Australia: Crown Resorts under investigation after CEO allegedly permits banned patrons

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Crown Resorts sees controversies yet again after the company’s CEO Ciarán Carruthers is said to have allegedly permitted banned patrons at its Melbourne property. The casino’s internal security team made allegations against Carruthers, saying he overruled their decisions on multiple occasions.

Once, the CEO even allowed a person who was banned for bringing a minor to the casino. The same guy brought an intoxicated customer inside the premises, the security team claimed.

The team, thus, decided to sign the petition against Carruthers’ actions and how they were against the law. According to HighStakesDB, the CEO’s actions made the security team “insignificant, snubbed, and scared” for their jobs.

Responding the allegations, the board is now investigating through external legal counsel. The board has also asked the employees to come forward and provide details on the matter, if any. The news has also caught the eyes of Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC). Following the same, the commission is now also busting the matter.

Previously, Crown Resort has faced several fines owing to multiple acts, in violation of the laws. Improper tax deduction and activities of money laundering were also recorded against the operator.

To amend the reputation, Crown Resorts has announced multiple steps. These include the $13 million gambling harm prevention package and promises to comply with the laws related thereto. Most recently, a plan to redevelop Crown Melbourne was also announced by the operator.

The latest incident, however, has again handed a major setback to Crown Resorts, tarnishing the image further. The Australian government is also working to reduce gambling harm among citizens and has also implemented multiple stringent laws for online gambling casinos. This has affected not only Crown, but multiple operators like Star and SkyCity as well.