Legislation Change To Enable Genuine Social Poker In Tasmania

Liberal Tasmania
  • Michael Ferguson Deputy Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Planning, Member for Bass
  • A re-elected majority Rockliff Liberal Government will amend the Gaming Control Act 1993 to enable genuine social poker tournaments without wagering but with low entry fees paid by players.

    The Tasmanian Liberal Government will work with the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission and the social poker community to make any necessary legislative amendments to foster a vibrant and responsible regulatory environment for gaming.

    Treasurer, Michael Ferguson said the Liberals have a plan, Labor has a petition.

    “We have a pathway forward to enable genuine social poker to operate,” Mr Ferguson said.

    Under our 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future, we will continue to prioritise the recreational activities that foster community engagement and responsible participation.

    Together, we are paving the way for a vibrant and thriving social poker scene that aligns with our commitment to Tasmania’s prosperous future.

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