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Prosecutions 2013-2014

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This page summarises the results of prosecutions by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) for the 2013-14 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, 27 June 2014 - TGS Performance Team Pty Ltd

The Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court found TGS Performance Team Pty Ltd guilty of possessing two gaming machines not in accordance with the Gambling Regulation Act 2003. The accused was ordered to pay $2000 into the Court Fund and ordered to pay costs of $700.

Thursday, 26 June 2014 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates’ Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77(1) of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The Commission agreed to the accused being placed on a diversion plan, with the following conditions:

  • the accused to contact Responsible Gambling Foundation program and attend as agreed for counselling and support
  • proof of attending the program must be provided to the court by 6 October 2014
  • the matter is adjourned to 6 October 2014.
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - Simon Ellis

The La Trobe Valley Magistrates’ Court found Simon Ellis guilty of supplying liquor without a licence contrary to Section 107(1) of the Liquor Control Reform Act1998.

The accused was convicted and fined $2000, and ordered to pay costs of $600.

Friday, 23 May 2014 - Betezy

Betezy Pty Ltd was fined $6000 and ordered to pay costs of $1100 in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for offering inducements to open betting accounts, under Section 4.7.10 of the Gambling Regulation Act 2003.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates’ Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77(1) of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was fined $200 without conviction, and ordered to pay $500. The court also recommended that the accused contact the Responsible Gambling Foundation and attend for counselling and support.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - Individual prosecution

The accused pleaded guilty of breaching section 77(1) of the Casino Control Act 1991 for entering the casino a total of nine times while subject to an exclusion order. The Melbourne Magistrates’ Court fined $1400 without conviction and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $400.

Thursday, 20 March 2014 - Altinarda M.M. Pty Ltd

Altinarda M.M. Pty Ltd pleaded guilty of breaching Section 108(1)(a)(i) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 for selling liquor not in accordance with the licence.

The Melbourne Magistrates’ Court fined $850 without conviction and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $350.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates’ Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 72 of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was fined $1000, without conviction, and ordered to pay $500 in costs.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 - Individual prosecution

In the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court the accused pleaded guilty to entering the Melbourne casino on two occasions while subject to an exclusion order under Section 77(1) of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused entered into an adjourned undertaking without conviction until the expiry of the current exclusion order on 25 March 2015.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 - Individual prosecution

In the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court the accused was found guilty of entering the Melbourne casino eleven times while subject to an exclusion order under Section 77(1) of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was found guilty based on the evidence in the brief and received an aggregate fine of $2000, with conviction.

Thursday, 27 February 2014 - Individual prosecution

In the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court the accused was found guilty of entering the Melbourne casino nine times while subject to an exclusion order under Section 77(1) of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was fined $1800 and was ordered to pay costs of $400, with conviction.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - Individual prosecution

In the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court the accused pleaded guilty to entering the Melbourne casino while subject to an exclusion order under Section 77(1) of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was fined $100 and was ordered to pay costs of $300, without conviction.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - Individual prosecution

In the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court the accused pleaded guilty to entering the Melbourne casino while subject to an exclusion order under Section 77(1) of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused entered into an undertaking to attend counselling with Headspace for six months and was ordered to pay costs of $500, without conviction.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 - Buket Bakir

In the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court Buket Bakir pleaded guilty to a breach of Section 108 (1)(a) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, by supplying liquor not in accordance with special conditions of the premises’ licence, 3 Double 2.

The accused entered an undertaking to be of good behaviour until 29 July 2014 and was ordered to pay costs of $800, without conviction.

Thursday, 16 January 2014 - Gurjeev Narwal

The Korumburra Magistrates' Court found Gurjeev Narwal guilty of breaching Section 107(1) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 by selling liquor on 10 September 2013 without a licence.

Gurjeev Narwal was found guilty based on the evidence in the brief and was fined $1000 without conviction.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching an exclusion order, contrary to section 77(1) of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was fined $1500 as part of an aggregate order, with $500 costs, stayed to 31 December 2013.

Thursday, 28 November 2013 - Individual prosecution

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

The accused was fined $200, without conviction, and ordered to pay $450 in costs.

Monday, 11 November 2013 - Tom Waterhouse N.T. Pty Ltd

Tom Waterhouse N.T. Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching section 4.7.10 of the Gambling Regulation Act 2010 by offering an inducement to open a betting account on 26 February 2011.

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court fined Tom Waterhouse N.T. Pty Ltd $1000 without conviction, and ordered the accused to pay costs in the amount of $800.

Thursday, 19 September 2013 - Lou Caruso

Lou Caruso pleaded guilty to one offence for the unlicensed sale of liquor contravening section 107(1) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 between 2 July and 17 July 2012.

Accused released upon giving an undertaking and ordered to pay $350 to the Court Fund.

Monday, 16 September 2013 - Individual prosecution

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the accused guilty of breaching a self exclusion order contrary to section 77(1) of the Casino Control Act 1991.

The accused was convicted and fined $800, as part of an aggregate order, with $300 in costs to be paid 14 November 2013.

Monday, 12 August 2013 - Metro Innovations Pty Ltd

Metro Innovations Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching section 107(1) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 by permitting sale or offer of liquor for sale whilst not a licensee on 12 July 2012.

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found the facts proved and accepted the guilty plea. Metro Innovations Pty Ltd was fined $500 without conviction.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 - Leonardo Donateo

The Melbourne Magistrates' Court found Leonardo Donateo, licensee trading as the La Sangria Bar, guilty of breaching section 108(1) of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 bypermitting consumption of liquor on 1 January 2013 not in accordance with the licence.

Mr Donateo pleaded guilty and was placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond, without conviction, and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $250.

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