After the investigation in Victoria for poker machine tampering, new allegations are made of a similar case in a Crown casino in Melbourne.
Australia.- The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has had Crown Casino in Victoria in its sights after the operator blanked buttons on 17 poker machines during early 2017. Far from getting a break, the company is facing a new investigation over alleged poker machine tampering in a Melbourne casino.
The new investigation was triggered after independent MP Andrew Wilkie revealed “picks” he said were given to a former problem gambler that allowed her to play on several machines at the same time. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will interview the high-roller and confirmed it will meet with Mr Wilkie to look at the evidence he presented.
“It certainly raised a couple of eyebrows this morning at the VCGLR when I showed them the picks – the multiple loyalty cards. This is potentially very hard and indisputable evidence,” Wilkie said and asserted: “If what this woman has told me is accurate, then she has lost an enormous amount of money and she has been unwittingly breaking the law.”