Star Casino Dismisses Two Employees for Conduct Breaches

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Sydney’s Star Casino has dismissed and banned two employees because of their misconduct.

Gambling News reports that the Star dismissed the employees, who were responsible for overseeing gaming activities.

The casino contacted the state’s Liquor and Gaming Authority, who decided to ban the “casino special employees”, who breached their responsibilities, for a period of five years.

The two employees will not be allowed to enter casino premises during that period, with the authority contacting the NSW Police Casino and Racing Unit, regarding the misconduct of the employees.

Authority chair Philip Crawford said that casino special employees are licensees engaged to supervise and facilitate gaming activities.

He revealed that it was the responsibility of the casino employees to “safeguard the integrity of casino operations from criminal influence, serious misconduct or exploitation.”

Crawford also stressed that a special degree of trust was in place for those employees.

In conclusion, he revealed the operator has rightfully dismissed the two employees and reported their misconduct.

One of the dismissed employees was a game dealer.

While he was off duty, the CCTV of the casino caught him throwing a bag of an unknown substance on the City View Balcony.

Upon searching the area, the casino security found the bag, which contained white powder.

Then the security questioned the game dealer, who claimed he did not know what the substance was and that he found it in his pocket and wanted to discard it.

Consequently, the man faced charges in court over possession of illegal drugs in April.

The other dismissed employee was a long-term female gaming attendant.

The lady who worked at the Star for 11 years admitted to having gambling-related problems.

The gaming attendant admitted to having placed some 28 bets via gambling app while she was on shift during January and February 2020.

Star Gold Coast chases unpaid debt

An Australian casino is suing a Singapore high roller over a $45 million gambling debt.

Casino.org reported in October that The Star Gold Coast is suing Singapore native, Dr Wong Yew Choi, a well known Asian high roller.

Dr Wong was flown to The Star’s property on his private jet and given a A$200,000 welcome in gaming chips and accepted a check from the VIP exchange for an initial line of credit totaling A$40 million.

Between July 26 and August 1, 2018, the casino says he gambled it all away on baccarat tables.

His final debt is alleged to total A$43.2 million.

In July, the Supreme Court of Singapore dismissed The Star’s lawsuit against Dr Wong seeking the recovery of his gambling debts.

The court cited Singapore Civil Law Act, which prohibits the government assisting foreign companies seeking the recovery of debts related to overseas gambling.

Star Entertainment isn’t folding, however, now taking its legal fight to its home court system.

Attorneys for Dr Wong claim the baccarat dealers made unspecified “mistakes” during his time at the tables.

He claims he was invited to Star Gold Coast by a marketing executive with the casino, but became furious with dealer mistakes and informed the VIP room managers he was done.

In court filings, Dr Wong says casino staff persuaded him to continue playing and was assured that he would not be liable for further gambling debts caused by the dealer mishaps.

Dr Wong claims he was seduced by VIP marketing executive Teazel Yaw to keep gambling.

The Star denies those accusations and says it’s Dr Won’g way of trying to get out of paying his liabilities.

Little is known about Dr Wong and how he amassed such wealth that a casino would be willing to lend him tens of millions of dollars.

Dr Wong is the chairman of Celton Manx, an online gaming and software firm based in the Isle of Man.

The company is said to be the first interactive gaming firm to be licensed to operate internet table games with live dealers in the self-governing British sovereign state.

William Brown

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