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Victorian Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence (Victorian Royal Commission)
On 22 February 2021, the Hon. Ray Finkelstein AO QC was appointed as Commissioner and Chairperson of a Royal Commission into Crown Melbourne Limited’s suitability to hold its Victorian casino licence, as well as the suitability of its associates, including Crown Resorts Limited.
The Victorian Royal Commission's website contains links to additional information, including to its Terms of Reference, video recordings of public hearings, hearing transcripts, exhibits tendered as evidence, and closing and responsive submissions. This website can be found at https://www.rccol.vic.gov.au/
Crown’s Closing Submissions dated 2 August 2021 can be found here.
Crown’s Sub-Lease Submissions dated 9 August 2021 can be found here.
The report of the Victorian Royal Commission dated 15 October 2021 (Report) was publicly released on 26 October 2021 after being tabled in the Victorian Parliament. On the same day, the Victorian Government released its response in relation to the Report.
The Report can be found here.
The Victorian Government’s response to the Report can be found here.
On 27 October 2021, the Victorian Government introduced the Casino and Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (VIC) (Bill) into the Victorian Parliament. The Bill seeks to implement the priority recommendations identified by the Victorian Government from the Report, as well as the recommendations of the independent policy review into Victoria's casino regulatory framework commissioned by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation.
The Bill can be accessed here.
Perth Casino Royal Commission (PCRC)
On 5 March 2021, the Honourable Neville Owen (AO), the Honourable Lindy Jenkins and Mr Colin Murphy (PSM), were appointed Royal Commissioners to inquire into the suitability of Crown Perth to continue holding a casino gaming licence in Western Australia. The Commissioners are also examining the State's regulatory framework for casino gaming, including any matters that might enhance the Gaming and Wagering Commission's future capability and effectiveness.
The PCRC is required to deliver its final report with findings and recommendations by 4 March 2022.
A website has been established by the Western Australian Government where additional information can be found, including the Terms of Reference establishing the PCRC, the hearing schedule, live streaming and video recordings of public hearings, hearing transcripts and exhibits tendered as evidence. This website can be found at Perth Casino Royal Commission.