Monday, March 08, 2010

Boyfriend of Victorian Premier daughter ejected from Australia's Crown Casino, by Greg Tingle - 9th March 2010

We can now confirm that state police have questioned the boyfriend of Elizabeth Brumby, the daughter of Victorian Premier John Brumby, over an incident at Crown Casino in Melbourne.

The 23-year-old man was ejected from a private function on Friday night after security guards accused him of being drunk. The guards had no need to use plastic handcuffs on this occasion, a unique initiative getting mixed reactions from the Australian hotel, club and casino sector.

No charges have been laid at the time of publishing.

In a brief media statement, Mr Brumby said his daughter tried to defuse the situation and described it as a "private matter".

Crown Limited shares remain strong at 8.270 (share price, not blood alcohol reading)

Media Man and Gambling911 will continue to report from the sometimes battlefield that is the Australian land based casino sector. PS: no plastic handcuffs required in online casinos.

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*The writer is the founder and director of Media Man , primarily a media, publicity and internet portal development company

*The writer owns shares in Crown Casino