Bekier defends the use of junkets

Matt Bekier, Star Entertainment Group

Star Entertainment Group chief executive Matt Bekier has defended the use of junkets, describing their use as a well-established feature of the gaming industry, local media reports. 

Bekier made the comments in the wake of an investigation into Crown Resorts for their alleged involvement with underground-affiliated junkets.

“I can’t really talk to what Crown does, I can only do what we do, and I feel that what we do is lawful and is executed in a way that should give us and our investor’s confidence that we are doing the right thing,” Mr. Bekier said.

“I am very confident that we are doing the best we can to run a clean and legal business.”

Earlier today, the NSW regulator announced it would be launching a probe into the sale of a stake in Crown Resorts to Melco Resorts & Entertainment.

The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority will conduct an inquiry under the NSW Casino Control Act, it said in a news release.