Casino Golf Club breathes easy thanks to security measures
INCREASED security patrols and roller doors appear to have reduce the number of break and enters which previously plagued the Casino Golf Club.
The apparent reduction in crime is a stark contrast to the Coraki Golf Club which has recently reported escalating incidents of thefts and threats, largely from groups of juveniles.
In the past, the Casino Golf Club has had as many as nine break-ins in two months,
Club CEO Wayne Morgan said last year, the number of incidents was significant.
"Over the last couple of years it got really bad up here," he said.
"It's not the stock that they're getting it's the damage they're causing when they're doing it.
"They're breaking glass doors and each one of those glass doors is worth in the vicinity of $1000 each panel.
"It's got to the stage now where my insurance has skyrocketed and you're paying extra premiums to keep your insurance going."
Mr Morgan said towards the end the break-ins seemed to be almost "for the fun".
"They weren't actually taking much," he said.
"Previous to that they were fair-dinkum, they tried to get into the pokie-machines at one stage."
Since then, the club has hired a security guard who does several checks of the golf club every night.
They've also increased their security measures like installing roller doors on fridges.