Today, all charges against The Ville Resort – Casino for breaching the Casino Control Act have been dismissed by consent of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) in the Townsville Magistrates Court, a vindication of our strong belief that we follow all our obligations and operate legally.
As we have consistently stated, we take our obligations very seriously and have continued to work with the OLGR to ensure that we operate within legislated guidelines and continue implementing measures that strengthen our already robust approach. From the outset, we were of the view that all of the charges lacked a factual and legal basis. That position has now been justified.
These proceedings have resulted in substantial legal costs and have, over 2 years, taken a significant toll on individual team members involved . Our people are an essential part of the success of our business and are a key reason we have been so steadfast in defending this case. We will continue to support them as a priority.
We acknowledge the support of the Townsville community over this period. The Ville and its parent company, Morris Group, are incredibly proud to operate as one of Townsville’s largest private employers and look forward to continuing to invest in our city’s growth and development.
CEO, Morris Group