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Crown Resorts VIP executive Jason O’Connor released from prison

China’s president Xi Jinping’s crackdown on reported breaches of Chinese gambling laws has come to an end for 19 of James Packer’s Crown Resorts members of staff, as a number of the sentenced have been released from prison with the highest profile of them VIP executive James O’Connor.

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8/14/2017

article China releases Crown employees
(China) -- Crown Resorts revealed during a filing earlier today that all the remaining employees that were still detained in China have been released. The Baoshan...
article Melco plans US listing for Macau’s Studio City gaming resort
(Macau) -- Melco International Development plans to spin off Studio City as a listing in the United States, according to a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange. On...
article Form 6-K Melco Resorts & Entertainment
(New York) -- Studio City, the Hollywood-inspired cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort, today announces that Studio City International...

8/13/2017

article Jason O’Connor: the unwitting star of Crown’s corporate horror movie
(Australia) -- In his darkest moments, Jason O’Connor wondered whether he would see his wife Christina and teenage daughters Kasey and Chloe again.
article Police to explain Madafferi's casino ban
(Australia) -- Victorian police have been ordered to explain why they banned alleged Melbourne mafia boss Antonio Madafferi from Crown Casino, who is challenging the...

8/12/2017

article China frees top Australian Crown casino executive from jail
(China) -- Chinese authorities on Saturday released from jail a top Australian executive at a casino company following the completion of his sentence on gambling-related...

8/11/2017

article Crown boss Jason O’Connor set to be released from Chinese jail
(Australia) -- Australian Jason O’Connor, the head of Crown Resorts inter­national VIP, is set to be released from a Chinese prison today after serving time...
article Crown Closes China Chapter as Jailed Staff Are Said to Be Freed
(Australia) -- The last of Crown Resorts Ltd. employees serving jail time in China for illegally promoting gambling will be released as early as Saturday, according to a...
article Crown Resorts VIP executive Jason O’Connor released from prison
(Australia) -- China’s president Xi Jinping’s crackdown on reported breaches of Chinese gambling laws has come to an end for 19 of James Packer’s Crown...
article Crown’s Jason O’Connor, 4 staffers to walk out of Chinese jail
(Australia) -- Jason O’Connor, the highest Crown Resorts official thrown into the Shanghai jail for promoting gambling in Mainland China, and four other staffers...

8/7/2017

article James Packer’s Crown feels the revenue pinch after China VIP arrests
(Australia) -- Revenues at James Packer’s Crown Resorts have taken a fall following a drop in VIP business at the company’s casinos, according to its results...

8/6/2017

article Crown Resorts profit up 97% on casino sale
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd. (CWN.AU) said its annual net profit rose by 97%, largely because proceeds from the sale of its stake in a...

8/3/2017

article Australia's Crown Resorts posts profit miss after China arrests
(Australia) -- Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd said on Friday underlying annual profit fell by nearly a sixth, missing analyst forecasts, as a mass arrest of...
article Crown profit tumbles as China VIP gamblers dwindle
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts has reported double-digit drops in annual underlying net profit and revenues following a crackdown by Chinese authorities that prompted high...
article Crown profits fall as VIP business almost halves after China crackdown
(Australia) -- James Packer's Crown Resorts is reconsidering its long-running business of luring wealthy foreign high-rollers to Australia amid the scandal over its...
article Crown Resorts VIP revenue cut in half following China legal woes
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts saw its VIP gambling activity cut nearly in half in its most recent fiscal year following the company’s...
article Packer’s Crown says high-roller turnover sinks on China case
(Australia) -- Billionaire James Packer’s Crown Resorts Ltd said high-roller casino revenue halved last fiscal year after Chinese authorities clamped down on the...

7/31/2017

article Australian Crown Resorts faces lawsuit from ex-employee
(Australia) -- The Australian casino operator Crown Resorts faces a lawsuit from a former first aid manager concerning her alleged unlawful dismissal and the company...

7/30/2017

article Former first aid manager reveals 'widespread' OHS problems at James Packer's Crown Resorts
(Australia) -- James Packer's Crown Resorts is facing allegations from a former first aid manager that the casino told staff to ignore a domestic violence incident...

7/24/2017

article Is Packer Eyeing Rival Star?
(Australia) -- Is James Packer making a run at Star Entertainment? It wouldn’t be the first time. The gaming and media tycoon owned as much as 10 percent of his...
article Unions target Crown's 'high-rollers' in casino job cuts feud
(Australia) -- Unions will target Crown's high-rollers and corporate clients as part of a deepening industrial conflict over who maintains the 2600-plus pokies...
article Crown Resorts took too many risks in China
(China) -- Wynn Macau Vice Chairman Dr Allan Zeman says Crown Resorts only has itself to blame for the arrests of 19 employees in mainland China last year, with the...

7/23/2017

article Men accused of ‘unprovoked’ Crown Casino assault granted bail
(Australia) -- The families of three men violently assaulted outside Melbourne’s Crown Casino have said they are furious the alleged offenders were bailed. Jason...

7/14/2017

article Could casino king James Packer be looking to place a Star on his Crown?
(Australia) -- Casino operator The Star Entertainment Group would make ripe pickings for James Packer's Crown Resorts. The commercial logic of a takeover is so...
article Crown and Star tie up would be strategically sound: Citi
(Australia) -- A merger between Australian casino operators Crown Resorts and Star Entertainment Group could deliver up to A$100 million (US$77.4 million) in cost...

