Mr Nicholas Weeks was appointed from 9.00am on 21 October 2022 as manager of the Sydney casino under section 28 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW).
From 9 December 2022, Mr Weeks was also appointed under section 90C of the Casino Control Act 1982 (Qld) as special manager of The Star’s entities operating its casinos at The Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane. Ms. Terri Hamilton and Ms. Anna Lacey-Reid have been engaged to assist Mr. Weeks.
Information considered as personal information under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) includes information or an opinion about a person who is identified or reasonably identifiable.
Protecting your personal information is important to us.
The Star Entertainment Group Limited and all its related bodies corporate (The Star, we, us, our) is committed to conducting our business in a manner which is safe, ethical, professional and compliant with the law.
We may collect and hold personal information about you, depending on your interactions with us, which may include your name, postal or email addresses, date of birth, image, video or audio recordings, casino play history and financial details.
It may be necessary in some circumstances for us to collect some forms of sensitive information about you, for example in order to provide specific services to you. Sensitive information includes information about a person’s race, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin, political opinions, health, religious or philosophical beliefs, biometric information used for automated biometric verification or identification purpose, biometric templates and criminal record. The Star will only collect sensitive information where:
In some instances, you may desire to remain anonymous. We will make every effort to assist with any such request, however we are not required to provide this option if:
You should advise us if you do not wish to be identified and wish to remain anonymous. This may, however, limit the products and services (e.g. gaming services) that we can offer you.
We generally collect information directly from you when you use our products and services, when you visit our premises or via business arrangements.
In some instances, we may collect personal information from third parties.
The information collected and used may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address; domain name; browser type; date and time of your request; your internet service provider, mobile carrier, or data services provider; and your online behaviour, such as information on the pages you visit, links you click, features you use, how and when you interact with the services or the content, images and advertisements you select.
If you use a mobile device to access our websites or online resources, we may collect information about your device, such as your device ID and device type, as well as usage information about your device and your use of our mobile websites and other mobile resources.
Most internet browsers and mobile devices can be set to inform you when tracking technologies are being used or sent to your device. They also provide you with the option of refusing the use of tracking technologies, however, this may negatively impact the display or function of certain areas or features of our services.
The Star will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold about you and monitor that it is accurate, up-to-date and, when that personal information is used or disclosed, relevant to the purpose for which the information is being used or disclosed.
Your personal information is held on secure servers or in storage located in controlled environments.
Our team members and service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.
We collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information to provide you with goods and services, to manage your membership to our rewards program, to meet legislative requirements, where it is in our legitimate interests to do so and to continue to improve the goods and services we provide to you.
Sometimes, we are required to or may choose to share information that we hold about you with government regulators, other casino operators or law enforcement bodies. We may disclose information to those entities or receive information from them. This may include information obtained about you from audio recordings and from CCTV or facial recognition surveillance when you visit our premises, such as your voice, image or facial biometric information. It may also include your name, contact details, date of birth, copies of your photo ID, other images of you and information about any exclusion or other restriction on access to premises that applies to you.
The Star uses and, in some instances shares, personal information (including in some cases, sensitive information) for reasons including:
Facial images collected through CCTV surveillance, from facial recognition cameras, from law enforcement bodies or from other casino operators, and faceprints derived from those images, may be stored and compared for the above purposes. We may share these images and faceprint data amongst our related bodies corporate, with our facial recognition technology providers, with regulators and law enforcement bodies and with other casino operators. By entering our premises, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in these ways.
We may collect and use your personal information to promote and market our own or an affiliate of ours’ products and services, promotions and upcoming events (including for example by way of direct mail, telemarketing, targeted digital advertising, SMS, MMS messages, and notifications and alerts to your mobile device).
We will only send you this information if you have indicated your consent to receiving such information.
We will send this information to keep you informed of our new products and services and special offers. You may opt out of receiving direct marketing communications by following the directions in our direct marketing material, for example by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of the email communication you have received, or at any time by contacting us (see contact information below).
