By Andy Young
As part of an ongoing investigation into alleged illegal possession and sale of gaming machines, Liquor & Gaming NSW has seized 35 gaming machines.
The machines were seized at a south-west Sydney warehouse and the operation follows the seizure of five gaming machines in April 2017.
Liquor & Gaming NSW’s Director of Compliance Operations, Sean Goodchild, said there are strict controls which regulate the keeping, movement and disposal of gaming machines. The Gaming Machines Act 2001 imposes serious penalties for licensed persons who fail to comply with requirements.
“Such offences can threaten the integrity of the gaming industry and lead to a lack of public confidence in regulatory controls,” Mr Goodchild said.
“It is against the law to be in possession of a gaming machine in NSW unless properly authorised, with maximum potential penalties of up to $11,000 and or 12 months imprisonment.”
Liquor & Gaming NSW inspectors are investigating a range of alleged offences under the Gaming Machines Act 2001 related to unauthorised dealings in gaming machines by a licensed technician and seller. Suspect gaming machine sales can be reported for investigation on 02 9995 0837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.