Australia’s Star Casino fined after 12-year-old girl caught gambling. A 12-year-old girl at Sydney ‘s Star Casino is among three minors caught gambling and drinking, earning the venue $90,000 in fines.
Her mother snuck the girl in through the exit window, took her to the main gaming floor and looked on as the child made 21 bets over 17 minutes on the pokie machines.
The girl and her parents, who visited Australia on tourist visas from China, were only picked up by security when attempting to leave the venue, in what the NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority says was a serious breach of standards.
“It’s quite staggering that the young girl’s parents facilitated her entry in such a deceptive manner, let alone allowed their daughter to gamble,” chair Philip Crawford said.
In another incident, a 17-year-old boy was served alcohol and played 42 rounds of roulette and 22 hands of poker before being thrown out by security.
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