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Fine proposed for minors caught in casinos

6 December 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by Adelaide Now: "An unprecedented number of minors have been refused entry to SkyCity Casino in the past year.

"Nearly 15,000 more underage people were caught trying to enter the Casino in 2005/06 than the previous year.

"No Pokies MLC Nick Xenophon yesterday told The Advertiser he will introduce a Bill to Parliament early next year which would see minors automatically fined $160 if they tried to enter a licensed venue, with increased penalties for repeat offenders.

"Mr Xenophon also wants the Casino fined $100,000 if minors are found to be on the premises - eight of which were caught last financial year - which is a five-fold increase of the current penalty.

"…A spokesman for Gambling Minister Paul Caica said anyone who looked under 25-years-old was checked for identification and only three forms of identification were accepted…"

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