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Australia – Crown appoints Simon McGrath as CEO of Crown Sydney

Crown Resorts has appointed renowned hotelier and experienced Asia Pacific executive, Simon McGrath, to the role of Chief Executive Officer, Crown Sydney and Crown Resorts Group Head of Hospitality. Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Accor Pacific, Mr McGrath has over three decades experience across the Pacific region. At Accor Pacific, Mr McGrath is responsible…

Australia – Crown’s Barangaroo resort gets NSW liquor licence

The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has approved three interim liquor licences for Crown’s Barangaroo resort that were due to expire on 31 October 2021. ILGA chair Philip Crawford said the liquor licences had again been issued on an interim basis and will expire on 30 June 2022. “In December last year, ILGA…

Australia – ILGA to investigate The Star’s handling of junkets and AML measures

The New South Wales Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has appointed Adam Bell SC to undertake a review of The Star casino’s operations with particular scrutiny to be placed on how the casino handled its junket operations and what anti-money laundering measures it had in place. ILGA chair Philip Crawford said the review will…

Australia – Star back in profit but confirms asset sales and sell and lease back on Sydney casino

Australian casino group Star Entertainment has swung back to full-year profit but has confirmed it has been selling some non-core assets to survive the effects of COVID-19 and that it has also started the process of selling half of its Sydney casino and getting it back on lease. It is planning on selling a VIP…

Australia – Negotiations underway to bring extra slots to The Star

Sydney’s The Star Casino has confirmed it is now in negotiations with the NSW Government to bring extra slot machines to its gaming floor. It said: “The Star Entertainment Group advises that the NSW Government has agreed to commence formal negotiations with The Star in relation to its proposal to increase the number of gaming…

Australia – The Star to find out if can add 1,000 new pokie machines to its mix

The New South Wales government is to consider allowing Star Sydney to operate an additional 1,000 poker machines as part of a proposal to transfer licences from under-performing machines in other areas of the state. There are currently 96,000 poker machines across 4,000 venues in New South Wales with The Star accounting for 1,500 of…

Australia – Star Casino employee found guilty of baccarat scam

A former Star Casino employee has been convicted for his part in an illegal betting scam which cheated the Australian casino out of almost $500,000 in 2020. Mr Hieu Duc Lam, a baccarat dealer, was captured on CCTV footage colluding with another employee and patron to cheat the casino. Footage shows Mr Lam peeking and…

Australia – Australasian Gaming Expo cancelled following latest COVID outbreak

Gaming Technologies Association, the organiser of the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), has confirmed this year’s exhibition has been cancelled due to an outbreak of COVID-19 that has shut down Sydney. The 31st AGE will now run from August 9 to 11 2022. It said: “With the Department of Health managing the current COVID-19 outbreak in…

Australia – Australasian Gaming Expo confirms August event is unaffected by current lock-down

In a memo sent out to industry executives, the team behind the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) has confirmed the in-person exhibition will go ahead as planned from August 10 to August 12, despite the two-week lockdown currently taking place in New South Wales from June 26. The exhibition’s organisers Gaming Technologies Association, said: “With AGE…