GTA welcomes Federal Court judgement in poker machine case

GTA celebrated Aristocrat’s and Crown’s clearance on the poker machine case and highlighted the current regulation in Australia.

Australia.- The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) today welcomes Justice Mortimer’s ruling in favour of Aristocrat and Crown in the Federal Court which marks a line in the sand that should end the campaign of myth and misinformation that has been waged against the industry.

GTA Chief Executive Ross Ferrar said: “This case has failed on all counts. The judgement clears the air after a vexatious campaign waged against the industry based on speculation and claims that have failed to withstand legal scrutiny.

“Throughout this process the industry has faced incredible scrutiny, which our members welcomed, and we are pleased that Justice Mortimer has found that the action brought has failed on all counts.

In particular, the Association notes Her Honour’s comments regarding Aristocrat and Crown’s compliance with “a detailed and comprehensive regulatory regime” which was an important factor in her conclusion.

“Justice Mortimer’s ruling is further evidence that Australian poker machines are robustly regulated and can be enjoyed with confidence.”

Mr Ferrar said: “This is an important outcome for the gaming industry and the countless Australians who will continue to enjoy poker machines with the full knowledge they are playing games that adhere to world class standards.”

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