The Royal Commission chaired by former Federal Court judge Raymond Finkelstein will analyse the 2016 episode in which 19 Crown execs were arrested in China.
Australia.- Victoria’s Royal Commission into Crown Resorts, which will be launched on May 17, will start by examining the arrest of 19 Crown employees in China in 2016.
Among those arrested people was Jason O’Connor, the former head of Crown’s Chinese operation, who admitted to an inquiry held in New South Wales that Crown should have known the dangers of promoting gambling in China.
Victoria’s Royal Commission will decide if Crown Resorts is suitable to maintain its licence for its Melbourne casino. It will be chaired by former Federal Court judge Raymond Finkelstein.
Hearings are expected to run for six weeks. The Royal Commission will then report back to the Victorian government by August 1.
It will also analyse Crown’s junket operations, although the company has suspended all junket-related activity until June.
Crown is also facing a Royal Commission in Western Australia, which will decide if Crown Resorts is suitable to continue holding a casino gaming licence for Crown Perth.
On the second day of hearings, former Gaming and Wagering Commission board member Barry Sargeant stated the GWC was aware of risks regarding criminal conduct but did not have the resources or knowledge to deal with it.