Regulator gave Crown green light to open Barangaroo casino

There has been a major development for Crown’s Sydney casino, nearly 18 months after the Barangaroo building was completed.

Crown was given the green light to open its Barangaroo casino after it was granted a license to operate.

But the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority said the approval remained conditional for at least 18 months.

“After more than a year of working with Crown, the Authority is pleased to have reached a stage where Crown can conditionally open its casino operations,” said Chairman Philip Crawford.

“Given the need to observe changes in the operation and ensure that the changes are integrated into the business, the Authority will consider approval of Crown’s suitability until the end of the conditional gaming period, which could last between 18 months and two years. “.

The regulator will then consider giving full approval for the casino to operate.

Crown’s casino license for the Barangaroo was suspended in 2020 after a damning public inquiry into its operations, which found it unfit to operate.

In a statement to ASX, CEO Steve McCann said that Crown would continue to work with ILGA on the resort reform programme.

“Over the last 15 months we have worked closely with ILGA to ensure we have the right measures in place for the start of gaming in Sydney and we will continue to work with them on our reform programme, to show our suitability as a casino operator. and demonstrate our ability to deliver exceptional experiences in a safe and responsible environment,” he said.

“We will now finalize our opening plans and look forward to announcing the details and timing of our launch shortly.”

More to come.

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