Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority

    The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority is responsible for performing casino, liquor and gaming machine regulatory and other decision-making functions on behalf of government. It also has similar responsibilities for registered clubs.

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    Australian wagering company Betchoice, trading as Unibet, has been convicted and reprimanded for offering illegal gambling inducements to NSW residents.  According to Liquor and Gaming NSW, the state’s regulatory body, the penalty was handed down in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on 15 December. The prosecution follows a Liquor & Gaming NSW investigation into promotions […]

    Crown licenses could be scrutinized

    Crown’s local casino licenses may be reviewed should any of its staff under arrest in China be convicted of an offence, says the former head of the NSW gaming regulator. In a report from ABC’s Four Corners, Chris Sidoti, former chair of the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority, said any convictions of Crown’s staff […]

    Star Casino at ‘major risk’ from organized crime

    A former chair of the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority says Sydney’s Star Casino is at ‘major risk’ from organized crime after dramatic changes to casino regulation in NSW, ABC News reports. Chris Sidoti, who quit his post in February, said last year’s legislative changes which shift specialist casino inspectors into a larger pool […]

    Australia close to giving green light to Genting’s Echo stake

    Australian regulators are close to giving approval to Malaysia’s Genting to up its stake in Echo Entertainment from 6 percent to 25 percent, local media reports. Genting applied to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority three years ago to lift its stake in Echo Entertainment. The authority was due to decide on Tuesday, but has […]
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