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Crown Perth told to cease junket play

The Gaming and Wagering Commission of Western Australia (GWC) today issued a directive to Crown Perth to cease all junket and premium player activity.

According to a filing from Crown Resorts on the Australian Stock Exchange, the ban on high roller activity includes any conduct of junkets, or “table games activity with patrons who are non-residents of Australia with whom Crown Perth has the arrangement to pay the patron a commission, or provide transport, accommodation, food, drink or entertainment, based on the patron’s turnover or otherwise calculated by reference to such pay.”

It comes only a week after the regulator formally called for an independent inquiry into Crown’s suitability to hold a license in Western Australia, after a scathing report in NSW earlier this month detailed years of money laundering through Crown Perth. 

Earlier this week, Victoria’s gaming regulator announced the establishment of a royal commission in Victoria, aimed at determining whether Crown Resorts is suitable to hold a license for its flagship property in Melbourne.

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