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DEEPWATER HOTEL IN HOT WATER OVER OVERNIGHT STAYS

A celebrated champion of wellbeing, the Commercial Hotel in Deepwater is in hot water over its policy allowing caravanning travellers to stay overnight on the back lawn. Located high in the Great Dividing Range, around 140 kilometres from the coast, between Ballina and Coffs Harbour, the Deepwater resides on a comfortable, largely undeveloped two-acre lot. […]

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TOWER HOTEL FACES DOZENS OF CHARGES AND MILLIONS IN FINES

The Victorian regulator has ramped up its prosecution of the operators of the Tower Hotel, laying a total of 38 charges over alleged responsible gambling failures, with maximum fines in the millions. In September the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) issued 35 charges to Rumotel P/L, which operates the Tower Hotel in Hawthorn

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ILGA PAUSES GAMING APPLICATIONS AFTER LOSING SUPREME COURT RULING

The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has put gaming machine applications on hold, pending the outcome of a successful challenge by a hotelier in the Supreme Court that throws doubt on conditions placed on gaming rooms. Jim Knox’s pubs the Area Hotel in Griffith, purchased in 2019, and Whitebull Hotel in Armidale, bought mid-2021,

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