‘Casino’ Mike Baird, the New Southern Wales Premier, whose lockout laws are making the natives of Sydney restless.
The area around Star Casino in Sydney, Australia has become a breeding ground for violent assaults, due to its controversial exemption from the state of brand New South Wales’ despised ‘liquor lockout guidelines.’
Star is the venue that is only the main company district with authorization to admit patrons after 1.30am, and to serve booze beyond 3am. This will make it the destination that is only town for the savagely drunk who want to get drunker, say critics, and it is causing a host of social issues in the Pyrmont area of central Sydney, where the casino is located.
New figures released this week by the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics (BOCSAR) appear to bear that out. BOSCAR said that non-domestic violent assaults had increased in Pyrmont to a typical of 13 per month, as well as least 30 % of these assaults occur while the offender is being evicted from the casino or just after. Seventy-three percent, meanwhile, are alcohol related, while 71 percent of victims are casino patrons.
But the casino itself claims it has actually recorded a drop in the true number of assaults. Celebrity said incidents that are such down 19 percent, from 64 in 2014, the ban came into force, to 52 in 2015. It argued that with 40,000 individuals visiting the casin Continue reading