This week it was revealed that the Star Entertainment Group in Australia has been fined $90,000 AUD for allowing a few underage persons to gamble in their Sydney casino.
The casino had two incidents that saw underage players bet at the property. The larger fine of $60,000 issued by the New South Wales Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority was related to one incident that saw a 12 year old that was able to gamble at the casino. That 12 year old was from China, and the girl's mother slipped her in by opening an exit door and sneaking her to the floor. She placed 21 wagers over 17 minutes before security noticed her, kicking the family out.
The second incident saw a 16 and 17 year old allowed to play on the floor as well. The regulator fined the casino $15,000 for each incident.
Commenting on the fine NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authoirty Chair Philip Crawford said, "We appreciate The Star's cooperation in coming forward each time they detect a minor, however we do take these cases seriously. The penalty indicates that every breach requires a regulatory response befitting the risk of harm to young people and the community."