Awareness and prevention
Crown Melbourne is the only casino in Victoria and therefore is the only venue in the state permitted to offer table games.
Crown is licensed to offer:
The Casino and Gambling Legislation and Amendment Act 2014 entered into force 22 October 2014. Under this Act, Crown is nowpermitted to operate an additional 128 EGMs, 40 table games, and 50 automated table game terminals.
Although Crown is required to follow the same standards and requirements as other gaming venues, some exceptions apply.
Crown is the 11th largest casino in the world and its revenue is more than twice that of the largest casino in Las Vegas. Australia is the fifth largest casino market in the world, following US, Macau, Canada and Singapore (Source: GBGC).
Between July 2013 and June 2014, 19 million people visited Crown Melbourne and a total of $1.99 billion was lost on electronic gaming machines and table games.
Crown Melbourne paid the Victorian government a total of $207.7 million in taxes and levies on electronic gaming machines and table games during this period (this includes the supertax of $24.45 million).
For further information, visit GIRO's FAQs on the regulation of gambling in Victoria.