Star backs Aussie cashless campaign

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Star Entertainment, the Australian casino operator that is under fire for AML failures, has come out in favour of cashless gaming in Aussie pubs and clubs.

The company is lending its support to the campaign being waged by New South Wales prime minister Dominic Perrottet, who wants all 95,000 poker machines in the state converted to cashless technology. This is a suggestion that has not won favour with the powerful clubs industry in NSW.

Star went on record last week in the Sydney Morning Herald with news that it is spending millions of dollars on developing cashless technology in the casinos, but it maintains that meaningful progress could not be achieved unless the pubs and clubs followed suit.

The Star casino in Sydney has poker machines, but they amount to just two per cent of all the pokies in the state.

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