Queensland to launch a probe into Star
Queensland gaming regulator will launch an independent inquiry into Star Entertainment’s suitability to hold casino licenses in Brissie and the Gold Coast. It follows allegations the company enabled money laundering and other criminal activity at its Sydney casino, and an inquiry there is due to report at the end of this month. That process has seen Star’s CEO, chairman, board members and senior execs resign after accepting the company has “significant, systemic and cultural” issues. And it led the lawyer assisting the inquiry to recommend that the company is “not suitable” to hold a casino license in Sydney – a position Star is now challenging. Queensland Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman says they will “build on” NSW’s findings and that Star’s casinos will remain open for now. Star says it will “cooperate with any review.”
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