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15 January 2012

Sydney's The Star: Stabbing in casino complex shadows - 15th January 2012

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It's long been known that Australian land based casinos are not a particularly safe place to frequent, however to their credit The Star in Sydney as well as casinos run by competitor Crown Limited (inc Crown Casino), have beefed up security a great deal over the past few years.

Obviously, all the security in the world is sometimes not enough to prevent a serious incident.

Security guards and casino "eyes in the sky" can only do so much.

Police are investigating after a male was stabbed at 'The Star' casino in Sydney in the early hours of the morning.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at around 2am after reports a man had suffered a single knife wound to the back.

His condition is unclear at this stage.

Detectives are reviewing CCTV video to try to identify the attacker.

Australian casino operators are watching the situation closely and most are reviewing their security and emergency response procedures.

James Packer's Crown Casino (direct competitor to The Star) is currently enjoying its Aussie Millions Poker Championship in Melbourne. Over the past 48 hours two poker professionals were thrown out of the tournament for cheating - handing their poker chips to another player. See other Media Man blog reports for full details.

Media Man is following up these and other Australian casino news matters with more details coming in the next 48 hours.

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