The Star pleads guilty to accepting credit cards for chips

  • Monday 20 March, 2023
The Star pleads guilty to accepting credit cards for chips

Star Entertainment has recently pleaded guilty to a multitude of violations.

This news follows an investigation by the Australian state of Queensland, which accused the company of seven violations. All of them were related to the country’s casino chip purchasing restrictions, which prohibit the use of credit cards to acquire gambling tokens.

More specifically, the operator allowed certain patrons to use China UnionPay credit cards to purchase gambling chips. Moreover, the firm also made illegitimate invoices in an attempt to falsify and hide these transactions from the state’s regulator.

Star Entertainment’s violations took place predominantly between June of 2017 and December of 2018, although it broke the same laws again between March 2022 and the start of April 2022.

This announcement follows the operator’s numerous previous fines, such as its recent 100 million Australian dollar penalty in the state of New South Wales. The fine amount for Star’s latest violations will be announced on the 2nd of June this year.

Lastly, the gambling operator has chosen not to comment on the situation, citing the ongoing status of its court case as the reason.