WA Relationships Australia also wants Crown Perth to include warning signs as well as clocks and natural light to avoid gamblers losing track of time.
Australia.- Michael Sheenan, executive director of the relationships support service WA Relationships Australia, has called on Western Australia’s Royal Commission probe into Crown Perth to reduce the casino’s opening hours and enforce the introduction of warning signs, similar to those on cigarette packets.
WA Relationships Australia provides relationship support services for individuals, families and communities and works closely with people who struggle with gambling problems.
According to ABC newspaper, Sheehan said the WA Government invest more in public awareness campaigns and that Crown Perth should incorporate clocks and natural light to avoid gamblers losing track of time.
He said: “A lot of problem gamblers who get hooked in and lose a lot of money.”
Western Australia’s Royal Commission will decide if Crown Resorts is suitable to continue holding a casino gaming licence for Crown Perth. It expects to deliver an internal report by June 30 and a final report by November 14.
To help people with gambling addiction problems, the Australian bank Westpac has recently announced the release of an app to block online gambling transactions.