7/12/2017

article China frees Crown Resorts workers
(Australia) -- China on Wednesday released 10 employees of Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd., including two Australian citizens, after they completed nine months in...

7/11/2017

article China has released all but six Crown Casino staffers jailed for gambling offences
(China) -- CHINA has released 10 employees of Australian casino giant Crown Resorts, the first of 16 who were detained in October and sentenced in June for gambling...

7/10/2017

article Court papers reveal Crown Resorts’ $664 million revenue from Chinese gamblers
(China) -- Australian casino group Crown Resorts has been at the center of controversy after a senior executive was jailed in China, along with a number of current or...

7/4/2017

article Concerns over James Packer casino 'iconic views' as Barangaroo tender under wraps
(Australia) -- The winning tender to develop Barangaroo Central will not be announced until late this year – up to two years after the process began – amid...

7/2/2017

article Crown Casino’s Cafe Baci accused of underpaying more than 50 workers again
(Australia) -- THE owner of a cafe at Crown Casino is facing court for underpaying more than 50 workers. Len Di Pietro, who owns a number of restaurants and cafes...

6/30/2017

article Crown’s Pain Is Investor Gain as China Trauma Spawns New Era
(Australia) -- In just eight traumatic months, Crown Resorts Ltd.’s entire overseas strategy has unraveled. Investors haven’t had such a bad time.

6/27/2017

article China jails Crown Resorts staff over gambling crimes
(China) -- A Chinese court jailed 16 employees of Crown Resorts Ltd, including three Australians, in a quick-fire trial on Monday that caps a lengthy probe into how the...

6/26/2017

article China Sends Message to Asia's Casinos: Place Your Bets Elsewhere
(China) -- China just sent a clear message to casinos sprouting across Asia: don’t peddle your baccarat here. A Shanghai court on Monday convicted 19 Crown Resorts...
article Crown case unlikely to deter China's high rollers from gambling in Australia
(China) -- The Crown Resorts trial is unlikely to stop Chinese high rollers from visiting Australian casinos over the long term but it will change the way operators...

6/25/2017

article Crown Resort’s Could Struggle To Attract Asian Gamblers To New Barangaroo Casino & Domestic Properties
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts, one of the leading casino operators in Australia made a decision earlier this year to drop its plans of expanding into international...
article Accused Crown staff expected to plead guilty in Shanghai
(Australia) -- Nineteen Crown Resort employees charged in China with gambling crimes, including three Australians and a Malaysian, are expected to plead guilty to the...
article Australian Crown staff jailed in China for promoting gambling, set for release within months
(Australia) -- Three Australian employees of James Packer's Crown Resorts will be released from a Chinese jail over the next two months after pleading guilty to...
article Chinese court sentences 3 Australian Crown Resorts staff to prison
(Australia) -- Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company on Monday pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling and the three Australians were sentenced to...
article Crown staff detained in China to face court amid notoriously high 99pc conviction rate
(Australia) -- Seventeen staff members and two former employees of Crown Resorts will face trial in a Shanghai district court today, eight months after being detained...
article James Packer all at sea as Crown staff jailed and fined in Chinese court
(Australia) -- TESTING times for James Packer culminated today with three Australian Crown Resorts employees handed jail sentences for promoting gambling in China.

6/23/2017

article James Packer's Asia retreat could hurt Crown's Australian casinos
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts' apparent dismantling of its Asian office network threatens to choke the flow of overseas visitors to the company's Australian...

6/20/2017

article As China trial looms, offshore offices of James Packer's Crown are hard to find
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts' operations in eight Asian countries are suddenly hard to find. Since staff of James Packer's casino empire were detained in China...

6/15/2017

article Crown Resorts employees in China charged with promoting gambling
(Australia) -- The group of Crown Resorts employees who were arrested in China in October last year has now been charged by a local court, an announcement from the...

6/14/2017

article China charges Australian casino staff with promoting gambling
(China) -- A major casino operator's bust-up with Beijing just took a turn for the worse. Australian company Crown Resorts said Tuesday that a group of its employees...

6/13/2017

article Australian Casino Company’s Employees Face Charges in China
(China) -- The Chinese authorities have charged employees of an Australian casino company with violating gambling promotion regulations, the company said on Tuesday,...
article Cash laundering fear for Crown employees charged in China
(China) -- A Macau-based gambling expert has warned that senior Crown employees charged in China with gambling offences could still face potentially long jail terms for...
article Crown casino staff held in China may get off lightly
(China) -- The three Australian employees of the James Packer-backed Crown Resorts detained in China could be back home as early as next month after their case was fast-...
article Crown casino employees' hopes rest on South Korean precedent
(Australia) -- Within two days of being sentenced by a Chinese court last October, South Korean casino staff were on the plane home. With a court date of June 26 set for...

6/12/2017

article China charges Australian casino firm staff with gambling offences
(China) -- Up to 18 staff from Australian billionaire James Packer’s Crown Resorts have been charged with promoting gambling in China, eight months after they were...
article Crown Employees Charged in China With Promotion of Gambling
(China) -- Crown Resorts Ltd. said its staff held in China have been charged with gambling-related offenses, the most significant development in the case since the...
article Crown Resorts says China employees charged with gambling offences
(China) -- Crown Resorts, the gambling and resorts group owned by Australian billionaire James Packer, said on Tuesday that employees from its China operations had been...

