Venue Operational Requirements

14.3 If an Approved Venue is on a Race Course

Applicable Area


Prohibitions on certain cash facilities—gaming machine area in approved venue on a racecourse

The gaming machine area of an approved venue that is on a racecourse and each area that is less than 50 metres walking distance away from an entrance to the gaming machine area is referred to as the applicable area.

A venue operator must not provide, or allow another person to provide on the venue operator's behalf, a cash facility in the applicable area other than an EFTPOS facility that complies.

A compliant EFTPOS facility must not allow a person to obtain an amount of cash exceeding $200 per transaction on any one debit or credit card, must not allow a person to obtain cash exceeding $500 on any one debit or credit card within 24 hours and must not allow a person to obtain a cash advance from a credit account.

The venue operator must ensure that a person is not able to obtain cash in the applicable area from an EFTPOS facility without the facility being operated by a person employed or engaged by the venue operator (including by entering the amount of the funds to be obtained).

Refer to section 3.5.33D of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003

Outside the Applicable Area


Prohibitions on certain cash facilities—other areas in approved venue on a racecourse

In relation to an approved venue that is on a racecourse, for all other areas outside the applicable area, a venue operator must not provide, or allow another person to provide on the venue operator's behalf, a cash facility in the approved venue that does not comply.

A cash facility complies if it does not allow a person to obtain an amount of cash exceeding $200 in any in any one transaction on any one debit or credit card or obtain a cash advance from a credit account.

Refer to section 3.5.33DA of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003

Rule 5 of the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation Rules VCGR Rules (as in force on 21 February 2007) states that ATM and EFTPOS devices must not be accessed by any person within the gaming machine area of an approved venue for the purpose of withdrawing cash.

Please note this rule continues to apply to all approved venues, including approved venues on racecourses.