You will require this approval if you intend to operate gaming machines (for example, poker machines or any other approved progressive gaming device) in your hotel or club for use by the public.
Your business' gaming machine threshold (GMT) indicates the total number of gaming machine entitlements (GMEs) and / or poker machine permits (PMPs) your business can hold at one time. Each GME or PMP your business holds authorises you to operate one gaming machine.
Please be aware that:
- all new businesses have a GMT of zero. Until you have received a GMT increase approval, you are not allowed to hold any GMEs or PMP
- GMEs can be held by clubs or hotels, whereas PMPs can only be held by hotels
- hotels can hold a maximum of 30 GMEs or PMPs at one time
- there are specific processes that must be adhered to for the transfer of GMEs and PMPs between businesses.