6/9/2017

article Macau Magnates Lawrence Ho & Francis Lui Open Up About Casino Prospects
(Macau) -- A funny thing happened on the way to Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo last month. When I got to my hotel room and checked my email, hoping to confirm an...

6/5/2017

article Minister resists new Crown push for pokies
(Australia) -- Gaming Minister Paul Papalia says Crown Casino has again pushed for restrictions on poker machines to be dropped as regulators caution they are struggling...

5/30/2017

article Macau casino mogul Lawrence Ho criticises James Packer’s Crown
(Macau) -- Macau casino mogul Lawrence Ho said that Crown Resorts, the company controlled by his former business partner James Packer, and several other gaming companies...

5/29/2017

article CrownBet seeks expidited approval for Clubs NSW deal
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Limited recently announced that it plans to ask the Supreme Court of New South Wales (NSW) to expedite approval...

5/23/2017

article James Packer could be set for $1.1 billion Crown payday
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts director and major shareholder James Packer could receive almost $1.1 billion in dividends over three years as the casino operator looks to...

5/22/2017

article Crown pulls out of Las Vegas market with land sale
(Las Vegas) -- Crown Resorts has abandoned plans to build a casino on the highly sought-after 35-acre plot on the Las Vegas Boulevard. The Australia-based gaming...
article Alon site up for sale: A piece of property with a history
(Las Vegas) -- How's this for a neighborhood? “It's across the street from Wynn, the Venetian is there, Fashion Show, Resorts World,” enthuses broker...
article Crown seeks US$400 mln for Las Vegas land plot
(Las Vegas) -- Australia-based gaming operator Crown Resorts Ltd has hired brokerage CBRE Group to sell its land plot in Las Vegas, in the United States, where the Alon...
article James Packer abandons Las Vegas casino dream
(Las Vegas) -- Australian casino mogul James Packer is hanging his Las Vegas casino dream out in the open with a multi-million price tag. James Packer abandons Las Vegas...
article Melco Crown Philippines becomes world’s best-performing casino stock
(Philippines) -- Melco Crown Philippines (PSE:MCP), the Philippine arm of Melco Resorts & Entertainment group of Asia, is the world’s top-performing casino...
article EGA neutral on Melco offer
(UK) -- The board at Entertainment Gaming Asia is playing its cards close to its chest in face of an unsolicited cash offer by Melco International Development for all...

5/21/2017

article Australian company looks to sell Strip casino-resort site
(Las Vegas) -- Months after bailing on the Alon casino project, Australian billionaire James Packer’s company is looking to sell the property — for a cool $...

5/4/2017

article Fate of detained Crown Resorts Limited employees could soon become clearer
(Australia) -- The fate of the 14 employees of Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Limited being held in China for “gambling crimes” could soon become...

5/3/2017

article Gambling cases against Crown employees moves ahead in China
(China) -- Chinese authorities have handed over the criminal cases of 18 employees of Australian casino operator Crown Resorts to a district-level prosecutor’s...
article Two Crown staff released on bail in China as former staff among those jailed
(China) -- Chinese authorities are investigating the longer-term business practices of Crown Resorts on the mainland, as new details have emerged that two former...

5/2/2017

article Breakthrough for jailed Crown staff in China as lower court takes case
(Australia) -- The Crown Resorts staff detained in China have moved a step closer to having their day in court, after police finalised the investigation and officially...
article Crown arrests still hurting VIP gambling
(Australia) -- Casinos operator The Star Entertainment Group says its international high-roller business continues to be affected by the detention of employees of rival...

4/26/2017

article Crown Resorts’ architect of China push leaves casino group
(Australia) -- Michael Chen, the man who led Crown Resorts’ push into China, has reportedly left the James Packer’s casino company following the arrest of 18...
article James Packer's man in China Michael Chen leaves Crown Resorts
(Australia) -- The architect of Crown Resorts' push into China, Michael Chen, has left the casino group as the clean-out of top management continues following the...

4/25/2017

article Crown Resorts’ China marketing guru Michael Chen departs
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts head of international marketing, Michael Chen, who spearheaded the casino operator’s push into China has left the company. It is...

4/19/2017

article James Packer goes all in on Japan after retreating from Macau and US
(Australia) -- James Packer may have rapidly shrunk his global empire, but there's one place outside Australia where the casino mogul is not pulling back and that...
article Why James Packer has been selling assets
(Australia) -- James Packer has spent the past year selling several assets, making his Crown Resorts shares now by far the biggest part of his portfolio. On Wednesday it...

3/25/2017

article Crown Resorts Averts Focus to Domestic Casino Operations to Reduce Instability
(Australia) -- With market cap of around A$8.4 billion, Crown Resorts Ltd. is one of Australia’s largest casino operators. The company runs two integrated resorts...

3/19/2017

article James Packer Cashes in A$500 Million after Latest Melco Crown Shares Selldown
(Australia) -- Australian businessman James Packer collected almost A$600 million last week after selling subordinated notes to local casino operator Crown Resorts and...

