Crown’s employee released

Macau’s Crown Resorts 17 employees are still detained in China.

Administrative employee Jenny Jiang was the first Crown’s worker who was released.

Macau.- Crown Australia revealed last Sunday 13 that the first member of the 18 arrested employees in China has been released. The worker is Jenny Jiang, who is in charge of administrative affairs in the Macau’s gambling centre. Representatives of the company have not share further information about the other 17 employees.

Chinese authorities have seemingly arrested the employees due to gambling crimes, though the details have not been revealed. Among the detained Macau’s workers are 3 Australian citizens as well as Jason O’Connor, the head of Crown’s VIP International team. Casino industry in Macau is still expectant of the investigation.

According to Crown Resorts’ report issued in the Australian Financial Review, Jenny Jian has worked for the company’s administration sector in Shanghai. Jian was released after the payment of the bail. Neither the authorities nor Crown representatives have revealed how much it cost.

Macau’s expertises have warned that the arrests may impact on the local casino industry, which has recently started getting out a two-year economic crisis. They explained that the Chinese decision was probably due to a violation in casino advertising laws by Crown employees, including the offering of VIP services. However, the VIP sector represents “less than 30 percent” of revenue at Crown. The Australian company have not commented what would be the next steps for its Chinese business situation.