The former bar manager at the Northern Rivers Hotel in Lismore, Dale Bremer, has pleaded guilty to accepting credit wagering in a public lottery, after he placed personal credit wagers on keno.
26 year-old Bremer of North Lismore was convicted of the charge in Lismore Local Court on February 5th, 2010 and fined $450 after the hotel licensee complained to police.
Bremer, whose responsibilities includes receiving and putting wagers on the keno and TAB systems, was accused of logging onto the keno terminal of the Northern Rivers Hotel on August 8th, 2009 and making a $500 wager.
Police evidences before the court show that Bremer was captured on CCTV footage showing that he failed to deposit any cash into the till at the time the first gaming transaction was made.
During the next four hours, Bremer was shown to have made further twenty own wager on keno with a keno special promotion ticket produced by the keno machine which Bremer then wrote his own name on before placing the keno tickets into a special promotions box.
The following day, hotel staff noticed shortages in the hotel cash floats and the hotel manager decided to view the CCTV footage. Bremer was charged by police officers last October 2010 while working at another Lismore hotel.
Bremer admitted to the police officers that he had made wagers on credit. He said that if he had won, he would take the winnings out because it was only a double or nothing situation. He added that if he had lost, he will put the money in. A charge of stealing property while he is employed as a clerk was withdrawn against Bremer.