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Australia – Crown confirms COVID-19 passport needed at Melbourne and Sydney casinos

Crown Resorts has confirmed that mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations will apply to all visitors to Crown Resorts in NSW and Victoria, including their employees, customers and contractors. Crown Perth consultation on the implementation of the Policy is expected to be finalised shortly. This follows on from a month-long consultation period announced in September, which saw the…

Australia – Inquiry into Crown Melbourne’s suitability delivers damning verdict

The inquiry assisting the Royal Commission into Crown Melbourne has advised that Crown Resorts should be found as unsuitable to keep its casino license following breaches of Victoria’s Casino Control Act. Adrian Finanzio SC said: “The misconduct that has given rise to the loss of confidence and trust is at the most serious end of…

Australia – Victorian Commission fines Crown Melbourne $1m for junket failings

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has fined Crown Melbourne $1m for failing to comply with regulatory requirements in relation to the management of junket operations Over an extended period of time, Crown failed to implement robust processes to consider the ongoing probity of junket entities. This is the first time Crown has…

Australia – Victoria to conduct its own suitability inquest for Crown to operate in Melbourne

Australian casino operator Crown Resorts will have its suitability as an operator checked on all fronts with the Victorian Government confirming that a Royal Commission will investigate the company’s suitability to hold a casino license for Crown Melbourne. Following the Bergin Inquiry into the operator’s suitability for Sydney, an inquest has also been launched in…

Australia – Crown Melbourne allowed to reopen a limited number of slots and ETGs

Crown Melbourne has received approval to commence the operation of a limited number of electronic gaming machines and electronic table games in accordance with restrictions agreed with the Victorian Government. These include restricting operation to ten designated VIP areas, each with a maximum capacity of ten patrons with no smoking permitted, physical distancing between patrons…

Australia – Crown Melbourne forced to shut for another six weeks as COVID spikes

Crown Resorts flagship casino in Melbourne will remain shut for at least another six weeks following Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcement that the city was reentering the Stage 3 lockdown. Victorians will only be allowed out to shop for food, exercise, work when it can’t be done form home and to care for the elderly…

Australia – Victoria government rejects Crown’s delay to One Queensbridge

Australian casino operator Crown Resorts will have to reconsider its options regarding the construction of Australia’s tallest building with its request to delay the start of its build rejected by the Victoria government. The 323-meter, 90-story One Queensbridge tower would have been built at the company’s existing casino resort in Melbourne at a cost of…

Australia – International high-rollers are back for Crown

Foreign VIPs are back in large numbers for Crown Resorts’ VIP segment by 54.5 per cent to more than $51.5bn. The increase in international VIP gamblers was felt most in Melbourne with the segment increasing its revenues by 73 per cent. Crown Executive Chairman John Alexander, said: “Crown’s VIP program turnover had a very good…

Australia – Crown facing disciplinary action over ‘blanking buttons’ on slots

Australian casino operator Crown Resorts could see its Melbourne licence suspended by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation for ‘blanking buttons’ on its slot machines. Whilst this is the worst case scenario the signs are not good with the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation confirming it had started ‘disciplinary proceedings against…