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Australia’s Gaming Technologies Association called forth Nick Xenophon, the Australian politician and the leader of both the NXT and SA-BEST political parties to halt anti-gaming policies.
The former senator, who had run several campaigns against the gaming industry has taken a case to the Federal Court accusing Crown Melbourne and Aristocrat Leisure guilty of misleading masses with deceptive slot machine operations.
However, the Federal Court has recently dismissed the allegations of unconscionable conduct against Crown Melbourne and Aristocrat Leisure. While Australia’s GTA at present demands Xenophon withdraw his SA-Best party’s gaming policy.
GTA CEO, Ross Ferrar said in a press release: “Our industry has been subjected to stringent legal scrutiny and has passed with flying colours.However, opponents of our industry continue to rely on the very same claims that were rejected by the Federal Court. The truth is that every poker machine in operation in Australia is subject to stringent legislation, regulatory review and oversight, including in South Australia. Justice Mortimer conducted an open and lengthy legal process in the Federal Court and ultimately the claims made about poker machine design were emphatically rejected. I would urge Mr Xenophon to respect the findings of the Federal Court and amend his policy and withdraw his comments.”
Source: European Gaming Media and Events