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Dunedin casino closes doors for two days

15 November 2006

NEW ZEALAND -- As reported by Stuff: "The Dunedin Casino closed its doors yesterday and will do so again today as punishment for failing to take adequate action over a problem gambler.

"The Gambling Commission – New Zealand's official gambling watchdog – handed out a two-day license suspension to the casino, after it was found to have allowed a woman gamble $6.6 million over three years.

"The casino was allowed to choose which days it was to close.

"...Dunedin woman Christine Keenan lost a net $400,000 during that period, having gambled away her inheritance, her divorce settlement and the proceeds of a house sale, before stealing from her employers..."

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