The Department has recently concluded its investigation into the Fortune Technology Corporation Class 4 Jackpot systems: Players Club 1, Players Club 2 and Freefall.
These jackpot systems were previously approved on 1 May 2013 by the Secretary for Internal Affairs as complying with relevant minimum standards prescribed under section 327 of the Gambling Act 2003.
In late 2013 we became concerned as to whether these approvals were correctly made and investigated the issue. This resulted in any pending applications for Players Club 1, Players Club 2 and Freefall jackpot systems being placed on hold until the matter could be investigated.
Following our investigation and consultation with Fortune Technology, the Department has confirmed that Players Club 1 and Players Club 2 comply with the minimum standards.
Accordingly, these systems continue to be available to Class 4 gambling operators for use in Class 4 gambling venues.
We have resumed processing pending applications for the Players Club 1 and Players Club 2 jackpot systems.
The Department has confirmed that the regressive prize methodology of Freefall Jackpot System does not meet minimum requirements and the previously granted approval has been revoked effective from 18th July 2014.
We will also be making arrangements for a public consultation on potential changes to the relevant technical standards.
We acknowledge Fortune Technology’s contribution and cooperation in achieving an agreed outcome in this matter.