Changes to poker machine laws in Australia were passed by parliament on Thursday night.
The ABC reports pubs and clubs will need voluntary pre-commitment technology on their machines, though the first venues will not switch them on until 2018.
The Government had a one-vote majority in the House of Representatives and the legislation passed the Senate on Thursday evening with the support of the Greens.
Independent MP Tony Windsor negotiated a delay in the implementation of the laws. Mr Windsor said his amendments would reduce the impact of the changes on some regional clubs and pubs that relied on gaming revenue.