VGCCC fines ALH Group AU$480k
The regulator’s latest penalty was issued to the ALH Group for operating certain gambling experiences for prolonged durations and outside of the permitted hours defined by the VGCCC. The experiences in question were 15 land-based gambling terminals which the operator failed to shut down outside of allowed hours at eight of its establishments throughout the Australian state of Victoria.
Under the gambling regulations of the state, operators of retail terminals are required to shut down their machines for a duration of 4 hours after being active for 20 hours. Moreover, many operators’ licenses include a specific set of hours outside of which they are not allowed to offer their gambling experiences to their patrons.
The VGCCC mentioned that the group’s main violations, which resulted in a fine of 420 thousand Australian dollars, took place in the period between the 15th of February and the 21st of April this year. The operator also received a further 60 thousand dollars in fines for operating gambling terminals outside of its allowed hours at one of its establishments in one of the suburbs of Melbourne on the 25th of May.