The regulation of Crown Melbourne

On this page you will find information about the regulation of Victoria's only casino, Crown Melbourne (Crown). In particular, the differences between Crown and other gaming venues.

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Q: Are there different rules for Crown Casino?

Yes. Crown Casino is governed by its own legislation, the Casino Control Act 1991, as well as the Casino (Management Agreement) Act 1993, which details Crown's license conditions.

Crown is required to follow the same standards and requirements as other gaming venues, with some exceptions.

Some key points of difference between Crown and other gaming venues include:

  • Smoking
    • Under section 3E of the Tobacco Act 1987, smoking is permitted in high roller areas of Crown, making it the only pokie machine venue in Victoria that allows smoking.
  • Opening Hours

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