130. In this Part —
“acceptable proof of age” for a person means —
documentary evidence that might reasonably be accepted as applying to the person and as proving that the person is at least 21 years of age; or
evidence that the Authority has declared by notice in writing given to a casino operator to be acceptable evidence in relation to the operation of the casino that a person is at least 21 years of age;
“minor” means a person who is below the age of 21 years.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 82]
131. This Part applies to casino premises only during the hours of operation of the casino.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 83]
—(1) A minor shall not enter or remain, or take part in any gaming, on any casino premises.
(2) Any minor who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 84]
—(1) A casino operator shall not, without reasonable excuse, permit a minor to enter or remain on the casino premises.
(2) If a minor is on the casino premises, the casino operator shall immediately notify an inspector.
(3) Any casino operator who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) shall be liable to disciplinary action.
(4) It is lawful for the person for the time being in charge of a casino, an agent of the casino operator or a casino employee to remove the minor or cause the minor to be removed from the casino premises, using no more force than is reasonably necessary.
(5) It is a defence to disciplinary action for a contravention of subsection (1) or (2) if it is proved that —
the minor was 16 years of age or above; and
before the minor entered the casino premises or while the minor was on the casino premises there was produced to the casino operator or to his agent or employee acceptable proof of age for the minor.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 85]
—(1) If a casino operator or a casino employee is aware that a person who may reasonably be suspected of being a minor is attempting to enter the casino premises, the casino operator or casino employee shall refuse the person entry to the casino premises.
(2) The casino operator or casino employee is not required to refuse the person entry if there is produced to the casino operator or casino employee acceptable proof of age for the person.
(3) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be —
liable to disciplinary action, in the case of a casino operator or a licensed special employee; or
guilty of an offence, in any other case.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 86]
—(1) The person for the time being in charge of a casino, an agent of the casino operator, a casino employee, an inspector or a police officer may if he has reasonable cause to suspect that a person on the casino premises is a minor —
require the person on the casino premises to state his correct age, name and address; and
if it is suspected on reasonable grounds that the age, name or address given in response to the requirement is false, require the person to produce evidence of its correctness.
(2) A person who —
fails to comply with a requirement under subsection (1)(a); or
without reasonable cause, fails to comply with a requirement under subsection (1)(b),
shall be guilty of an offence.
(3) It is not an offence to fail to comply with a requirement under subsection (1) if the person who made the requirement did not inform the person of whom the requirement was made, at the time it was made, that it is an offence to fail to comply with the requirement.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 87]
136. A minor who uses any evidence purporting to be evidence of his age in order to obtain entry to or remain on any casino premises is guilty of an offence if the evidence is false in a material particular in relation to the minor.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 88]
—(1) The Authority may, by written direction given to a casino operator, require a notice or notices to be displayed within the casino premises with respect to the exclusion from the casino premises of persons below the age of 21 years.
(2) The direction may impose requirements as to the form, position and matter to be displayed on any such notice.
(3) A casino operator is liable to disciplinary action if such a direction is not complied with in relation to the casino.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 89]