VGCCC fines Altona RSL for allowing underage gambling
The regulator’s latest fine was issued to the firm for allowing a minor to gamble at its establishment. The underage person in question was 16 years old at the time of the violation and played at the company’s gambling venue in Altona, Victoria, for a period of 10 minutes back in September of 2022.
The operator’s violation resulted in a total fine of a bit more than 8.1 thousand Australian dollars, of which 4 thousand dollars made up Altona RSL’s main fine while the remaining 4.1 thousand dollars were incurred as additional legal costs. The VGCCC mentioned that the company’s fine could have been quite a bit higher if it had not submitted a guilty plea, along with proactively working with the regulator to prevent such failures from happening again in the future.
This announcement follows shortly after the gambling regulatory authority of the Australian state of Victoria imposed a fine of 25 thousand Australian dollars on another local operator for a set of similar violations. Check out our coverage of the VGCCC’s penalty for the Preston Hotel to learn more.