An alteration is any change to the structure or layout of the gaming area. Common examples include building extensions, renovations, and changes to walls and doorways.
When an application for an alteration to the gaming area is lodged pursuant to the Gaming Machines Act 1992, it will affect the currently approved plan. An application for approval of alterations pursuant to the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 will also need to be lodged.
Redefinition occurs when the boundary of a gaming area is changed. Common examples include relocating a gaming room or extensions to a gaming room. It is beneficial to check the existing licensed area of the premises by referring to the current licence and approved plan.
When an application for redefinition of the gaming area is lodged pursuant to the Gaming Machines Act 1992, it may affect the currently approved plan. In this case, an application for redefinition pursuant to the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 may also need to be lodged.
What is a variation of gaming layout?
A variation of gaming layout is any change that affects the positioning of gaming machines within the gaming area. An example would be the re-positioning of machines from a row to a circle within the currently approved gaming area.