Crown Resorts proposes to open a new casino

03.12.2020 17:02

According to lawyers` words, the “working test” groups believe that it is worth it to prove Crown Resorts has the right to hold a license for its new casino in Sydney.

The proposal for an investigation of the Independent liquor and gaming authority NSW (ILGA) came just a day after the gambling regulatory body appealed to postpone the opening of the casino.

It was planned to open in Barangaroo on 14th December the new building at a cost of 2.2 billion dollars, but ILGA suggested that it was being postponed back after the results of the investigation.

Commissioner Patricia Bergin intends to submit her final report in February 2021.

At the moment the company Crown is under strict control for supposed money laundering at its casinos in Melbourne and Perth, and its partnership with major tour operators are reported to have close links to organized crime.

The Chinese government four years ago condemned several employees of the Crown for the illegal propaganda of gamling games.

But the lawyer of the company, Neil Young, told Bergin that instead of delaying the operations, the new casino must be opened under strict control by the ILGA.

He insisted that Crown could manage the facility with management restructuring, review of the operator`s culture and new control measures on money laundering.

Young also added that ILGA can place inspectors on its gambling locations and that Crown can provide daily reports to the regulatory body.

“Many of the issues that the authorities may want to be satisfied with will require “working test”, Young said.

“Some of these issues are better to be dealt with by reference to the work of casinos, by intensive overseeing and analyzing of these operations.”