Crown Resorts CEO Admits Compliance Failures

  • Inquiry learns of poor scrutiny on compromised bank accounts
  • Inquiry head chides CEO for systemic compliance lapses
  • Suncity used undetected "cash desk" at Crown for years

An inquiry into Crown Resorts’ gaming licence suitability in New South Wales (NSW) has extracted embarrassing admissions of company compliance failures from CEO Kenneth Barton.

Speaking before the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) inquiry on Wednesday, Barton admitted to numerous failures, including a failure to monitor on-site cash transactions by Macau junket Suncity and to scrutinise company bank accounts allegedly used by foreign clients to launder drug money.

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