The Star Casino has been accused by the NSW liquor and gaming authority for not reporting to the authorities every violent incident that occurs within the complex. This intentional failure to report by the casino skews their statistics over the official crime rate.
In a leaked government documents, it reveals that Sydney's Star Casino have been covering up many of the violent crimes and assaults that takes place within their casino compound.
The reviewed violence by the NSW Government shows a number of serious incidents. The crime rate that happens within the casino grounds is three times higher than the official crime statistics. The crime rates within the casino are way above national averages.
Justice review leaks by the NSW Department suggest serious ramifications for the casino's license to operate in Sydney.
Some of the violence that occurred within the casino property that rates highly includes forced removal of player, assaults on players or staff, and alcohol-related crimes. Even so, most of the 111 recorded violent incidents during a 6-month period from March to August this year, were not reported to the police.
One incident that was not reported included a casino security guard head-butting a gambler. Other unreported incidents involved a patron whose leg got broken in an altercation, people being put to chokehold, and a melee that involved five patrons, just to name a few.
Additionally, 79 percent of the violent incidents that occur within Star Casino grounds get omitted on the monthly report to casino executives, a report that also gets passed to the State Government.
According to casino experts, the figure only suggests that an estimated 250 violent assaults takes place each year once the busy summer period gets taken into account.
Failure of the casino to report all violent incidents to the authorities creates an inaccurate statistic level of violence occurring in the casino. The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research suggested imposing a crime scene preservation condition on the casino's license. This will require all violent incidents where a person sustains an injury, get reported to the police.