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Australia’s Star Entertainment hit with another big fine over casino breaches

SYDNEY — Star Entertainment Group Ltd.
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has been fined 100 million Australian {dollars} (US$67.7 million) for the second time in lower than two months over a spread of points together with actively courting gamblers who have been banned in different Australian states.

The ASX-listed on line casino and resort operator was additionally instructed Friday by the attorney-general of Australia’s Queensland state that on line casino licenses at two of its properties could be suspended if it didn’t take adequate remedial motion over its administration and operations.

“It is clear that there have been major failings by the Star group and its entities. I was appalled at the extent of the actions of The Star in welcoming excluded persons to their casinos and the exorbitant incentives on offer for questionable gamblers,” stated Shannon Fentiman, Queensland’s attorney-general.

In October, Star Entertainment was fined A$100 million in neighboring New South Wales after a state regulator discovered that huge sums of money evaded anti-money-laundering protocols. It additionally discovered that Star supplied free alcohol to VIPs as an inducement to gamble and allowed weak patrons to wager for greater than 24 hours at a time.

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