3/18/2017

article James Packer calls in $100m loan to Crown
(Australia) -- Casino tycoon James Packer has an extra $100 million in his wallet after calling in a loan to his Crown Resorts empire.Mr Packer last week sold a million...
article Melco Crown to Change Its Name as It Seeks Post-Crown Identity
(Australia) -- Melco Crown Entertainment is getting a name change and a complete rebranding. The Asian casino giant will drop the “Crown” from its English...

3/16/2017

article James Packer’s Crown Resorts casinos face scrutiny
(Australia) -- The Victorian gambling regulator is poised to begin a review of Crown Resorts’ flagship Melbourne casino as its NSW counterpart conducts “...

3/15/2017

article Marketing guru Coyne may have been rolled in Packer purge of Crown executives
(Australia) -- Where in the world is Christopher Coyne? You know him, Crown Resort's chief marketing officer. This is the guy who signed off on the sponsorship deal...

3/12/2017

article CA sides with Bloomberry vs Melco Crown’s hiring employee with crucial sway on casino operations
(Philippines) -- THE Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered Melco Crown Entertainment (MCE) Leisure (Philippines) Corp., which operates the City of Dreams Manila, to comply...

3/11/2017

article Casino billionaire James Packer reportedly wanted for questioning by Israeli police over Benjamin Netanyahu corruption probe
(Australia) -- Australian casino mogul James Packer is reportedly wanted for questioning by Israeli police amid a corruption investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin...

3/8/2017

article Crown still at the table gambling on $3b ASF Gold Coast development before going all in
(Australia) -- James Packer’s Crown Resorts is still at the table as a potential operator of ASF Consortium’s $3 billion casino and resort on The Spit.

3/7/2017

article Corruption in Australia, beyond casinos and judges
(Australia) -- Attempts by Julie Bishop, Australia’s foreign minister, to besmirch the reputation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, has hit another obstacle...
article Crown Resorts Exec Rumored to Have Been Collecting Debts When Arrested
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts executive Jason O’Connor is rumored to have been in China last fall to collect on VIP gambling debts incurred by patrons who...
article Crown Resorts’ Barangaroo License Should Be Reviewed, Says Former NSW Regulator
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts’ Australian licenses may be in jeopardy if 14 of its employees currently detained in China are convicted of gambling charges.
article Crown Sydney Set to Remain VIP Casino Only
(Australia) -- New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed that Crown Resorts’ Sydney casino resort will not feature slot machines at its premises,...
article No pokies for James Packer's Barangaroo Crown casino, NSW Premier says
(Australia) -- NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has ruled out any chance of allowing poker machines at Crown's planned VIP casino at Sydney's Barangaroo.

3/6/2017

article Crown Resorts set to begin A$500 million debt retirement
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts Limited (CWN:ASE) announced on the Australian Stock Exchange Monday that they intend to buy-back approximately A$500 million (about US$379m...
article Crown Resorts: all systems go for 42.9M share buy-back
(Australia) -- Australia-listed Crown Resorts Ltd has announced plans to buy-back 42.9 million of its ordinary shares worth US$378.8 million. Crown Resorts: all systems...
article Crown's local casino licences under scrutiny if China hands down conviction, former regulator boss warns
(Australia) -- The former head of the NSW casino regulator is warning that Crown's Australian casino licences should be reviewed if any of its staff under arrest in...
article James Packer’s Macau casino chased high rollers, Four Corners reveals
(Australia) -- The James Packer-backed Crown Resorts’ head of international marketing drove an “expensive” recruitment program to boost its China team...

3/5/2017

article Barangaroo licence scrutiny 'inadequate, superficial': former regulator
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts' controversial Barangaroo casino faced "inadequate" and "superficial" parliamentary scrutiny before being approved,...

2/28/2017

article Crown to drop sport star links, sell golf courses
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts will sell its flagship golf courses and axe sponsorships of the nation’s top rugby league teams and sporting stars, including former...
article Everything on the table as Crown Resorts restructuring begins
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts has begun an aggressive cost-cutting program following a sharp decline in its VIP gambling business.
article James Packer reportedly plans giant Crown Resorts cuts
(Australia) -- JAMES Packer’s Crown Resorts is reportedly planning massive cuts across the casino group, selling flagship golf courses, axing major sporting...

2/27/2017

article Crown Resorts cost cuts bite at Perth Casino
(Australia) -- The James Packer-backed Crown Resorts has cut hundreds of jobs from its Perth casino. Perth media reported today that Crown (CWN) had axed more than 200...

2/24/2017

article James Packer’s Crown takes VIP hit on chin: ‘pause, not retreat’
(Australia) -- James Packer’s casino empire, Crown Resorts, often boasted that its appeal over its rivals was its VIP ­offering, but that model was abruptly...

