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Australia – NSW Crime Commission launches money laundering inquiry into pubs and clubs

The Commissioner of the NSW Crime Commission, Michael Barnes, has invited submissions to the Commission’s inquiry into money laundering in pubs and clubs. “Working with the NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, we’ve established that last year $85 billion was gambled in poker machines in pubs and clubs in…

Australia – NSW Government appoints Gillian Eldershaw to ILGA Board

The NSW Government has appointed a new member to the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) Board, which makes decisions on higher risk licensing proposals and disciplinary matters involving hotels, clubs, bottle shops and the casino. The ILGA Chairperson, Philip Crawford, has welcomed the appointment of Gillian Eldershaw to the ILGA board. “Ms Eldershaw has…

Australia – Crown could get chance to reform having been found ‘unsuitable’ for NSW

The New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority inquiry into Crown Resorts has said that whilst the Australian operator is not currently fit to run its A$2.2bn ($1.7bn) casino in Sydney’s Barangaroo district, it could reform to become a ‘suitable’ holder for the licence. The long-awaited Bergin Report, comprising 751 pages, followed allegations in…

Australia – Two of The Star’s employees banned from NSW casinos

Two of The Star’s employees tasked with overseeing gaming have been banned from NSW casinos for five years after being sacked for serious misconduct. A female gaming attendant who admitted to having gambling issues placed 28 bets on a gambling app while on shift, and an off-duty male games dealer was caught disposing of illicit…

Australia – NSW Office of Responsible Gambling warns of illegal gaming sites

The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling (ORG) has urged people not to gamble using overseas gambling sites such as casino games and slot machines. Director of ORG Natalie Wright said that with many sports suspended, and pubs, clubs and casinos temporarily closed, there is a risk that more people will turn to these sites that…

Australia – New South Wales investigation into Crown Resorts gets underway

Crown Resorts is in the dock in New South Wales regarding its suitability to hold a casino license in the state, following allegations of links to businesses with suspected organised crime ties, exposed by The Age, the Herald and 60 Minutes in July 2019. The allegations are particularly sensitive for Crown as it nears completion…

Australia – Ladbrokes receives NSW’s largest ever fine for illegal gambling advertising

In the biggest ever fine of its kind in New South Wales, Ladbrokes and Neds were yesterday convicted and ordered to pay a total of $207,500 for offering illegal gambling inducements to NSW residents. Under current NSW law, wagering operators found guilty of promoting inducements to gamble, face fines of up to $110,000 per offence…

Australia – Families and youth at centre of responsible gambling grants

Five universities are to share in almost $400,000 funding from the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling for research to help prevent and reduce gambling harms. The office’s director, Natalie Wright, said the 2019 Responsible Gambling grants support innovative projects with a focus on youth, families and new technology. “Technology and in particular online betting have…

Australia – PlayUp fined for offering illegal inducements in New South Wales

Betting operator PlayUp Interactive has been convicted and fined $7,500 after being found guilty of communicating illegal inducements to gamble, following an investigation by Liquor & Gaming NSW. PlayUp pleaded guilty to breaching NSW gaming laws in Downing Centre Local Court on 30 April, and in addition to the fine was ordered to pay $3,000…