‘Responsible Service’ – October 2016 Newsletter

RSA

Please note the ‘Responsible Service’ – October 2016 Newsletter has been issued by OLGR.

Minister’s message
As part of our Government’s commitment to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence in Queensland, I recently awarded almost $365,000 worth of operational funding to the Cairns, Bundaberg, Airlie Beach and Fortitude Valley Safe Night Precinct (SNP) boards.
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Executive Director’s message
Vigilance required for underage school leavers
With Schoolies week fast approaching I remind hotel licensees who have detached bottle shops to be extra cautious when checking the ID of young customers. Schoolies week runs from 19–26 November 2016 and some under-age school leavers may try to purchase alcohol before, or during, the event.
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Responsible service of gambling refresher training courses online
If you and your staff have completed your responsible service of gambling (RSG) training but need a quick refresher, then the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) has got the online learning package for you.
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Update to Keno operation hours
In July 2016 the OLGR advised that reduced trading hours under the new liquor laws may have impacted the times that you are allowed to offer Keno at your venue.
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Bingo—is your house policy legal?
Bingo operators are reminded that players don’t have to call ‘Bingo’ as soon as their winning number is called, and before the next number is called, to be eligible for a prize.
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New grants system COMING SOON
Last month the Attorney-General announced the Gambling Community Benefit Fund will be launching its new grants management system in November 2016.
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North Queensland leads the way in liquor accords
Townsville Liquor Accord Incorporated
Liquor accords are alive and very well in tropical North Queensland.
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