Tougher casino laws before Parliament in Australia

The Queensland Government has introduced laws into Parliament increasing penalties for casinos who let minors enter their premises, including fines of AUD 7,500 for allowing people under 18 to enter a casino, and a new penalty of AUD 15,000 for letting them to gamble.

Deputy Premier Anna Bligh told Parliament the Bill also makes various other amendments to gambling laws.

„The main objectives of the Bill are to strengthen the Government’s stance against minors entering and gambling in casinos, to introduce a licensing regime for those persons who test gaming equipment, and to implement certain recommendations arising from a review of the gaming machine operating authority re-allocation scheme for hotels,“ she said.

Bligh has also introduced laws allowing the government-owned Stanwell and Tarong power companies to sell their wind farms.