Australia’s first statewide pre-commitment scheme, YourPlay is a card-based tool that players can use to track the money and time they spend using gaming machines (commonly called poker machines or ‘pokies’) at licensed sports, social and service clubs across Victoria, and in the Melbourne casino. The scheme is voluntary for players to use, and to ‘pre-commit’ to setting limits. YourPlay users can see live action summaries tracking the money and time they spend on a display screen at the gaming machine. Those who’ve set limits get reminders before and when they reach a limit. Players can generate statements about their play over a day, a week, a month or a year – online or by logging in to their account at kiosks in venues – and get an annual statement.
Who provides YourPlay?
The YourPlay scheme and service is provided under licence to the State of Victoria by the gaming machine monitor, Intralot Gaming Services Pty Ltd (Intralot). Venue operators provide and maintain the equipment players use to access YourPlay. Intralot provides online training to venue operators and staff on how the system works so they can meet Code of Conduct requirements to help players register and use it. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) regulates how the scheme is applied, including setting equipment standards.
Who is responsible for YourPlay?
Victorian legislation provided for pre-commitment for some years before the Gambling Regulation Amendment (Pre-commitment) Act 2014 and the Gambling Regulation (Pre-commitment and Loyalty Scheme) Regulations 2014 were introduced. The Department of Justice and Community Safety oversaw the development of the scheme on behalf of the State, with support from the Community Support Fund. The department also authorises the YourPlay website.
Postal address: Department of Justice and Community Safety | GPO Box 4356 Melbourne VIC 3000 | Australia
Phone: +61 3 8684 0000; 1300 365 111 (for regional Victorian callers)
Want to know more?
This website is for people wanting to register for YourPlay and manage their accounts. Once you complete your registration, you can pick up your card at any gaming venue in Victoria and start monitoring how you play.
More information is available in-venue, where you can ask staff for information and assistance, pick up a YourPlay information brochure and even try YourPlay anonymously, using the pre-encoded cards in the green YourPlay brochures in gaming rooms.
If you want more background about the YourPlay scheme, visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/safer-communities/gambling/yourplay-victorias-pre-commitment-scheme.