/ 25 March 2022

Bad things come in 3s for Crown

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

After damning findings were handed down in NSW and Victoria last year, Crown Resorts has been deemed unsuitable to hold a gaming licence at its Perth casino in Western Australia. That’s the conclusion of a Royal Commission that went over the company’s greatest hits, including the facilitation of money laundering and links to criminal syndicates. The inquiry also identified problems with the state’s gaming regulator – commissioners said those overseeing Crown lacked “an adequate or accurate understanding of its role in casino regulation”. It’s a bit like saying the umpire of the AFL grand final doesn’t understand the rules of the game… Commissioners stopped short of recommending Crown be stripped of its casino licence and has recommended an independent monitor be brought in. Crown has promised to “work cooperatively and constructively” with the government. 

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