Australia’s gaming authorities seek more accountability

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Australia’s gaming authorities seek more accountability

Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA), a gaming regulator in New South Wales, stated Crown Resorts could open its Sydney casino by the end of April as long as it’s willing to cooperate with guidelines set out.

After the company was deemed unsuitable to hold a casino license based on a report released by former New South Wales supreme court judge Patricia Bergin SC, Philip Crawford, head of ILGA, reminded that it is up to Crown to regain its suitability. The regulatory body is contractually obligated to consult the company over the recommendations presented in the report.

After the inquiry into Crown and the warning that NSW Crime Commission released about a possible threat to the Australian economy, Senet, Australia’s gambling law, regulatory and compliance advisory, announced it will launch new compliance accreditation named Senet Assure and Senet Assure Premium that aims to protect gaming operators and customers against gambling-related harm and money laundering.

“The certification will only be awarded to operators who can demonstrate the highest level of vigilance,” said Senet regulatory and gambling specialist Paul Newson. “The accreditation is a way for industry leaders to demonstrate they are meeting the highest standards of accountability and exceeding best practice in protecting their customers and their staff in cultivating a workplace culture of compliance and social responsibility.”