Australia: Lasseters Casino Fined $18k Over Drunk Gamblers

Australia: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Casino Fined $18k Over Drunk Gamblers

The Lasseters Casino in Alice Springs, which also happens to be the only casino in the area has been fined $18,000 (about US$12,083) over drunk gamblers. The casino was fined after it was found that one several occasion gamblers at the gambling facility had been found intoxicated.

The local laws strictly prohibit drunken gambling and the casino was found to be not complying with the existing guidelines. It was fined for being lax in implementing the local laws and restricting gamblers from drinking while gambling at the facility.

The company which operates the casino has admitted its shortcomings and said that it was not right to have drunk gamblers in house.

The company has been slapped a fine of $5,000 ($3,356) for each of the three incidents that were reported where drunk gamblers were allowed on the casino floor. The court also ordered the gambling operator to pay another $1,000 ($671) for each as a “victim’s levy.”

Recently Australian authorities arrested six people in connection with alleged eSports gambling operations.
Victoria Police has confirmed six arrests made over alleged suspicious betting activities in a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament.

“All six have been interviewed in relation to the offenses [sic] of engaging in conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome of event or event contingency, or use of corrupt conduct information for betting purposes,” the police officials have revealed in a statement to the press.

The suspects, if convicted can face up to 10 years in prison.

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