28/05/2010 - 12:35

World Cup coverage may be thin

28/05/2010 - 12:35

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Whether it is referred to as soccer or football, fans of the Premier League may be deprived of atmosphere when watching the World Cup next month if the processing of extended licenses for pubs and clubs isn't made faster.

World Cup coverage may be thin

Whether it is referred to as soccer or football, fans of the Premier League may be deprived of atmosphere when watching the World Cup next month if the processing of extended licenses for pubs and clubs isn't made faster.

Shadow Racing and Gaming Minister Mick Murray today called on the Barnett government to fast track licenses for venues wishing to host screenings of world cup matches, saying time was running out for venues to prepare for the event without licenses.

Mr Murray said applications for extended licences for a variety of venues had not yet been processed despite World Cup fixtures starting next month.

"Clubs proposing to hold events around game screenings need to organise extra staff and security as well as food, drink and advertising for these events in advance.

"Members of the public may get sick of waiting to find out if their local venues will be holding events around games and organise their own private events instead, potentially depriving pubs and clubs of customers."

Mr Murray said operators and patrons could miss out because of inaction.

The Director of Liquor Licencing Barry Sargeant is responsible for awarding liquor licences in WA.

 

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