Club and pub group Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (ALH) faces fines of up to $1.35 million after allegedly operating 220 gaming machines in Victoria without pre-commitment technology (YourPlay) installed.

ALH, which operates more than 300 hospitality venues around Australia including the management of seven clubs, had failed to install YourPlay which gives people the ability to set time and spending limits to help them stay in control of their play.

Following Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission inspections, the company then turned off all 220 non-compliant machines across 62 of its 77 venues in Victoria. ALH manages one club in that state. It is not known if that club was affected.

Steve Donohue, the CEO of Endeavour Group, ALH’s parent company, said an investigation found it was an isolated and regrettable case of process and communication failure.

“We are acutely aware of the seriousness of this matter and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure it does not happen again,” he said.

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