Published: August 27, 2023

Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group hit with $550k fine

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission has fined the Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group AU$550,000 for operating 220 gaming machines without mandatory pre-commitment technology installed.

The charges come after the VGCCC hit ALH with 62 counts of failing to ensure YourPlay was properly installed on machines across 62 of its 77 venues, in November 2022.

YourPlay, which allows players to set time and loss limits, is mandatory in Victoria for gaming machines.

ALH had its fine reduced from $1.35m by the ruling Magistrate after an early guilty plea and cooperation with the Victoria regulator.

VGCCC CEO Annette Kimmitt said: “This outcome demonstrates the VGCCC’s commitment to pursuing those operators who opportunistically or deliberately contravene their obligations to protect the community from gambling harm.

“Gambling providers need to pay close attention to their obligations because the consequences for getting it wrong can be significant.”


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