By Ian Neubauer

The NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) is warning gaming venue operators to beware of rogues who claim illegitimate winnings at Centralised Cash Control Equipment (CCCE) terminals.

A case in point occurred recently at a Liverpool hotel where a patron loitering in the gaming area illegitimately claimed $687 from a CCCE terminal.

The hotel refused to pay the winner, accusing them of working in concert with the rogue. However, departmental compliance officers investigating the matter found the winning patron was not involved in the scam and fined the hotel $1100.

In a separate case, a rogue collected $1200 in prize money at a Parramatta hotel, with the offence captured on CCTV footage and presented to police. The hotel subsequently had to pay the same funds again to the genuine winner. 

Anyone with information on illegitimate winners in the state should contact the OLGR on 9995 0300 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

The Shout Team

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