VGCCC to fine operator up to AU$2.15m
The VGCCC has recently charged a local gambling operator for various responsibility failures.
The operator in question is Rumotel Pty Limited, the company responsible for the operations of the Tower Hotel in one of Melbourne’s suburbs, Hawthorn East. The regulatory authority has stated in its announcement that the company breached various responsible gambling regulations which drove it to press charges against the firm.
The main violation mentioned by the VGCCC was failing to ensure adequate supervision for the operator’s gambling venue, along with improperly maintaining a register for responsible gambling. The regulator mentioned in its announcement that under the gambling laws of the Australian state of Victoria, operators are required to provide appropriate supervision of their gambling floors to assist patrons displaying signs of problem gambling.
In total, the regulatory authority pressed three charges against the operator, which can result in a fine of up to 1.39 million Australian dollars. Furthermore, the regulator mentioned that it had also pressed 35 charges against Rumotel last month for inadequately training its staff and failing to appropriately implement YourPlay, the state’s compulsory pre-commitment solution. These charges can result in a fine of around 758 thousand dollars, making the operator’s maximum potential fine 2.15 million dollars for the 38 violations.