The Victoria casino gaming regulator, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has given a new formal direction to Crown Melbourne, which will now have to adhere with numerous essential requirements.
Among such are necessary implementations of mandatory carded play, mandatory time and spend pre-commitments for players on all electronic gaming machines (EGMs). These changes must become part of the industry by December.
The recommendations and official directive are provided as a consequence of a lengthy Royal Commission examination into the corporation, which has failed to respect crucial anti-money laundering requirements. Moving ahead, though, Crown Melbourne will have to comply with the measure for all of its EGMs.
Mandatory Player Limits at Crown Melbourne
This approach may appear rather overreaching, but it is not required so, since it may provide the property an edge in the quickly shifting regulatory landscape for gaming firms in Victoria and Australia in general. Moving ahead, the usage of cards to allow people play at EGMs may become very much the standard.
Crown Melbourne will have time to react, as well as time to adopt the technology and evaluate how it influences its income – if at all. Some lobbyists, independently from Crown Melbourne, have grumbled at the prospect of asking players to have pre-set time and spending limits, but this is precisely what is happening at the casino and poker rooms.
To do so, clients would have to use the YourPlay system, a state-backed technology infrastructure. According to online casino games experts, YourPlay system is only established as an optional system at other venues, meanwhile, meaning that only Crown Melbourne visitors will have to comply with the policy.