Our strategy: transforming gambling regulation in Victoria
Following the 2021 Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence, this strategy has been developed by the new Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission in order to shape a gambling industry Victoria that has integrity, is safe and is fair.
External Review of the Queensland operations of The Star Entertainment Group Limited
Allegations of money laundering, criminal infiltration and other integrity issues have, over the last two and a half years, prompted several major public inquiries and regulator investigations into Australian casino operations. This report outlines the findings from an external review into the operation of The...
Review of The Star Pty Ltd
The Bell Review was established to assess The Star’s suitability to hold a casino licence and to examine compliance with its legal obligations. The review was activated under sections 30 and 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 and began in November 2021. The report...
Perth Casino Royal Commission: final report
The Perth Casino Royal Commission's final report finds that Crown Resorts are unfit to operate the casino in Perth. However, the Commission stopped short of calling for Crown to be stripped of its licence, saying the operators should undertake remediation work to become 'suitable', and...
Perth Casino Royal Commission: discussion paper on the regulatory framework
The Perth Casino Royal Commission is required to report on any policy, legislative, administrative or structural reforms or changes which might enhance the existing regulatory framework. The purpose of this discussion paper is to explore the changes which might form a recommendation in respect of...
Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence: report
This Royal Commission was established following the findings of the Bergin Inquiry. The Commission has found that Crown is unsuitable to hold a casino licence on the basis that it has engaged in conduct that is “illegal, dishonest, unethical and exploitative”.
Perth Casino Royal Commission: interim report on the regulatory framework
This is the first time since the granting of the Perth Casino licence in 1985 that there has been an inquiry into the casino's regulation. This inquiry is an important step in the process which will ensure that casino regulation in Western Australia is of...
Report of the Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW)
The findings from this inquiry have cast real doubt upon Crown Resorts' suitability to hold a gaming licence in New South Wales. It remains to be seen how the Victorian and Western Australian governments will react, given that Crown currently operates casinos in both states.
Junket tour operations in Australia
This report outlines an assessment of the money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risks associated with the junket tour operations sector. The report has been prepared to assist casinos to identify, mitigate and manage risks.
Follow up of regulating gambling and liquor
The objective of this follow up audit was to assess whether the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has taken the action it said it would in response to the 13 recommendations the Victorian Auditor-General made to it in 2017.
Regulating gambling and liquor
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) was established in 2012 by bringing together the functions and resources of two predecessor regulators. The aim was to create a modern world-class regulator—one that would apply an integrated and risk-based approach to regulation in order...
WA Premier blocks push for more electronic gaming machines
The West Australian Premier has been forced to quash suggestions the government is planning to allow the TAB to install electronic gaming machines. The idea had been floated by the state's Racing Minister as part of negotiations over the sale of the government-owned betting agency...
Responsible gambling and casinos
Explores the relationship between casinos and local gamblers, the regulatory environment and the effect of promotional and responsible gambling initiatives.
Destination gaming: evaluating the benefits for Victoria
Destination gaming is an emerging concept that does not have a specific recognised meaning. It involves a reconfiguration of supply to fewer, but larger gaming venues. This would mean removing gaming operations from existing venues in an area and establishing large destination gaming venues, either...