Sydney court rejects problem gambling law case against The Star

A magistrate in Sydney has chosen not to convict The Star casino for breaching problem gambling laws during a promotional lottery to mark Chinese New Year this year, local media reports. The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing took action against the casino, saying it breached a trade promotion lottery permit condition prohibiting cash payments between 10pm and 8am. 

Magistrate Jan Stevenson decided not to record any conviction against the casino and ordered it to pay almost $10,000 in professional fees. She said The Star had no prior convictions in the 18 years it has operated, it has made contributions to charities and has itself in the past reported its breaches to the regulator.