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The Star Sydney starts cashless gaming trial


The Star Entertainment Group Limited has officially launched a trial of cashless gaming and carded play at The Star Sydney casino, the company has announced.

This trial comes subsequent to receiving the necessary regulatory approvals and serves as a precursor to forthcoming reforms within the New South Wales (NSW) regulatory framework, slated to introduce cashless gaming and carded play to NSW casinos starting August 2024.

The trial encompasses 51 poker machines and 8 table games situated within the ‘Sovereign Room’ at The Star Sydney casino.

Robbie Cooke, The Star’s Group CEO and Managing Director, expressed his thoughts on the commencement of the trial, stating, “The commencement of the trial follows months of planning, development, testing, and training in consultation with relevant regulators. The trial environment provides an opportunity to test the new technologies and processes, from the perspective of both our guests and our team members. Readiness for the new regime that will apply from August 2024 is a key element of our transformation program.”

The launch of this trial underscores The Star’s commitment to embracing technological advancements and enhancing the overall guest experience, while also aligning with regulatory changes aimed at fostering a safer and more secure gaming environment.

Frank Schuengel
Frank Schuengel
Frank Schuengel is an online gambling industry veteran with over twenty years of experience in Europe and Asia. Equally at home in the Isle of Man and the Philippines, he started his career as a sports trader before setting up and running whole operations, and more recently focusing on the regulatory and licensing side of things in the worlds of fiat and crypto eGaming. When he is not writing about gambling topics, he can be found cycling around Manila and advocating sustainable transport solutions for a Philippines based mobility magazine.