Crown Resorts, the biggest owner and operator of land-based casinos in Australia, revealed that it expects to finally get gaming activities going in 2022 at its brand new casino located in Barangaroo, Sydney.
The announcement was made by Crown Resorts executives during an investor briefing which was held on Monday, December 13. The executives also added that the gaming space at the Sydney venue could be expanded to up to 20,000 square meters as there’s a whole floor ready to accommodate gaming activities.
Crown Sydney opened on December 28 last year as it was granted an interim liquor license by the New South Wales Regulator. However, the company was not given a gaming licence, it all depended on the findings of the Bergin investigation, which eventually led to the decision to suspend Crown’s gaming license in New South Wales.
The release of the Bergin Report led to the resignation of Ken Barton, Crown’s Chief Executive Officer. Five other top executives also left the company at the time, including directors Andrew Demetriou, Guy Jalland and Michael Johnston.
Crown Sydney is a five-star facility with 350 hotel rooms along with numerous bars, restaurants and 120 gaming tables. The company invested around 2.2 billion Australian dollars into this casino resort and construction works lasted just over four years.