Crown Accused of Poker Machine tampering among other claims
Crown Casino has denied all allegations regarding claims by ex-employees that the company have acted “illegally” at the resort in Melbourne.
According to reports in Australia employees were told to alter Poker Machines (known as Pokies in Australia) so to remove some betting options in favour of the house. It is also said the Crown ignored drug use and domestic violence incidents along with trying to hide some payment transactions to regulators.
On the transactions it is said that Crown changed ID Cards so not to alert the amounts to regulators.
All the claims have been denied by the company however the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation will now investigate the gambling related issues and money laundering regulator Austac will investigate the transaction claims.
Crown have asked for any evidence to be given to the proper authorities as the claims are coming from Independent MP Andrew Wilkie via the three ex-employees. All the former employees have been given anonymity at this stage by the MP.
One Independent Gaming Consultant working in Australia who did not want to be named said it would be amazing if a company like Crown would be guilty of fixing Poker Machines. With so much as stake (losing their license) it would be madness to risk it all especially as the machines already have a fixed payout table.