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Friday, February 3, 2012

Star Casino MD replaced for 'behaviour'

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Casinos Star City Sydney Australia

The managing director of Sydney's The Star casino has been replaced for issues relating to his behaviour, the casino's owner says.

The CEO of Echo Entertainment said today that Sid Vaikunta had left the company.
"Mr Vaikunta's employment has ended after his behaviour in a social work setting," Echo CEO Larry Mullin said in a statement.

Frederic Luvisutto has been appointed in Mr Vaikunta's place. Mr Luvisutto has been managing director of Jupiters Gold Coast since May 2011.

A spokeswoman for Echo Entertainment said she was unable to provide further details.
The Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority is investigating Mr Vaikunta's behaviour, a spokesman for NSW Gaming Minister George Souris told AAP.

The authority later said it had demanded from The Star a full explanation of the circumstances surrounding Mr Vaikunta's departure.

"The authority will be responsible for assessing the suitability of the new managing director to be licensed as a special employee under the Casino Control Act," it said in a statement.