Crown to open Sydney casino by next Christmas

Crown to open Sydney casino by Christmas
The Sydney casino will open ahead of schedule.

A Sydney casino will go live by next Christmas, as Crown Resorts expects to launch its new VIP gaming venue sooner than originally scheduled.

Australia.- Even though it was to launch by 2021, a new gaming venue in Australia may arrive this year. According to Crown Resorts’ James Packer, the Sydne VIP casino could be ready by next Christmas.

The company’s founder and single largest shareholder checked the facilities last Wednesday and gave the new timetable. “[The advanced date] is really pleasing (…) a credit to the Crown team, [developers] Lend Lease and our architects Wilkinson Ayre.”

New Australian regulations

The Australian government has announced that it will legislate an online National Self-Exclusion Register. The register will allow people to ban themselves from all online gambling sites and apps.

Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services, said that the register is a key measure within the first National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering in Australia. “As much as possible Government policy should preserve Australians’ ability to enjoy a punt while putting in place sensible and targeted measures to prevent and support gamblers facing significant risks of harm,” Minister Ruston said.

The National Self-Exclusion Register allows individuals to ban themselves from using all interactive wagering services across state boundaries for a period ranging from three months o permanently. “It is a measure that we believe will motivate gamblers to have periods where they do not gamble online at all as a way of changing their behaviour and minimising the risk they face of gambling-related harm.”

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