Star Sydney casino to remain closed until August 28
The Star Sydney will remain closed until August 28 after the New South Wales government announced an extension of current Covid-19 countermeasures.
Australia.- Star Entertainment has confirmed that the Star Sydney will remain closed for another four weeks after the New South Wales Government extended current countermeasures, which were due to end today.
The Star Sydney will remain closed until at least August 28. Star Entertainment said it would support its staff through this extended lockdown period.
Meanwhile, The Star Queensland has increased its capacity to 1 person per 2 square metres. Patrons no longer have to be seated while eating or drinking.
Star Entertainment withdraws offer for Crown Resorts
Star Entertainment Group has withdrawn its offer to buy Crown Resorts following suggestions that Crown should lose its casino licence for Crown Melbourne.
In May, Star Entertainment made an unsolicited non-binding offer of AU$12bn (US$9.4bn) for the casino operator. However, Adrian Finanzio, the counsel assisting Victoria’s Royal Commission into Crown Resorts, has told the inquiry that Crown should lose its Melbourne licence.
Finanzio said that evidence against Crown showed “serious misconduct, illegal conduct and highly inappropriate conduct.”
Star Entertainment said: “Issues raised at Victoria’s Royal Commission into Crown Melbourne have the potential to materially impact the value of Crown, including whether it retains the license to operate its Melbourne casino or the conditions under which its license is retained.”
Although Star Entertainment has withdrawn its offer, it said it would remain open to exploring opportunities with Crown. It said it would continue to closely monitor the Victorian Royal Commission and Western Australian Royal Commission.