Independent MP says anonymous whistleblowers feared for their safety and information should have been investigated

A whistleblower who alleged serious misconduct at Crown Casino had their allegations dismissed by Victoria’s gambling regulator because the person wanted to remain anonymous, independent MP Andrew Wilkie has said.

The Victorian government ordered the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) to investigate last year after Wilkie used parliament to air allegations of misconduct, including that casino staff had provided Crown-branded picks. Similar in appearance to a guitar plectrum, picks are used to jam down the machine’s buttons, allowing patrons to play continuously without any human input.

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