Casino denies slot machine ‘tampering’

In Australia, the largest casino has denied the allegations, and deliberately tampered with the slot machine, and ignored evidence of drug use and domestic violence.

Requests from three people who said they were ex-employees of Crown casino, were presented in Australia’s parliament.

Authorities to investigate the allegations, described by one MP as “chilling”.

Crown Resorts Limited said that it has rejected the claims of “illegal and improper behavior” at the Melbourne headquarters.

The informants claim that the staff was told to change the poker machines, known in Australia as “pokies”, to remove some of the wagering options.

The casino has also overlooked the drug use and domestic violence, accidents, and has tried to avoid reporting the operations of the authority, the former employees say.

The Minister of justice, Michael Keenan said an anti-money laundering regulator, Austrac, would investigate the indication that the staff were told to use different player ID, the card transaction processing through A$10,000 (£6,000; $8,000).
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Other requests will be “investigated” by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, he confirmed.

Australia is the highest in the world of gambling loss to the head, according to a recent survey by UK consultancy H2 Gambling Capital, Australians lose an average of$1,260 last year.The allegations detailed in the video

The claims were outlined in a 30-minute video submitted to the parliament on Wednesday, independent MP, Andrew Wilkie.

The faces and voices of the three ex-employees have been masked for shooting to protect their identity.

“If the allegations are true, does not suggest that there is a systemic problem rather than a thief,” said Mr. Wilkie, an anti-gambling activist.

In denying the allegations, the Crown called Mr. Wilkie “immediately provide the competent authorities with all the information related to the matters alleged”.

The crown is one of Australia’s largest gambling and entertainment company and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

The company is currently involved in a landmark legal battle involving a former gambling addict, who supports the casino and a manufacturer of slot-machine cheat players gambling on their chances of winning.