Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme (TGES)

The Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme (TGES) is based in the Gaming Control Act 1993. The TGES provides a means for patrons to exclude themselves from gambling. People can be excluded from gambling in a number of different ways:

Self-Exclusion

This is where a person experiencing gambling problems excludes, or bans, themselves from gambling. This is organised through Gamblers Help counsellor who, in addition to assisting with the self-exclusion process, is able to help the person with their gambling problem. Exclusions can be venue or activity specific, and are for a time period agreed to by the client and counsellor.

To arrange an exclusion, contact Gamblers Help services in Tasmania:

Anglicare

Phone 1800 243 232 or visit the Anglicare Website 

Relationships Australia

Phone 1300 364 277 or visit the Relationships Australia Website

Venue Operator Exclusion

This is where the licensee of a venue or their staff excludes a person where they believe that the person’s behaviour is affecting their own welfare or the welfare of others. The venue operator has significant power to exclude a person where they consider that it is appropriate and where the reason is gambling related.

Third Party Exclusion

This is where a person with a close personal interest in the welfare of another person applies to the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission for that person to be excluded from gambling (including internet-based gambling).

Self-Exclusion from Internet-Based Gambling

This is where a person experiencing gambling problems through an internet-based gambling site excludes themselves on-line. This can be undertaken by following the prompts available on the site or by speaking with Gamblers Help staff. This type of exclusion is for a minimum period of 6 months.

For more information about the TGES, please visit the Department of Treasury and Finance Tasmanian Gambling Exclusion Scheme page