If you are interested in buying pokies machines in Australia first you need to think whether you want for your personal use or for commercial use. Personal use pokies machines are those machines which are only kept for fun and amusement. Commercial use pokies machines means you can place these pokies on your casino, club, pub or any such place to generate income. Also you need to decide whether you wish to buy an old pokies machines or a new one.
Old pokies machines can be bought online at many sites that have pokies for sale like eBay, gumtree or any other site. New pokies machines can be bought online as well as at physical gaming centres or developers that make these games like IGT, Microgaming, Playtech, NetEnt and various other gaming providers.
But before you think of buying any kind of pokies machines whether for real money or for fun you need to know certain things.
To buy pokies machines for commercial use
If you want to operate a gaming machine for commercial use, you must have:
- A club or a hotel liquor licence which means you must own a club or a hotel
- You must have a certificate called sufficient Gaming Machine Threshold (GMT) for the number of machines you want to operate in your venue
- You also need Gaming Machine Entitlement (GME) or a poker machine permit (PMP) for each gaming machine installed at the venue
Once you have obtained the above document next you need to
- Contact Data Monitoring Systems (DMS) to arrange for the CMS equipment to be installed in your venue
- Provide direct debit details to Gaming Systems
- Buy a gaming machine from a licensed dealer or seller, or from another hotel or club
- Apply through Quick change for authorisation to keep and operate the machine
- Connect the gaming machine to the Centralised Monitoring System (CMS).
Also note that only clubs are permitted to operate multi-terminal gaming machines (MTGMs) and only hotels have poker machine permits and hotels with more than 10 gaming machines must have a Hotel Gaming Room
To buy pokies machines for personal use
If you wish to use a gaming machine for personal use then you can contact: Gaming Systems, Liquor & Gaming NSW, GPO Box 7060 Sydney NSW 2001, Phone: 1300 024 720 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. to get the permission or license to run the pokies for amusement or fun.
How to make payment to buy the pokies machines?
The payment must be in full and made within 90 days of the delivery date and the trade-ins are allowed as part of the purchase price as well as payment can be in cash or a combination of cash and trade-in.
If you are not making payment in full within 90 days (or less) you may only purchase, rent or lease gaming machines under a financial agreement previously approved by the Authority.
Also there are certain fees associated with it like
- authorising 1 new device counts as 1 change,
- de-authorising a device and replacing it with a new device counts as 2 changes,
- authorising 1 device and attaching it to a progressive jackpot controller counts as 2 changes.
- Fees are direct debited from the account nominated for payment of your gaming machine tax a month after approval.
Please remember that only authorised gaming machines may be installed at the premises and all authorised gaming machines must be connected to the CMS.
If you want to get rid of a pokies machine
But what if you want to get rid or dispose your pokies machines and no longer wish to use it for personal or commercial use. Liked when you had wish to install a new gaming machine, or wanted to change your existing gaming machine you had to undergo the authroisation from Liquor and Gaming deparment; similarly to dispose of a gaming machine in your venue, you must apply for authorisation to keep or dispose of that machine.
Also you need to fill an online application through Maxgaming’s Quickchangesystem, or a Paper Based (PBS) application form with Gaming Systems.
You can use the following PBS authorisation forms:
- Standalone Gaming Device Application form for gaming machines not connected to a progressive jackpot system
- Progressive Gaming System Application form for progressive jackpot systems and gaming device connected to them.
Note that Multi Terminal Gaming Machines can only be authorised though Maxgaming’s Quickchange system.
The licensed gaming machine dealer, seller or technician supplying the machine must also complete and sign their section of the form.
You then need to send the completed PBS application form to: Gaming Systems, Liquor & Gaming NSW, GPO Box 7060 Sydney NSW 2001 Phone: 1300 024 720
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