Crown Resorts Melbourne has been ordered to pay a total of AUD $22.5m (£12.4m/€14.4m/$17.3m) as part of measures set out by the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (IGLA).
Crown must pay $12.5m towards the inquiry itself, and also pay an annual Casino Supervisory Levy of $5.0m in both FY2021 and FY2022, after the regulator found Crown “unsuitable” to operate a casino in the Barangaroo district of Sydney in February. The operator may pay a further levy in FY2023, but this is “subject to further consultation”.
In order to eradicate potential fraud, Crown must equip all its casino gaming with card technology and not accept cash.
In addition, it must cease all international junket operations, which the operator says it has already done.
The ILGA noted that the business was “making significant progress” already towards being a suitable licensee.
“Crown, through its Executive Chair Helen Coonan, is addressing many of the issues which caused Commissioner Bergin to find..