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Prosecutions 2012-2013

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This page summarises the results of prosecutions by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation's (VCGLR) Compliance and Audit division for the 2012-13 financial year.

Generally, the VCGLR does not publish the names of individuals prosecuted unless it considers that disclosure is in the public interest and/or to reduce a risk to public health, safety or welfare.

Friday, 21 June 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was fined $600, without conviction, as part of an aggregate order with $300 in costs stayed until 19 August 2013.

Friday, 21 June 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was convicted and fined $1500 as part of an aggregate order, with $300 in costs stayed until 21 August 2013.

Thursday, 23 May 2013 - RPH Pty Ltd

RPH Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to three offences of a minor entering the gaming machine area of the venue, Roxburgh Park Hotel, on 21 August 2012.

The Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court adjourned the matter to 23 May 2014, without conviction, with an undertaking to be of good behaviour with the condition that RPH Pty Ltd donate $1000 to the court fund and pay costs in the amount of $550.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 - Betfair Pty Ltd

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found Betfair Pty Ltd guilty of breaching section 4.7.10 of the Gambling Regulation Act 2010 by offering an inducement to open a betting account on 9 October 2010 and 27 October 2010.

Betfair Pty Ltd was placed on a good behaviour bond for a period of 12 months without conviction.

Monday, 20 May 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was placed on a diversion program and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $263.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 - Rising Sun Hotel South Melbourne Pty Ltd

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the Rising Sun Hotel South Melbourne Pty Ltd guilty of breaching section 2.5.2(1)(b) of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (the Act) on two occasions in that the accused knowingly and wilfully permitted the hotel it occupied to be used as a betting house. Section 2.6.1(1) was also breached in that the accused possessed an unauthorised instrument of betting on two occasions.

Rising Sun Hotel South Melbourne Pty Ltd was placed on a diversion plan on the condition that it donate $1000 to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 - VenueNet Pty Ltd

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found VenueNet Pty Ltd guilty of breaching section 2.5.2(1)(c) of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (the Act) on two occasions and breaching section 2.5.2(1)(b) on two occasions in that the accused in controlling and owning an interactive internet kiosk assisted the Rising Sun Hotel South Melbourne Pty Ltd in conducting the business of a betting house at its premises.

VenueNet Pty Ltd was also found guilty of breaching section 2.6.1(1) of the Act in that the accused on two occasions possessed an instrument of betting which was not authorised.

VenueNet Pty Ltd fined $5000 without conviction and ordered to pay the prosecution's costs of and incidental to the proceedings as agreed between the parties liberty to apply in default.

Friday, 5 April 2013 - Martin Pettier Pty Ltd

Martin Pettier Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to one offence of unlicensed sale of liquor contravening section 107(1) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.

The Heidelberg Magistrates' Court fined Martin Pettier Pty Ltd $1000 without conviction and ordered the accused to pay costs in the amount of $350.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 - Willetts D. I. Pty Ltd

Willetts D. I. Pty Ltd was found guilty of breaching section 3.5.32(1) of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 by allowing another person to provide cash facilities in the venue that allowed a person to withdraw more than $200.

The Moorabbin Magistrates' Court convicted and fined Willetts D. I. Pty Ltd $45,000. The venue operator was also ordered to pay costs in the amount of $350.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was convicted and fined $300 and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $250.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was convicted and fined $8000 and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $890.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order on 4 and 28 August, 15 October and 4 November 2012, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was convicted and fined $4500 and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $320.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty, while nominee of an approved gaming venue, of using the services of an employee whose gaming industry employee licence had expired.

The matter was adjourned for six months, without conviction upon the accused giving an undertaking to be of good behaviour. The accused was also ordered to donate $500 to the Salvation Army Geelong and pay costs in the amount of $374.31

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order on 3 September 2011, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was fined $450 without conviction and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $324.24.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The matter was adjourned to 20 December 2013, without conviction upon the accused giving an undertaking to be of good behaviour and meeting other certain conditions. The accused was also ordered to pay costs in the amount of $325.24.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order on 3 September 2011, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was fined $200 without conviction and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $250.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order on 15 June 2012 and 20 August 2012, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was convicted and fined $750 and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $250.

Friday, 28 December 2012 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The matter was adjourned for 12 months, without conviction upon the accused giving an undertaking to be of good behaviour and meeting other certain conditions. The accused was ordered to donate $500 to the Court Fund and to pay costs in the amount of $275.84.

Friday, 28 December 2012 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was convicted and fined $300 and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $250.

Friday, 14 December 2012 - Jozo Ivisic

The Sunshine Magistrates' Court found the then nominee of the Melton Entertainment Complex, Jozo Ivisic guilty of breaching section 10.7.6(1) of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 by allowing a minor to enter the gaming room of the venue on 8 December 2011.

Mr Ivisic was released without conviction upon giving an undertaking to be of good behaviour and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $322. The matter was adjourned to 13 December 2013.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was fined $200 without conviction and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $227.30.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was convicted and fined $1200 and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $300.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was convicted and fined $3000 and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $275.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was convicted and fined $2500 and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $250.

Friday, 19 October 2012 - Individual prosecution

The accused was found guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was convicted and fined $4000 and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $500.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 - Yousef Bazouni

Yousef Bazouni pleaded guilty to one offence of unlicensed sale of liquor contravening section 107(1) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.

The Heidelberg Magistrates' Court fined Mr Bazouni $2000 without conviction and ordered him to pay costs in the amount of $321.

Thursday, 27 September 2012 - Individual prosecution

The accused pleaded guilty to performing the functions of a gaming industry employee without being the holder of a licence, contrary to section 9A.1.2(1) of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003. Further, the accused gave false information to inspectors breaching section 10.5.16(1) of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003.

The accused was released upon giving an undertaking to be of good behaviour for 12 months and also ordered to pay $300 and costs of $380.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 - Steve Muscat

Steve Muscat (nominee) was found guilty of not having the required number of crowd controllers present at the premises, contrary to section 108(1) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.

The Ringwood Magistrates' Court fined Mr Muscat $500 without conviction and ordered him to pay costs in the amount of $1500.

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