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Crown views regulatory inquiries as a forum

Crown Resorts will use a number of state and federal inquiries into its alleged ties to Chinese criminals as a “forum to provide our...

AFP drops investigation into Tabcorp bribery allegations

The Australian Federal Police has dropped the investigation into foreign bribery allegations from wagering giant Tabcorp to the family of the Cambodian prime minister,...
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Crown probes to focus on probity, though major hurdles unlikely

Australian regulators are likely to focus on probity issues in their investigations into Crown Resorts’ operations, although experts don’t expect any major red flags to be raised.

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MP questions Chow Tai Fook’s links to Stanley Ho

Following on from recent allegations against Crown Resorts, an Australian politician has questioned why Chow Tai Fook, a company linked with Macau gaming mogul...

NSW regulators updates rules on gaming machines, casinos

The NSW gaming regulator has announced an update on a number of rules affecting gaming machines and casinos operating within the state. “As part of...
Crown Resorts

Melco delays second part of Crown stake purchase

Melco Resorts & Entertainment said it is putting the purchase of a second tranche of shares in Crown Resorts International on hold pending the completion of a regulatory probe into the Australian company.

Donaco net loss widens in FY19 on management shakeup

Casino operator Donaco International saw its annual loss widen to $194 million for the financial year ended June 30, 2019. Donaco said the net loss...

Regulators gather in Sydney for casino regulation workshop

In August, around sixty Australian and international gaming regulators attended the first-ever casino and gaming regulation program held in Australia. ”Gaming Regulation”, a joint venture...

Melco likely to target full Crown acquisition: Bernstein

Melco’s moves to acquire a 19.99 percent interest in Crown Resorts is likely stepping stone for eventually taking controlling ownership, or outright acquisition of...

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