VGCCC presses charges against Tabcorp and eight venues
The authority’s latest enforcement action involves a total of seven operators including Tabcorp, six of which are responsible for the operations of eight gambling venues across the Australian state of Victoria. The companies could be facing a collective fine worth over a million dollars, while Tabcorp alone could be issued a fine of up to 700 thousand dollars.
The regulator stated that the operator was allegedly unable to prevent underage gambling at its establishments on 27 different occasions. The violations, which have resulted in a total of 54 charges being pressed against Tabcorp, took place in the period between the 8th of September and the 1st of November last year.
The operators of the eight violating establishments, on the other hand, each allowed underage people to gamble on three different occasions or less throughout the period, except for the Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group, which operates three of the eight properties being investigated by the VGCCC.
The regulator stated that two of the firm’s establishments let minors gamble three different times, while its establishment in Northcote, the Albion Charles Hotel, was charged with 11 counts of letting a minor gamble, 10 of failing to provide appropriate supervision for gambling terminals at all times, and 6 of allowing a minor to enter a gambling hall.