2/23/2017

article Casino Operator Crown Puts Big China Play on Hold
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts Ltd. is dialing back efforts to attract Chinese high-rollers to its Australian casinos, as Beijing’s graft crackdown and the recent...
article CEO Craigie steps down at Crown
(Australia) -- The chief executive of casinos operator Crown Resorts, Rowen Craigie, will step down at the end of February, with executive chairman John Alexander...
article Crown cuts dividend amid VIP gambling plunge
(Australia) -- James Packer's Crown Resorts has reported a fall in underlying revenue amid a slump in VIP gamblers at its Australian casinos, cutting its regular...
article Crown Resorts: 'No apologies' for big dividend that hands James Packer $387m
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts chairman John Alexander said he will make "no apologies" for a bumper dividend payment that will deliver almost $387 million to...
article John Alexander's elevation at Crown casino shows he has not lost the Packer touch
(Australia) -- When it comes to getting money out of the Packer boys, Mariah Carey could learn from the veteran who has served both Kerry and James – John (JA)...
article Packer Accelerates Crown Makeover as CEO Leaves, IPO Scrapped
(Australia) -- Billionaire James Packer accelerated his restructure of Crown Resorts Ltd., replacing the chief executive officer and scrapping a hotels listing as the...
article Packer accelerates Crown makeover as CEO leaves, IPO scrapped
(Macau) -- Billionaire James Packer accelerated his restructure of Crown Resorts Ltd., replacing the chief executive officer and scrapping a hotels listing as the casino...
article Crown Resorts’ Reports 45 Percent Drop in VIP Revenues, Breaks Silence on China Arrests
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts has posted its first set of financial results since the arrest of 18 staff members in China sent its VIP marketing strategy there into...

2/22/2017

article Australia's Crown Resorts hits pause as China arrests slow turnover
(Australia) -- Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd (CWN.AX) said on Thursday it is in a "holding pattern" until it learns the fate of 18 staff detained...
article Crown loses chief executive as China fallout hits revenue
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts has shelved plans to spin off a property trust holding most of its Australian assets and announced a A$500m (US$385m) share buyback amid a...

2/20/2017

article China Law Rules, Turnbull Says as Crown Detentions Pass 4 Months
(China) -- Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he respects China’s legal system even as a group of Crown Resorts Ltd. employees remain in...

2/18/2017

article Melco Crown Entertainment Limited posts positive fourth-quarter performance
(Australia) -- Asian casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment Limited has released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016 detailing a 13% increase year-on...

2/11/2017

article Racing Club with links to Crown revealed as generous Labor donor
(Australia) -- A Chinese middleman to VIP high-rollers at Crown, detained by the Chinese government in a crackdown on foreign casinos last year, has been revealed as a...

2/9/2017

article Announcement on Crown Casino Queensbridge Hotel Tower
(Australia) -- UPDATE: A $2 BILLION Crown Casino hotel that will soar 323m into the sky has been approved by the State Government, with Lord Mayor Robert Doyle welcoming...
article Crown's murky deal with Andrews needs explaining Josh Gordon
(Australia) -- It is, undeniably, big. On Thursday, the Andrews government was keen to spruik its decision to rubber stamp Crown Casino's plan to build a 90-storey,...

2/8/2017

article Auditor-General slams gambling watchdog over Crown Casino scrutiny
(Australia) -- VICTORIA’s gambling watchdog is under fire for failing to scrutinise money laundering and problem gambling at Crown Casino. A damning Auditor-...
article Crown Casino escapes close scrutiny by inspectors
(Australia) -- Money laundering by high rollers at Crown has not been properly scrutinised by the state's gambling regulator, a damning report from Victoria's...
article Liquor authority approved licences for people with criminal histories, review finds
(Australia) -- The body responsible for regulating alcohol and gambling licences in Victoria has approved licences for people with criminal histories and links to...
article Vic report shows Casino oversight
(Australia) -- Victoria's gambling authority has not paid enough attention to supervising Melbourne's biggest and only licensed casino, Crown Casino.
article CrownBet Strikes Landmark Online Betting Deal with ClubsNSW
(Australia) -- CrownBet will provide online gambling services across the organisation’s 1,200 venues via designated app that will enable club members to place bets...

2/7/2017

article Crown casino worker charged over $1.5m ice haul
(Australia) -- A Crown casino employee has been charged with trafficking a drug of dependence after she and her boyfriend were allegedly found with six kilograms of ice...

2/3/2017

article Investors to Sue Crown Resorts in Class Action over China Arrests
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts may become a defendant in a class action from shareholders as a result from a significant share slide over the...

1/26/2017

article China extends probe into Crown workers
(China) -- China has extended the detention of staff from James Packer’s Crown Resorts who have been ­arrested for alleged gambling-­related crimes,...

1/15/2017

article Crown's Robert Rankin played hardball in privatisation talks: sources
(Australia) -- So farewell then Robert Rankin, whose shortlived stint as chairman of James Packer's listed Crown Resorts gambling company and chief executive of...
article Crown staff facing another year in Chinese jail
(China) -- Hopes of a speedy trial for the 17 Crown Resorts staff who are being detained in China, including head of Crown's international VIP program Jason O'...

1/14/2017

article The Bank of Montreal Can Has $3,409,000 Position in Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (MPEL)
(Quebec) -- Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MPEL) by 25.4% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The...

1/13/2017

article James Packer's Crown Resorts: the clock is ticking on the empire and the legacy
(Australia) -- The ambition of billionaire gaming magnate James Packer to build a global casino empire is in tatters. It was always a high-stakes game.

1/12/2017

article After Macau and Vegas, Investors Ask What's Next for Australia's Packer
(Australia) -- A decade ago, Australian billionaire James Packer had a clear, if unconventional, strategy: to turn his father's established television-to-newspaper...

