Crown Resorts Could Lose Its Melbourne Casino Licence if Royal Commission Decides So

Crown Resorts Could Lose Its Melbourne Casino Licence if Royal Commission Decides So

Daniel Andrews, the Premier of the state of Victoria, has revealed that he is ready to revoke the operating licence for Crown Resorts’ Melbourne casino in case such a step is recommended by the Royal Commission. The future of the Australian gambling giant’s casino venue in Melbourne has been put under question after the Victorian Government announced an unprecedented inquiry into the company’s casino operations late on February 22nd. The investigation is aimed at finding out whether the company had broken the state’s gambling legislation and whether it was fit…

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Newly-Established Royal Commission to Check Crown Resorts’ Suitability to Run Its Melbourne Casino

Newly-Established Royal Commission to Check Crown Resorts’ Suitability to Run Its Melbourne Casino

A new Royal Commission in the state of Victoria is set to test the suitability of Crown Resorts to run its Melbourne casino after a NSW inquiry into the Australian gambling giant found it unsuitable to hold the operating licence for its newest casino in Sydney. The Royal Commission is required to issue a report by August 1st, 2021. Raymond Finkelstein QC, a former federal court judge and senior barrister, has been appointed commissioner. The Government of the state of Victoria issued a statement, saying that the move was initiated…

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Flutter Entertainment to Suspend Gambling Transactions with Credit Cards in Ireland as of April 2021

Flutter Entertainment to Suspend Gambling Transactions with Credit Cards in Ireland as of April 2021

One of the largest bookmakers, Flutter Entertainment, unveiled its decision to suspend the use of credit cards for gambling transactions in Ireland as of the beginning of April 2021. The company has already made the same move in the UK, and its decision to do the same in Ireland comes shortly before the planned establishment of a local independent gambling regulatory body. Furthermore, the owner of the Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Bet brands revealed that it would impose a voluntary “whistle to whistle” ban on gambling advertising during live…

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ACMA Calls for Australian ISPs to Block 18 Illegal Offshore Gambling Sites

ACMA Calls for Australian ISPs to Block 18 Illegal Offshore Gambling Sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) officially revealed that it is set to ask Australian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to suspend more unlawful online gambling sites. The country’s communications and media services watchdog shared that it had received multiple complaints regarding 18 offshore gambling websites that have been offering their services to local customers without an operating licence. After an investigation was held, the regulatory body found that the foreign gambling websites had been operating in violation of Australia’s 2001 Interactive Gambling Act. The sites that are set to…

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Western Australia Gambling Watchdog Wants to Investigate Crown Resorts’ Suitability to Hold Perth Casino Licence

Western Australia Gambling Watchdog Wants to Investigate Crown Resorts’ Suitability to Hold Perth Casino Licence

The gambling regulatory body of Western Australia (WA) has recommended Premier Mark McGowan’s Government start an independent inquiry into the suitability of Crown Resorts to hold the sole casino licence in the state. The recommendation was made following an urgent meeting of the local Gaming and Wagering Commission (GWC) and was backed by the Gaming Minister. The move follows the revelations made during the investigation into the Australian gambling giant’s operations in New South Wales (NSW) and the scathing report of Commissioner Patricia Bergin into the gambling company. The report…

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NSW Gambling Regulator Officially Confirms Crown Resorts Is Considered Unsuitable for Barangaroo Casino Licence

NSW Gambling Regulator Officially Confirms Crown Resorts Is Considered Unsuitable for Barangaroo Casino Licence

The New South Wales (NSW) gambling regulatory body has officially informed Crown Resorts that it is no longer considered suitable to run a casino in the state, the Australian gambling giant said in an Australian Securities Exchange statement released earlier today. The casino operator further shared it had also been found to have violated a clause of the gaming regulations in the state of NSW. As revealed earlier today, the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) has also started a consultation process into whether Crown Resorts is able to iron…

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Crown Resorts’ CEO Ken Barton Resigns Following Criticism in Condemning Commissioner’s Report

Crown Resorts’ CEO Ken Barton Resigns Following Criticism in Condemning Commissioner’s Report

The CEO of Australian gambling giant Crown Resorts has resigned, following the unfavourable assessment in Commissioner Bergin’s report alleging the company in facilitating money laundering operations and links to criminal organisations. The report found the casino company unfit to hold its operating licence for its newest Barangaroo casino project in Sydney. After it was revealed that the CEO’s position was under consideration last week, Ken Barton officially announced his resignation earlier today. He faced growing pressure after the revelations of the inquiry, especially considering that Ms Bergin’s report found him…

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Third Board Member Steps Down, as Crown Resort’s CEO Position “Under Consideration”

Third Board Member Steps Down, as Crown Resort’s CEO Position “Under Consideration”

Crown Resorts revealed that the position of its Chief Executive Officer Ken Barton was still under consideration following the Commissioner’s report into the Australian casino giant’s operations found him unfit for the job. A few days ago, the report of former New South Wales supreme court judge Patricia Bergin SC was made public. The inquiry into money laundering allegations faced by Crown Resorts found that the company was not suitable to hold the licence for its new Barangaroo casino resort, putting the venue’s operation in jeopardy. The statement regarding CEO…

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Crown Resorts’ Probe Could Seriously Impact the Largely Unmonitored NSW Pokie Clubs and Pubs

Crown Resorts’ Probe Could Seriously Impact the Largely Unmonitored NSW Pokie Clubs and Pubs

Experts have shared that the Australian gambling sector is an industry that would probably fail to survive proper scrutiny, especially considering the fact that it has long been used as a largely unmonitored channel facilitating money-laundering and other activities associated with organised crime. The report that was issued by the former New South Wales supreme court judge Patricia Bergin SC following an investigation into the company’s operations highlighted not only problems in the management of the Australian casino giant but could also result in further trouble for local clubs offering…

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Genius Sports Files Legal Action in UK High Court against Data Management Rival Sportradar

Genius Sports Files Legal Action in UK High Court against Data Management Rival Sportradar

The UK sports data and technology company Genius Sports has started legal action against its competitive sports leagues’ data management and integrity services provider Sportradar. The lawsuit was filed in the UK High Court over the ongoing legal disagreements between the two data companies. In May 2019, a subsidiary of Genius Sports was appointed as the exclusive data supplier for the English Football League (EFL), English Premier League (EPL), and Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) by Football DataCo under the terms of an agreement commencing with the beginning of the…

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