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GAMING MACHINES ACT 2001 - SECT 23
Transfer of gaming machine entitlements when hotel or club licence surrendered or cancelled
(1) If a hotel licence or club licence is surrendered or cancelled any
gaming machine entitlements held in respect of the licence concerned may, in
accordance with this Division, be transferred.
(2) If any such
gaming machine entitlements have not been transferred at the end of the period
of 12 months immediately following the surrender or cancellation of the hotel
or club licence concerned, the remaining entitlements are forfeited to the
(3) However, a remaining entitlement may be retained for a further
period of up to 12 months if a levy is paid to the Secretary to retain the
entitlement for that period. The levy is $500 for each of
the remaining entitlements intended to be retained.
(4) The Authority may, in
the case of a club, allow a gaming machine entitlement to be retained for the
further period without requiring the payment of the levy under subsection (3)
if the Authority is satisfied that the delay in transferring
the remaining entitlements is due to circumstances beyond the control of the
proposed transferor of the entitlements.
(5) If the remaining
gaming machine entitlements have not been transferred by the end of the
further 12-month period under subsection (3) the entitlements are forfeited to
(6) Any levy paid under this section is to be paid into the
Community Development Fund.
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