Marketing may be undertaken by one or more of the companies in The Star using your personal information. We may use external service providers to assist us in these marketing activities.
We may collect, use and disclose personal information about you for security purposes, including:
The Star’s properties are subject to CCTV, facial recognition and audio surveillance for security and other reasons. We may collect your personal information through those means.
Details of suspected or actual illegal and undesirable activities and other security-related information (including facial images and photos) may be shared with our related companies, our service providers, other casinos, industry bodies and forums, law enforcement bodies and regulatory bodies such as the casino regulator in each of New South Wales and Queensland.
This may include both disclosure of your personal information by us, and the receipt of your personal information by us.
When you visit our premises we may collect, use and disclose personal information about you, including your facial biometric information, for the purpose of verifying whether you are an excluded person or a person whom we may otherwise lawfully deny access to the premises. We may also collect your image or facial biometric information from law enforcement bodies and other casino operators for this purpose.
If we identify such a person we may exclude or remove them from our premises in accordance with our policies and our legal and regulatory obligations.
When we receive personal information (including sensitive information) from another casino operator about persons who are excluded or otherwise lawfully denied access to one or more of its casinos or other premises, we may use it to give exclusion orders to such persons and may also use it to otherwise lawfully deny such persons access to our premises.
There are circumstances in which we may disclose personal information to another organisation for purposes that are important to help us to operate our business.
We will not sell your personal information to organisations outside The Star.
We will only give another organisation access to your personal information when:
Organisations include those that assist us:
We may share personal information with another organisation in relation to potential or threatened legal proceedings or disputes (whether between you and that organisation or between us and that organisation), including for the purposes of gaining legal advice, or to take action considered appropriate in relation to suspected unlawful activity or serious misconduct, including investigating any such alleged activity.
We may also share personal information with an organisation where we have obtained your consent.
For international guests, we may share your personal information overseas with your agents and/or representatives (including, but not limited to your tour operator or arranger and their representatives) in your country of origin or in Hong Kong, Macau or Singapore, as the case may be. In addition, for international gaming guests, we may share your personal information to conduct credit or other background checks, including with other casinos and credit rating and other reporting agencies in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Macau, Hong Kong, South Korea, the United States of America, United Kingdom, France and/or New Zealand.
Your personal information may also be accessed and used by our service providers located outside Australia who assist us to send marketing communications to you.
When we disclose personal information overseas we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas entity complies with the Australian Privacy Principles, unless an exception applies under those principles such that we are not required to do so. We will take reasonable steps to put in place suitable confidentiality protections in relation to personal information we provide to an overseas entity.
You are welcome to ask for access to personal information that we hold about you. To do so, please attend the relevant property from which you want to request the information and complete a request for information form, including your full name, address, account or membership number (if relevant), and signature.
If you are unable to attend our properties to make a request, you can obtain a copy of the request for information form from the relevant property’s website and send the completed form (along with a copy of your photo identification) to The Star’s Privacy Officer.
A copy of your information will usually be made available to you within 30 days. However, there are circumstances under the Australian Privacy Principles in which we are not required to give you access to personal information. We shall advise you if one of these exceptions applies to your request.
If we intend to charge you a fee for us to find the information you have requested, we will inform you of this cost before we provide the information to you.
If you find that your personal information is inaccurate or out-of-date, please let us know using the contact details below.
If you have a StarPlay account you may email email@example.com to request that we delete your personal information associated with your account.
We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request subject to any technical limitations, legal requirements we may have to retain information and reasonable business requirements we may have to retain information (for example for security purposes, to help us resolve any complaint or dispute between you and us or where the information is needed in relation to our provision of other goods or services to you).
Deletion of this information may limit your ability to use StarPlay.
We may require evidence of your identity before fulfilling your request to access, correct or delete any of your personal information.
