The luxury casino of the Australian operator Crown Resorts, which is due to open in Sydney soon, will have to do without gaming machines (Pokies). Last Friday, the New South Wales government granted competing The Star Casino exclusive rights to operate slot machines.
Compensation for The Star provided
The agreement also included a clause requiring the government of The Star Entertainment Group to pay compensation if it gave Crown Casino permission to set up Pokies before 2041.
In 2017, the Prime Minister of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, warned Crown Ltd. pronounced.
Crown Resorts Limited has been making negative headlines since 2019. Research by Australian media had fueled the suspicion that the company’s high-roller acquisition could be related to Chinese organized crime.
The Crown in Sydney has also focused on the Chinese high rollers, but analysts believe that the entry restrictions due to the corona pandemic and the tougher investigations by the Australian authorities on money laundering would put increasing pressure on the casino operator.
In addition, The Star Entertainment Group had reached an agreement with the government of New South Wales on a gaming tax.