Star Entertainment Group is bracing itself for yet another fine after it pleaded guilty to fresh breaches of the Australian state of Queensland’s Casino Control Act.
According to The Guardian on Monday, the guilty plea came after an investigation uncovered violations in compliance standards at Star’s two Queensland casinos: Brisbane’s Treasury Casino and the Star Gold Coast.
confessed to seven charges linked to paying for gambling chips with a credit card
Between them, the casinos confessed to seven charges linked to paying for gambling chips with a credit card. The violations date back to 2017-2018 and March and April of last year.
The guilty plea means the embattled Star is going to get another fine just five months after the NSW Independent Casino Commission hit its flagship Sydney casino with a record AU$100m ($66m) penalty and suspended its license.
Star will find out just how much it will have to pay on June 2, after Queensland Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman confirmed the sentencing date.