If you have a question in relation to your personal information, please contact us using the details below:
For more information about privacy issues and the protection of privacy, visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website at www.oaic.gov.au
Should you wish lodge a privacy related complaint, this can be made in writing to:
Privacy complaints will normally be assessed, reviewed and responded to within 30 days. If necessary, the Privacy Officer shall investigate the matter and advise of any corrective or other action taken by the business to address the matter.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you can refer your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
This Policy is owned by the Privacy Officer (Policy Owner).
The Policy Owner is authorised under this Policy to make minor changes to content without the approval of the Policy Approver which are related to changes in position title or minor spelling or grammatical changes, or to update appendices.
The Policy Owner is responsible for conducting a full review of this Policy at least every two years.
Approval of this Policy is the responsibility of the Board of Directors (Policy Approver) of The Star Entertainment Group Limited.
The Star Entertainment Group announced on 5 April 2016 share sale facilities that provided eligible small shareholders the opportunity to sell their shares without incurring any brokerage or handling costs.
Participation in the separate share sale facilities were open to eligible shareholders whose registered address was in Australia or New Zealand as at 7.00pm (Sydney time) on 29 March 2016 (Record Date) and who were:
On 5 April 2016, eligible shareholders were sent a letter together with a Share Retention Form (for the Small Holding Sale Facility) or a Sale Instruction Form (for the Voluntary Share Sale Facility), and Terms and Conditions for the relevant share sale facility.
Both share sale facilities closed at 5:00pm (Sydney time) on 17 May 2016 (Closing Date).
All participants who had their SGR shares sold under either the Small Holding Sale Facility or the Voluntary Share Sale Facility received the same average price of $5.51 per share, which was calculated by dividing the total proceeds from the sale of all SGR shares sold under the facilities by the total number of SGR shares sold under the facilities.
Payment of the sale proceeds were made to participating shareholders on 27 May 2016 in accordance with their payment instructions as recorded on the share register.
Small Holding Sale Facility
The Small Holding Sale Facility was conducted in accordance with The Star Entertainment Group’s Constitution and the Australian Securities Exchange Listing Rules that enables all listed companies to sell shareholdings valued at less than $500 (Unmarketable Parcel).
Based on a share price of $5.68, being the closing price of The Star Entertainment Group (SGR) shares on the Australian Securities Exchange on the Record Date, an Unmarketable Parcel was any holding of 88 shares or less.
Eligible shareholders who wished to retain their Unmarketable Parcel were required to return a Share Retention Form to the share registry by the Closing Date.
Small Holding Facility Key Dates:
Voluntary Share Sale Facility
The Voluntary Share Sale Facility was conducted in accordance with Class Order CO 08/10 issued by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
Eligible shareholders who wished to sell their shares under the Voluntary Share Sale Facility were required to return a Sale Instruction Form by the Closing Date.
Voluntary Holding Facility Key Dates:
For full details of the Small Holding Sale Facility and the Voluntary Share Sale Facility, please see the ASX Announcement dated 5 April 2016 in the News section of our website.
The demerger of The Star Entertainment Group (formerly known as Echo Entertainment Group Limited) from Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) was implemented on 15 June 2011 by way of Scheme of Arrangement pursuant to the Tabcorp Scheme Booklet dated 15 April 2011 (Demerger).
As part of the Demerger, Tabcorp sought a ruling from the Australian Taxation Office on the taxation implications for shareholders. On 29 June 2011, the Australian Taxation Office issued Class Ruling CR 2011/66, in accordance with the application made by Tabcorp. A copy of the Class Ruling CR 2011/66 can be viewed here.
A Tax Calculator is provided below to assist shareholders in calculating the Australian capital gains tax cost base allocation for Tabcorp shares and The Star Entertainment Group shares. The Tax Calculator is a general guide only and does not constitute tax advice. Shareholders should seek advice from an appropriate professional adviser on the tax implications of the Demerger based on their own individual circumstances.