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    Default Gambler at Crown’s Melbourne casino allowed to play for 34 hours straight

    According to an article in The Guardian today, a gambler played for more than 34 hours straight at Crown Melbourne before they were forced to take a break.

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    The casino’s responsible gaming head Sonja Bauer said staff would encourage carded players – those who can be electronically tracked – to take a break every 12, 15 and 17 hours through an alert system.

    But she said staff would not automatically check on uncarded players, who cannot be tracked, instead relying on general observations.
    The counsel assisting the inquiry, Adrian Finanzio, SC, said a VIP gambler played for more than 34 hours straight in 2019 at Crown Melbourne before they were forced to take a break.

    “The system is set up to make it quite possible that someone could gamble for hours on end and not be approached by any staff,” Finanzio said.

    Crown Melbourne has 12 staff employed to monitor responsible gaming and provides brief training to other staff.
    The commissioner, Ray Finkelstein, said one of Crown Melbourne’s responsible gaming advisors previously gave evidence that she would rarely stop a carded player from gambling when the 12-hour mark came up.

    Finkelstein, a former federal court judge, said the staff member would only intervene if the gambler was clearly gaming irresponsibly, and that this was general practice.

    Bauer said she could only point to what is in Crown’s responsible gambling code of conduct.

    “I’m talking about what actually happens on the gaming floor, not what is written on a piece of paper,” Finkelstein responded.
    Finkelstein also asked how general staff, including those serving food and drinks, could be expected to know if someone had been playing for 12 hours if they only worked an eight-hour shift.

    Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/australi...hours-straight

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    “I’m talking about what actually happens on the gaming floor, not what is written on a piece of paper,” Finkelstein responded.
    Pretty much sums it up doesn't it?

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    How in the world is it possible to gamble for 34 hrs nonstop? Geez! There's no way I could last anywhere near even half that time. Some people are just very extreme.

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    Crown Casino Melbourne - the entire complex has a space of 510,000 m², making it the largest casino complex in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the largest casinos in the world.

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    How in the world is it possible to gamble for 34 hrs nonstop?
    It's called compulsive gambling... aka gambling addiction.

    I know Crown Melbourne very well.
    One of my mates was Head of Security, when, Lloyd Williams (Crown Founder) ran the show. FYI... this sh#t wouldn't happen on Lloyd's watch. All these seedy and frankly dodgy activities have only come to fruition since the Murdoch Empire took over.

    They should have stuck to what they know, Newspapers etc.

    Aside from the place being wired with literally 1000's of CSTV cameras, if this player was a VIP, then he/she would be playing in one of the VIP rooms, not the general public gaming floors.

    The electronic card tracking excuse, is just that, an excuse.
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    he either has nerves of steel or no nerves at all. unbelievable

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    or he's rich enough to play 34 hours in a row)))

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