YourPlay, the Victorian Government’s pre-commitment scheme, empowers players to make informed decisions about their gaming machine play.
The scheme allows them to:
- set limits of time or money spent
- track their gaming machine play across Victoria.
YourPlay is now operating on all gaming machines in the state, including those at the Melbourne casino.
Independent Evaluation report released
On 21 February, the Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation released the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies evaluation report on YourPlay, accepting all 23 recommendations to strengthen Victoria’s voluntary pre-commitment scheme.
The report shows many of the users have experienced benefits from YourPlay, but the scheme could be improved with better communications, promotion and data reporting, increased staff training and stronger regulations.
The Department of Justice and Community Safety will consult with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation to implement these recommendations.
Information for venue operators
There are resources and information about your obligations on the YourPlay information for venue operators page.
About the scheme
In 2010, the Victorian Government set a timeframe for introducing pre‑commitment technology on electronic gaming machines across the state. The pre‑commitment scheme is voluntary for players to use but mandatory for gaming venues across Victoria. The YourPlay scheme was successfully launched on 1 December 2015. The current monitoring licence was amended to include pre-commitment. It expires in 2027.
The regulatory and legal framework
The Gambling Regulation Amendment (Pre-commitment) Act 2014 and the Gambling Regulation (Pre-commitment and Loyalty Scheme) Regulations 2014 establish the regulatory framework for the pre-commitment scheme.
Both are available on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website .
The Victorian Player Account Equipment Technical Standard for player account equipment and the Victorian Pre-commitment System Requirements Standard are available on the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation website .
The government has entered into a commercial agreement with Intralot Gaming Services Pty Ltd (Intralot) for the delivery of pre-commitment. Amendments were made to Intralot’s monitoring licence in May 2014 and a pre-commitment related agreement was entered into in July 2014.
The monitoring licence is published on the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation website .
Information for players
If you have any questions relating to pre-commitment, please contact the Pre-commitment Implementation Project team by email firstname.lastname@example.org .