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Violence on the rise at the Star

(Tang Li, 5 March 2015, City News)

Alcohol-related violence at the Star Casino has doubled since the introduction of the controversial lockout laws in February 2014.

The rise in late-night assaults followed the decision to exclude two major entertainment venues from the lockout zone – Star Casino in Pyrmont and Crown Sydney in Barangaroo...

...Alex Greenwich, Independent member for Sydney, said Pyrmont residents have voiced concerns to him about an increase in the number of drunken patrons in their neighbourhood.

“With the added potential for harm from problem gambling, there is no reason for excluding the casino from new restrictions, particularly while venues that provide live music and entertainment as alternatives to binge drinking have been included,” he said.

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