Crown Resorts, the biggest operator of land-based casinos in Australia, has been dealt a blow by the Perth Casino Royal Commission, which found the company unsuitable to hold a casino license in Perth.
However, the Royal Commission agreed to allow the company to operate its Crown Perth casino for two more years, a period in which the company can return to suitability under the close watch of an independent monitor.
The Perth Casino Royal Commission issued its final report on Thursday and its findings are similar to those revealed in the report issued by the Victorian Royal Commission, which analyzed the activity of Crown Melbourne.
Even the final decision was the same, the Victorian Commission found Crown Resorts unsuitable to hold a casino license in Melbourne, but gave the company a two-year probationary period under the supervision of an independent monitor.
The Perth Royal Commission stressed that Crown Resorts will have to “embark on a pathway to suitability” as their activities will be overseen by an independent monitor which will report everything back to the Gaming and Wagering Commission.