The Department of Justice and Community Safety established the Keno Licensing Project (KLP) to manage the process of developing and implementing future licensing arrangements for keno in Victoria.
The objective of the KLP is to maximise the net benefits to Victorians from the conduct of keno by recognising and providing for consumer enjoyment of keno while:
- ensuring an appropriate regulatory framework exists
- minimising gambling related harm
- maximising value to the State
- ensuring that integrity and fairness is maintained throughout the licensing process.
The purpose of the discussion paper is to seek views from industry and the community on current and future licensing arrangements for keno in Victoria. Information gathered through this process will help inform the development of future regulatory arrangements.
The Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (GRA) provides for a single keno licence. The keno licensee is authorised to conduct and promote keno games in accordance with the licence issued under the GRA.
In March 2011, Tabcorp was awarded the keno licence with a term of ten years commencing on 15 April 2012 and expiring 14 April 2022.