1/10/2017

article Why James Packer is unlike other billionaires
(Australia) -- Is Donald Trump the most erratic casino mogul in the world right now? Based on the ever-changing situation at Crown Resorts, you could make a case that...

1/9/2017

article Billionaire James Packer rejoins Crown Resorts board
(Australia) -- Billionaire James Packer has returned to the board of Crown Resorts as part of a management shake-up, reflecting the Australian casino operator’s...
article Billionaire Packer returns to Crown Resorts' board
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts Ltd on Tuesday said its biggest shareholder, Australian billionaire James Packer, will return to the casino company's board less than a...

1/6/2017

article Packer's new gambling partner not a natural ally
(Australia) -- Don't be surprised if we continue to see changes in the gaming market in 2017 – with the next one looking like a tie-up between James Packer...

1/2/2017

article James Packer's $140 million Nobu investment is worth zero, analysts say
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts' stake in the global chain of Nobu Japanese restaurants is valued at zero by some analysts, suggesting that James Packer's $140...

12/28/2016

article As James Packer's Crown Resorts exits, tourist arrivals spark Macau casino revival
(Macau) -- Has James Packer jumped the gun scrapping the international ambitions of his gaming empire Crown Resorts this month and exiting its casino investments in...

12/23/2016

article James Packer's Barangaroo casino to proceed after failed legal bid
(Australia) -- After years of controversy and months of planning and regulatory hurdles, James Packer's $2 billion Barangaroo casino is all but a reality after a...

12/22/2016

article James Packer's Crown Resorts win Barangaroo casino case against Sydney residents
(Australia) -- The people of Millers Point in Sydney have lost their court case against James Packer's Crown Resorts to stop the building of a second casino on a...

12/19/2016

article Court rejects request of alleged casino money launderer’s wife to take back California home
(California) -- The restraining order issued against the California house of a suspected casino money launderer has been reaffirmed by the court as authorities believe...

12/18/2016

article Packer to maintain Melco stake as Macau casino revenues rise
(Australia) -- James Packer’s Crown Resorts plans to maintain a material ­investment in its Asian gaming joint venture Melco Crown Entertainment for the coming...

12/17/2016

article Casino Giant Pulls Out Of Las Vegas Strip Project
(Australia) -- Australian casino giant Crown Resorts announced Thursday that it’s no longer going to be involved with a planned casino-resort on the Las Vegas...
article Crown to Sell $1.18 Billion Stake in Macau Casino Operator
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts is selling more of its stake in Melco Crown Entertainment and scrapping its Las Vegas casino project.
article James Packer’s year from hell
(Australia) -- HIS high profile wedding to diva Mariah Carey falling apart was just the tip of the iceberg for a horror year for James Packer. The publicity-shy...

12/16/2016

article Australian company won't proceed with Vegas Strip resort
(Las Vegas) -- An Australian company won't proceed with a project for a 1,100-room hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, company officials announced Thursday. Crown...
article James Packer sells the family silver as he exits most global casino business
(Australia) -- James Packer was about as far away from Macau as you can get this week as he wound up his 12-year partnership with Chinese gaming tsar Lawrence Ho. The...
article Packer’s Crown Reaps A$1.9 Billion as Macau Casino Stake Cut
(Australia) -- Billionaire James Packer’s Crown Resorts Ltd. reaped A$1.9 billion ($1.4 billion) by slashing its stake in a Macau casino venture, cutting exposure...
article Opinion | Views on Gaming: Uneasy lies Crown as lights go down on its casino empire
(Macau) -- All of a sudden, the world’s best casino credit is looking a bit short of cash. Crown Resorts Ltd., the only gambling company judged investment grade by...

12/15/2016

article Asian dream over as James Packer cashes out of Macau
(Australia) -- James Packer’s Asian casino dream is over, with Crown last night moving to offload its entire $2.8 billion stake in its Macau-based joint-venture as...
article Crown retreats from Macau
(Australia) -- Casinos giant Crown Resorts has dumped plans to spin off its international assets and again cut its stake in its Macau joint venture in what appears to be...
article Crown scraps Las Vegas plans, sells down Macau casino stake
(Australia) -- James Packer's Crown Resorts is staging a massive retreat from its troubled international operations, selling down its stake in Macau casinos and...
article Crown to Sell $1.4 Billion Stake in Macau Casino Operator
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts Ltd. intends to reduce its exposure to the Chinese market by selling part of its stake in a Macau casino operator, a move that comes as...

12/14/2016

article Australia's Crown Resorts leaves Las Vegas, sells down Macau
(Australia) -- Australia's No. 1 casino company Crown Resorts Ltd is planning a near-total exit from the world's two biggest gaming hubs, Las Vegas and Macau, as...
article Crown Said to Plan $1.2 Billion Melco Stock Sale in Macau Exit
(Australia) -- Billionaire James Packer is moving quickly to offer Crown Resorts Ltd.’s remaining stake in its Macau casino venture to institutional investors,...
article James Packer's annus horribilis is now complete with Crown's global retreat
(Australia) -- James Packer's annus horribilis is now complete with his casino operation, Crown Resorts, announcing a comprehensive retreat from its global ambitions...
article James Packer's Crown Resorts cans Las Vegas casino, sells Melco stake
(Australia) -- James Packer's Crown Resorts is beating a hasty retreat from China, agreeing to sell a portion of its shares in Macau operator Melco Crown back to...

