Crown Perth found unsuitable but will keep its licence

The company will have two years to clean up its act under independent monitoring.
The company will have two years to clean up its act under independent monitoring.

The Western Australia Royal Commission has concluded that Crown Perth can keep its licence but under strict new conditions with the appointment of a special manager.

Australia.- In a decision similar to what happened in MelbourneCrown Resorts has been deemed unsuitable to hold a licence for its Perth casino. However, the company will keep its licence under stricter conditions.

According to the final report from Western Australia’s Royal Commission into the operator, Crown Resorts failed to implement systems to detect suspicious transactions and allowed junket operators with criminal links to operate at the casino. Commissioners said Crown failed to minimise gambling-related harm and was not open and accountable in its communications with state regulators.

Tony Buti, WA’s racing and gaming minister, said the government had accepted key recommendations and would amend the state’s casino laws. Crown and its subsidiaries are undergoing a restructuring overseen by independent observers, which is expected to take about two years.

Crown’s managing director and chief executive officer, Steve McCann said: “Significant progress has been made with Crown’s transformation program, the implementation of company-wide reforms, and establishing the highest standards of governance. 

“This includes investment in people, systems, processes, culture and a sharp focus on responsible gaming and the prevention of financial crime. Crown remains committed to continuous improvement across all facets of the business and is prioritising the delivery of safe and responsible gaming across all of our resorts, including Crown Perth.”

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