Crown will keep its Melbourne casino licence, despite the royal commission finding its behaviour was “illegal,” and they will have a two-year grace period under the control of a “special manager” to satisfy the regulator’s requirements.
Crown Resorts is set to keep its Melbourne casino licence, despite the royal commission finding its behaviour was “illegal, dishonest, unethical and exploitative,” the gaming regulator said in a statement on Tuesday. However, the commission did not recommend stripping Crown of its licence due to the damage this could cause to the Victorian community.
Crown Casino will maintain control of its flagship Melbourne venue for now, despite a Royal Commission learning of conduct that was ‘illegal, dishonest, unethical and exploitative’. The gambling giant will retain its licence but has been appointed a ‘special manager’.
What people are saying?
Nadine Rules for the Rich and Powerful. Such a good, honest message this is sending to the Australian public. I’m sure the majority of Victorian’s are very grateful that Crown can still keep its licence.
Patrick Durkin The Royal Commission finds Crown unsuitable to hold a casino licence. However weighing up importance of maintaining the integrity of the licensing system the Royal Commission concludes that immediate cancellation of the licence is not in the interests of the Vic community.