12/4/2016

article Crown’s confession will help detained staff: Chinese lawyer
(China) -- A prominent Chinese lawyer whose firm has helped defend Australian businesspeople in high-profile cases has urged Crown Resorts to issue a clear confession to...

11/28/2016

article Crown Falls in Sydney After Report Proposed Spinoff Is on Hold
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts Ltd. shares fell in Sydney after a newspaper report that the Australian casino company has put on hold a proposed multibillion-dollar...

11/25/2016

article Crown assembles legal war room in act of 'a--- covering'
(Australia) -- James Packer's Crown Resorts has assembled a "war room" of highly paid lawyers and advisers as the casino giant prepares for the legal...

11/24/2016

article Arrested Crown Resorts Limited employees meet with Australian officials
(China) -- The three Australian employees of Crown Resorts Limited detained by Chinese police last month before being formally arrested earlier this week have now...

11/23/2016

article China confirms charges against 3 Australian casino employees
(China) -- China confirmed Wednesday it will prosecute three Australian casino employees who were detained last month on suspicion of violating strict Chinese gambling...

11/22/2016

article 3 Australian casino staff in China to face formal charges
(China) -- China has indicated to Australia that it will prosecute three Australian employees of a casino operator over suspected gambling crimes, the Australian foreign...
article China Arrests 3 Workers From the Australian Casino Operator Crown Resorts
(China) -- The Chinese authorities have formally arrested three Australian employees of the casino operator Crown Resorts who had been detained in mid-October in an...
article China arrests three Australian Crown Resorts employees
(China) -- Three Australian employees of casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd detained in China since mid-October have been formally arrested on suspicion of gambling...

11/20/2016

article Crown Resorts employees 'formally arrested', face months behind bars
(China) -- The three Australian employees of James Packer's Crown Resorts detained in China after a series of nationwide raids last month have been formally arrested...

11/18/2016

article The Crown Resorts Board Blasted Over China Detentions in Confidential Report
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts’ board of directors has been lambasted by a confidential report compiled for high-end stock market investors, according to News Corp...
article Crown board flunks quality test: report
(Australia) -- A research company set up by the Federal government-owned Australian Superannuation Corporation has given Australian casino mogul James Packer and the 11-...

11/17/2016

article China Releases Detained Casino Employee
(China) -- One of Crown Resorts’ employees has been released from custody in China, weeks after officials in the country cracked down on the wooing of high rollers.

11/14/2016

article Community group takes on James Packer's casino plans in last-ditch legal bid
(Australia) -- The planning body that approved James Packer's Barangaroo casino "misunderstood" the nature of its powers, the barrister for community...

11/13/2016

article Australia's Crown says China releases one of 18 detained casino employees
(Australia) -- Australia' top casino operator Crown Resorts said on Sunday that one of 18 staff arrested in China in October for suspected "gambling crimes...
article Crown Resorts says China has released one of its casino employees, but 17 still in custody
(Australia) -- Casino operator Crown Resorts said on Sunday that one of 18 staff arrested in China in October for suspected “gambling crimes” had been...

11/12/2016

article First of 18 Australian casino employees released in China
(Australia) -- One of 18 employees of Australia's largest casino operator detained in China a month ago for suspected gambling crimes has been released on bail, the...
article Crown’s Barangaroo casino project threatened by Millers Point Fund lawsuit
(Australia) -- The Barangaroo casino project in New South Wales (NSW) has been hit with a number of delays ever since Crown Resorts proposed to build the $2 billion...

11/11/2016

article Australian casino employee released in China: Report
(China) -- One of 18 employees of Australia’s largest casino operator detained in China a month ago for suspected gambling crimes has been released on bail, a...

11/7/2016

article James Packer's secretive Chinese VIP gambling supremo one of 18 Crown Casino employees being held in government sting
(China) -- A Chinese businessman known for bringing high-rollers into James Packer's Crown Towers VIP gaming salons has been arrested for gambling crimes in China....

11/6/2016

article Crown Casino's Chinese middle-man to VIP high rollers was among arrests
(New Zealand) -- He may own a luxurious seven-bedroom Melbourne mansion and a sprawling 140-acre horse stable, but Tian Di spends most nights at the "office"...

10/31/2016

article China Crown crackdown a warning shot to foreign companies
(China) -- China’s surprise detention of 18 employees from casino operator Crown Resorts is reverberating from Macau to Las Vegas and beyond, with gambling...
article Crown arrests could have global implications: Bishop
(Australia) -- Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop (pictured), says the detention of people linked to Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd...
article Crown Arrests Create Uncertainty in the Global Gambling Industry
(Australia) -- China’s detention of eighteen employees working for the Australian gambling operator Crown Resorts Ltd. has sparked concerns in the global gaming...
article Crown crackdown throws up uncertainty, rival Star says
(Macau) -- China’s detention of 18 Crown Resorts Ltd. employees has created some uncertainty and it’s tough to grasp how the crackdown might impact business...
article Melbourne Cup organizers tread carefully in China after Crown crisis
(China) -- Organizers of the Melbourne Cup, the Victoria Racing Club, are treading lightly as they prepare the first big marketing push into China on the heels of the...
article Star Entertainment Chief Exec Calls for Calm Following Crown Arrests
(Australia) -- Star Entertainment is doing its best to distance itself from the Crown Casino brand following a series of arrests in China. Earlier this week news broke...
article What it’s really like inside Crown Casino’s Mahogany room
(Australia) -- THE first thing you notice when you enter Crown Casino’s Mahogany Room is the stench. While the high roller room got a $212 million upgrade a few...

