with the previously published version of that same document
  • draft for comment - a proposed new document (or proposed new version of an existing document) published for industry consultation and feedback before being finalised.

To find out more, read the Gaming Services Technical Unit service charter or contact the Gaming Services Branch Technical Unit at or phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68).