Two workers at the Star Sydney casino have been banned for five years after they were found to have breached multiple rules related to employee behavior.
A female worker at the casino was found to have placed 28 bets on an app during a shift, while a male employee was found to be disposing of illegal drugs in a public space in the casino. The drugs were found to be a white powder in a bag, and the employee tossed it over a railing.
The breaches were investigated by the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority NSW, and the regulator also imposed the bans. Both employees are banned from entering casinos in NSW for five years, and they can also not work at the locations, either. Police are also involved in the cases and charges are possible.
Commenting on the case ILGA Chairman Philip Crawford said, "A casino special employee is a licensee engaged to supervise and facilitate gaming activities. These people help safeguard the integrity of casino operations from criminal influence, serious misconduct or exploitation and a special degree of trust is placed in them."