Crown Sydney Casino Launch Blocked Amid Inquiry Turmoil

  • Wary regulator delays casino approvals to at least February
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  • Inquiry head warns of "serious" ramifications for Crown

The New South Wales (NSW) state gaming regulator has blocked the December launch of Crown Resorts’ Sydney casino ahead of an inquiry’s findings into the operator’s suitability to hold a licence.

The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority's (ILGA) decision to suspend casino regulatory applications involving Crown Sydney at Barangaroo delays the opening of the casino by at least two months, and possibly a lot longer depending on the inquiry’s findings.

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