A Royal Commission will start operating in Western Australia today. It will investigate allegations against Crown Resorts.
Inside Asian Gaming made a report on this: According to the report the Commission will work on the goal of exploring the company’s qualification to hold a casino gaming license.
The board will also determine their eligibility for Crown Perth. Another job is to figure out the capacity of the state’s regulatory framework.
The Royal Commission is Western Australia’s reply to the Bergin Report in NSW. The report suggested Crown Resorts unfit to hold a license for the casino: It also accused the resort of money laundering and crime links.
NSW made the report public on 9 February. New South Wales’ gaming regulator, the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA), agreed with the Bergin Report’s recommendation. They all found Crown unsuitable after one week of report release.
Terms of Reference of the WA Royal Commission are:
- Inquiry about the report of the suitability of Crown Resorts.
- Inquiry about its local branches.
- If found unfit, the commission should propose actions to make them suitable for the license.
- To look at the current regulatory framework.
- Addressing the strategic risks identified in Bergin Report.
- A deadline of 30 June 2021 for submission of an interim report.
14 November 2021 is the deadline for a final report with recommendations.