Police Checks for Gaming Industry

Police Checks for Gaming Attendants

Employment Screening Australia has partnered with many Queensland sporting and services clubs to provide national police checks for their gaming employees.

Why does my club want me to get a police check?

In September 2012, the Queensland State Government amended the Gaming Machine Act 1991 to remove the requirement that gaming employees be licensed. Prior to this, gaming employees performing specific gaming duties and tasks were required to obtain a gaming license through the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR).

As part of the licensing assessment process, a police check was automatically carried out by the OLGR. Since licensing was abolished, the onus has fallen to individual clubs to ensure their employees meet due diligence requirements as set out by AUSTRAC, the body that regulates gaming.

This means that anyone employing gaming staff needs to ensure those staff are adequately screened in order to meet the requirements under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing rules. Peak body, Clubs Queensland, recommends that, in order to adhere to AML-CTF rules, clubs should be conducting police checks.