Sacked Star boss paid $200,000

The former managing director of The Star casino in Sydney was paid nearly $200,000 after being sacked for inappropriate behaviour.

Sid Vaikunta was stood down in February by the casino's owner Echo Entertainment because of allegations of sexual harassment involving a female member of The Star's staff.

Mr Vaikunta has denied the allegations.

Echo's annual report for the 2011/12 financial year, released on Friday, shows Mr Vaikunta received a termination payment of $192,125.

He was also paid a salary of just over $470,000 up to the date of his sacking, taking his total payments in the financial year to $662,270.

Mr Vaikunta's pay in the previous year totalled $1.95 million.

The Star is facing possible disciplinary action from the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority over Mr Vaikunta's sacking, which came more than one month after he was suspended from his role.

The authority says the casino may have breached the Casino Control Act 1992, which requires casino operators to promptly report major changes, including significant staff movements.

Mr Vaikunta was suspended from his position on December 19, 2011.

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