Watchdog ‘didn’t vet gamblers’

Original article by Rebecca Le May
The Australian – Page: 15 : 8-Sep-21

Western Australia’s former chief casino officer Michael Connolly has appeared before the state’s royal commission into Crown Resorts. He has told the inquiry that the state government did not undertake background checks on foreign high-roller gamblers because it was assumed that they were being vetted by federal agencies such as Austrac and the Australian Border Force. A ‘Four Corners’ report in 2014 examined the potential links between Asian high-rollers and organised crime, including money-laundering.

CORPORATES
CROWN RESORTS LIMITED – ASX CWN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. GAMING AND WAGERING COMMISSION, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, SPORT AND CULTURAL INDUSTRIES, AUSTRALIA. ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPT. AUSTRALIAN TRANSACTION REPORTS AND ANALYSIS CENTRE, AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE

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