WA gambling regulator under scrutiny in Crown Resorts probe

Western Australia’s Royal Commission will provide an interim report by June 30.
Western Australia’s Royal Commission will provide an interim report by June 30.

Western Australia’s gambling regulator will be investigated by the state’s Royal Commission after revelations of money laundering at Crown Perth.

Australia.- Western Australia’s Gaming and Wagering Commission (GWC)will be scrutinised in the state’s Royal Commission into Crown Resorts.

The Western Australian government has announced a Royal Commission to examine Crown Resorts’ suitability to continue holding a casino gaming licence for Crown Perth.

The terms of reference for the investigation were released today and empower the Royal Commission to investigate the state’s regulator and its operations.

The Royal Commission will also analyse how the GWC exercised its powers under relevant state and federal laws and whether the regulator was capable and effective in its duties.

An interim report is expected by June 30 and a final report with findings and recommendations by November 14.

Helen Coonan, Crown’s executive chairman, said the casino operator would “fully co-operate  in relation to the Royal Commission.”

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