The fines are drawn the anger of gamblers. According to the change to NSW gambling laws and fines for places who fail to stop self-excluded gamblers are caused disappointment of pubs and clubs.
AFR reports that the government wants to solve problem gambling. That’s why the government including $27,500 fines for clubs failing to stop self-excluded gamblers, is seeking community consultation on a raft of new measures.
In accordance with the changes, the clubs will use facial recognition technology to choose self-excluded gamblers. So, nearly 100 people tried each month to avoid bans. Also, some of them wore wigs or masks to get in.
For the words of Kate de Costa, Alliance for Gambling Reform spokeswoman, the changes were the main first step.
Victor Dominello (Customer Service Minister) said the changes will play a big role in order to prevent problem gambling.
Chief executive John Landis said that it is the best time to start new compliance requirements. Also, for his words, after the pandemic, the changes go too far for an industry which trying to get the previous position. In addition, he noticed that gaming places had decreased by 14 per cent during the lockdown period. And clubs suffered to 70 per cent losses in food and beverage sales.
Government data shows that income at the clubs is higher than before pre-pandemic levels. So, gambling reform advocates have cancelled industry concerns of profit losses.
There had been a 12 per cent rise in gaming machine revenue in the three months to August.
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