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The Australian government is looking hard into the casino industry and has found several irregularities. Star Entertainment recently was found guilty of participating in a money-laundering scheme which is why it got a fine of $67.9 million.
Recently, the Office of Liquor and Gaming has been looking into various other brands. The Ville Casino is one of them and it has been charged for participating in an illegal junket operation. The matter will be heard at the Townsville Magistrates Court in January 2023.
An Illegal Junket Operation Allegedly Took Place in the Casino
It seems that certain Australian casino brands haven’t been playing by the rules. Some of them were caught and fined. They are under strict governmental supervision and will need to change all the managers that took part in those illegal operations.
The Ville Casino is also under investigation. The Office of Liquor and Gaming has been looking into the casino and has found cause to charge the casino with taking part in an illegal junket operation. The approval to bring a junket to the casino so the person can bring in high rollers wasn’t approved by the gaming minister which is what makes it an illegal one.
The person in question is Lawrence Fu and he was paid a percentage in cash and loyalty points to bring high rollers to the Ville Casino. The casino’s owner, Chris Morris, decided to take the matter to court as he stated that there were certain irregularities in the report. The court session will take place sometime in January 2023.
Rules and regulations exist to be followed. The regulatory bodies are there to make sure each casino brand operates legally. When they don’t they need to be punished accordingly. There’s still no telling why the Ville Casino decided to bring an illegal junket to their premises and if the charge from the Office of Liquor and Gaming is true. The reason for the illegal turn Australian casino brands have taken is still unknown. That’s why the entire sector is under investigation until a crime is rooted out.
The Ville Casino has been charged with bringing an illegal junket to the casino. Lawrence Hu is the name of the suspect and the matter is being taken to court. The hearing will happen in January 2023 and until then no fines are imposed on the casino venue.