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.

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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

Crown board to front WA royal commission

Original article by Lachlan Moffet Gray
The Australian – Page: 15 : 21-Apr-21

Crown Resorts’ chair Helen Coonan and directors Jane Halton and Antonia Korsanos will appear before the Western Australian government’s royal commission into the company’s Perth casino. Just one former Crown director, John Horvath, has been granted leave to appear before the inquiry, although commissioner Neville Owen has indicated that others may have the opportunity to give evidence in the future. Many directors left Crown’s board in the wake of the Bergin inquiry in New South Wales, whose findings prompted the royal commissions in WA and Victoria.

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