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Australia – Victoria to trial new and innovative EGMs types and games

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has approved an Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM) Live Trial Framework (LTF) to support the trialled introduction of new and innovative EGMs types and games to ensure they do not contribute to player harm. A spokesperson for the VCGLR said: “The LTF provides a defined and structured approach…

Australia – Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation releases Corporate Plan

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has released its Corporate Plan for 2020-23. The plan outlines the commission’s top priorities for working collaboratively with the industry to ensure Victorians and visitors enjoy safe responsible gambling and liquor environments and how it will achieve this by focusing on four main areas; responsive regulatory practice,…

Australia – Victorian reopening task force slammed for ‘self-serving’ advice

Members of a Victorian task force including big names from the gaming industry have insisted they are not pressuring the Australian government to lift the COVID-19-enforced closures quickly, but are being supportive of government health measures to avoid outbreaks and further shutdowns. The task force, which includes Crown Resorts, Tabcorp, the Australian Hotels Association, Community…

Australia – Victoria’s Minister for Gambling demands investigation into Crown

Victoria’s Minister for Gambling Marlene Kairouz has demanded that the state’s casino regulator carries out an immediate investigation into the allegations made against casino operator Crown Resorts. These include the alleged special arrangements made for VIPs at immigration checks and the use of junkets with alleged links to criminal organisations. She said: “The Victorian Commission…

Australia – Crown fined $300,000 for using blanking buttons

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has fined Crown Resorts, operator of Crown Melbourne, Victoria’s only casino, AU$300,000 for using blanking plates on slot machines at Crown Melbourne. The blanking buttons removed gambling options, including the disabling of lower bet provisions and the modifying of buttons to allow prohibited autoplay, on 17…

Australia – Mildura casino proposal hopes to break Victoria’s monopoly

Australia Cove Limited has published a proposal for a A$300m development called The Mildura which would include a convention centre, a boutique casino and a five star hotel. The developer will have to convince the Victoria government to issue a second licence in the state. Australia Cove Chief Executive Bob McIver said the project needed…

Australia – Staff at Crown Melbourne to protest graveyard pay

Workers at Crown Melbourne, the state of Victoria’s single biggest employer, have voted to reject a wage offer for late-night and ‘graveyard’ shifts at weekends. Representatives of the venue’s 5,500 staff at Crown Melbourne have refused an increase of 2.75 per cent, and are now planning to demonstrate as they hold out for an increase…

Australia –Intralot rolls out first of 28,500 EGMs in Victoria

Intralot Australia has rolled out the first Voluntary Pre-commitment Scheme branded YourPlay for a network of 28,500 electronic gaming machines (EGM) across the State of Victoria, including the Melbourne Casino. The official launch follows a contract sealed in 2014 between Intralot and the Victorian Government to operate the pre-commitment service for a period of 12…

Australia – Victoria investor ‘floats’ idea for rival to Crown’s Melbourne casino

The Victorian state government is listening to plans from casino developer John Haddad who wants to develop a A$1bn casino, the second within the state, on the Geelong waterfront. Current legislation restricts casino gambling to one property; Crown Resorts in Melbourne, who has recently had its gaming licence extended from 2033 to 2050 with the…