10/30/2016

article Fourth Australian detained with Crown employees in China
(China) -- Justice Minister Michael Keenan is set to raise the case of the 18 Crown Resorts employees detained in China during a visit to Beijing this week, as it...
article What Crown casino crisis means for Melbourne Cup Sina Weibo broadcast to 20m Chinese
(China) -- The Victoria Racing Club is carefully watching the fallout of the Crown arrests in China amid the first big marketing push for the Melbourne Cup into China in...

10/24/2016

article SkyCity boss warns Chinese crackdown on foreign gambling will hurt high-roller revenue
(New Zealand) -- SkyCity Entertainment Group interim chief executive John Mortensen has warned there will be a drop in the immediate term in the business it gets from...

10/23/2016

article Christopher Niesche: China rang warning bells on gamblers
(China) -- Kerry Packer was what is known as a whale, whose big bets could make or break a casino's profits. The late media mogul's gambling sprees were the...
article Crown Casino, Fed Square cleaners lose $130,000 in wage theft scandal
(Australia) -- More than 100 low-paid cleaners who worked at Melbourne's Federation Square and Crown Casino had their wages illegally docked and their pay records...
article Crown staff up against legal system where prosecutors have edge
(China) -- When Crown Resorts’s international VIP chief Jason O’Connor flew in to China a dozen days ago for his umpteenth visit, he did not realise he was landing in a...
article High stakes over Crown arrests in China
(China) -- Eighteen employees of James Packer's Crown Resorts Ltd are being held in detention in China – three of them Australian – while their families...
article Star Entertainment CEO cancels Macau trip after Crown arrests in China
(Australia) -- Australia's second-largest casino company, Star Entertainment Group Ltd, said its CEO cancelled a trip to Hong Kong and Macau last week after Crown...

10/22/2016

article Casino's high-rolling 'whales' revealed: Private jets and Baccarat bets
(Australia) -- Free accommodation in the 5-star penthouse suite? Of course. The finest meals cooked by a Cordon Bleu chef and served with as much Cristal and Krug as you...

10/21/2016

article James Packer’s Barangaroo is under threat as China plays hardball
(Australia) -- James Packer was on the cusp of convincing Barry O’Farrell to back his plan for a casino at Barangaroo when he did something deeply uncharacteristic...
article The Chinese gamblers ploughing millions into Crown Casino
(Australia) -- A quick sift through recent court judgments sheds some light on why Chinese authorities might be concerned about Crown Resorts' junket operations....

10/20/2016

article Aus. casino staff detained in China gambling probe
(China) -- The major shareholder in Australia's largest casino operator voiced concerns on Tuesday after the Chinese government announced that a senior executive and...
article Murky world of Chinese high-rollers and organised crime
(Australia) -- OVER felt-covered tables and shiny roulette wheels in the world’s most opulent VIP gambling rooms, a murky world exists where super-rich high-...
article NZ casino operator closely monitoring events concerning Crown
(New Zealand) -- Oct 21 New Zealand casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group Ltd warned on Friday that it is likely to be adversely affected by the detention of Crown...

10/19/2016

article Australian casino staff detained in China yet to be charged
(Australia) -- Two Australian executives of the country’s largest casino operator are in good health after being detained in China last week over suspected...
article China’s Crackdown on Crown Resorts Shakes Casino Industry
(China) -- They chased after wealthy clients with promises of rides aboard private jets. They boasted of their ability to secure visas on a moment’s notice.
article Crown's Packer 'deeply concerned' for 18 casino staff detained in China
(China) -- Billionaire James Packer, the majority owner of Australia's Crown Resorts, said on Tuesday that he was very concerned for 18 company employees detained in...

10/18/2016

article APAC Casino Developers on Notice As Chinese Cops Detain 18 Packer Executives
(China) -- China cracked down on James Packer’s Crown Resorts detaining 18 employees working for the billionaire’s mainland team. The Australian gaming...
article Aussie staff held in probe
(China) -- The major shareholder in Australia’s largest casino operator voiced concerns on Tuesday after the Chinese government announced that a senior executive...
article Australians detained by China over casino promotion ‘face 16 months’
(Australia) -- Three Australian citizens among the Crown Resort employees ­detained in China on accusations of promoting gambling face ­potential jail terms of...
article Australians visit suspects detained in China gambling probe
(China) -- Australian diplomats have visited two citizens detained in Shanghai as part of a Chinese police probe into Crown Resorts Ltd., Australia's largest casino...
article China warned Crown, others about marketing to gamblers last year
(China) -- Chinese authorities warned Crown Resorts Ltd last year to halt its efforts to attract high rollers from the mainland to gamble overseas, according to a person...
article Crown Resorts in crisis talks over China casino arrests
(Australia) -- The board of Crown Resorts will meet in Perth today where its ­directors look set to be reassured that its 18 staff arrested in China were not doing...

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