A licensee in Wollongong learned the hard way about the importance of Responsible Service of Alcohol after allowing intoxication.
The Hotel Illawarra licensee was fined $2500 after pleading guilty in court for allowing intoxication at the venue.
The intoxication happened when a patron won a $100 bar table last February, when inspectors from the office of Liquor and Gaming NSW attended the venue.
The female inspector witnessed vomiting from a cubicle in the women’s toilet and the patron emerged, unsteadily walking. When questioned she said she was really drunk after winning the $100 bar tab.
The venue has since been banned from running any further bar tab competitions, with authorities warning that such promotions must comply with responsible service of alcohol requirements and must not endanger patrons or jeopardise community safety.