Hawthorn Football Club says it will pay $66,000 to the Salvation Army as punishment for one of its pokies venues operating illegally.
The prestige Melbourne sports club was charged with unauthorised gambling last year after its Vegas pub in Waverley Gardens was found to have been unlicensed for four days.
The Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Thursday made a diversion order for the licensing infringement - a fine to be paid to charity - meaning Hawthorn was spared a criminal conviction.
The club will donate gambling profits of $66, 838 made at the venue between March 28 and 31, 2016 to the Salvos.
In a statement, Hawthorn said it closed Vegas as soon as it became aware the venue was not licensed and did not reopen until it was licensed.
"The club has fully co-operated with the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation and will forfeit all gaming profits earned during the period in question," it said.