Lisa Cheban | 1 September, 2022 14:33 | Last update on: 1 September, 2022 14:33
Australian casino Crown Melbourne will receive a third round of disciplinary proceedings commenced by the gaming regulator of Victoria. This third round is based on the company´s bank and blank cheque practices.
The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) announced today that it issued a new notice to the Crown casino. It asked the land based Melbourne casino to provide the VGCCC with relevant information about their practices regarding the use of blank cheques.
One of these practices, according to the Royal Commission, is that the casino exchanged bank cheques at the face value for casino gambling chips. By doing so, the casino permitted patrons to exchange blank cheques for chips that can be used for gambling at table games such as roulette and blackjack.
After the VGCCC has reviewed the evidence provided by the Crown, the crown can receive disciplinary functions such as a large fine up to AU$100 million. It can even get worse for Crown casinos, their license can get temporarily suspended or other measures can be issued by the Victorian Gambling commission.
Earlier the crown already issued such a large fine for the illegal use of Chinese bankcard from the Chinese Union Pay bank. Which are bankcard which are not allowed to gamble with in Australia. At the time Crown received a fine of AU$85 million.
“The Casino Control Act establishes restrictions on Crown’s financial interactions with its patrons,” said Victorian Gaming and Casino Control Commision Chair Fran Thorn in her latest reaction.
“These restrictions are vital because they protect patrons from gambling beyond their means and guard the Melbourne Casino against criminal influence and exploitation.
“The Royal Commission found that Crown adopted practices involving the use of blank cheques and bank cheques that breached these important restrictions.”