More than 700 excluded from The Star casino

More than 700 people were banned from entering the Star casino last financial year, including 154 at the direction of NSW police commissioner Andrew Scipione.

New figures in the annual report of the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority also reveal 231 people were excluded for disorderly conduct - more than twice the figure for the previous year and double the five-year average. Almost an equal number - 230 - were self exclusions.

Theft or fraud accounted for 50 of the total exclusion orders, up from 43 the previous year, while 31 were barred for ''gaming related incidents'' or offences under the casino control act.

The number of people banned for having unattended children doubled from 15 to 29 during 2012-13.

The report shows the Star was fined $190,000 during the period for breaches of the Casino Control Act.

Four of the offences involved allowing minors onto the premises. The authority says over the past two years it has been ''more active'' in seeking explanations from the casino about how minors were allowed inside.

The casino was fined $110,000 for not providing timely notification to the authority of the suspension and sacking of its former managing director Sid Vaikunta over sexual harassment allegations.

Last November it emerged Mr Scipione had launched a crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gang members attending the casino.

Reports indicated the majority of those excluded were from the Rebels motorcycle gang, while members of the Finks, Hells Angels and Comanchero were expected to be banned.

Police said at the time that groups of 30 to 40 bikies were congregating at the Star, which was ''intimidating for patrons and staff''.

The report says on 705 occasions, 612 people were caught breaching exclusion orders. Of these, 353 were people who had requested self-exclusion detected in the casino 417 times.

Ninety-eight briefs of evidence were ''initiated'' in relation to the non-voluntary exclusion breaches and 190 verbal or written warnings were issued.

The report shows $168 million in gambling taxes were collected by the state government during 2012-13, up from $147.3 million the previous financial year. This included $118.5 million in ''casino duty'' compared with $109 million in 2011-12.

A spokesman for the Star said the spike in exclusions was largely due to Mr Scipione's actions.

The spokesman said that ''almost all of the police exclusions were issued in relation to members of the public whom the Star had no record of ever having visited the casino.''

He said the Star took the issue of minors ''extremely seriously'' and each incident was ''self-reported'' to authorities.

The story More than 700 excluded from The Star casino first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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