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Peter's story: 'I went to Crown casino to gamble, take drugs and die. They did nothing to stop me'

Melbourne's Crown casino was last week accused of tampering with poker machines, ignoring patrons' drug use and turning a blind eye to domestic violence. The allegations aired in federal Parliament, come as Victoria's gambling regulator reviews Crown's casino licence. A submission to that review details the harrowing experience of one gambling addict whose life nearly ended at Crown.

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10/3/2018

press release Melco recognized as a top brand at the world’s top destination by ‘Forbes Travel Guide 2018 Most Luxurious Hotels/Spas’
(Macau) -- Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (“Melco”) is pleased to announce that it has attained the second highest number of entries for any...

9/28/2018

article Melco Resorts launches fleet of 20 electric buses
(Macau) -- Melco Resorts & Entertainment has launched Macau’s largest fleet of zero-emission electric buses, with 20 buses put into service in collaboration...
article Melco’s temporary Cyprus casino ‘exceeding expectations’
(Cyprus) -- Melco International Development’s temporary Cyprus casino has more than achieved the company’s visitation goals in its first three months of...

9/27/2018

article Crown punters leave $2m at casino
(Australia) -- Almost $2 million in unclaimed prize money has gone begging from punters who have had a win on the tables at Crown Perth, according to the State’s...
article Tender offer price in fair value range: Melco Philippines
(Philippines) -- Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corp says the tender offer price to buy out the firm’s minority stockholders falls within the fair...

9/24/2018

article Crown Casino sees 10% drop in revenue
(Australia) -- Crown Perth has fallen out of favor with rich Asian gamblers. The result is a drop in revenue of almost 10%, according to an announcement by the Gaming...
article Crown Casino taking fall 10% as Asian gamblers turn away from baccarat
(Australia) -- Rich Asian gamblers are shunning Crown Perth, punching a revenue hole in the entertainment complex which was redeveloped by James Packer for $650 million.
article Crown Resorts VIP Revenues Plunge in Australia as James Packer Recuperates in New $66 Million LA Mansion
(Australia) -- There was more bad news for James Packer’s Crown Resorts this week. Western Australia’s Gaming and Wagering Commission reported that VIP...

9/23/2018

article Crown Casino taking fall 10% as Asian gamblers turn away from baccarat
(Australia) -- Rich Asian gamblers are shunning Crown Perth, punching a revenue hole in the entertainment complex which was redeveloped by James Packer for $650 million...

9/10/2018

article Melco Resorts PHL to delist from PSE
(Philippines) -- In a disclosure to the stock exchange, Melco Resorts Philippines said its board of directors had approved the voluntary delisting of the company’s...

8/30/2018

article Packer's Crown targeting Millennials with gamer pokies
(Australia) -- A pokies manufacturer with ties to James Packer’s Crown Resorts has launched the first applications in Australia to roll out a revolutionary new...

8/27/2018

article Melco announces Macau employee benefits program
(Macau) -- Hong Kong-listed, Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd. (MLCO:NASDAQ GS), announced on Friday that a benefits program review for the company’s non-management...

8/25/2018

article Crown Casino escapes $19,342 fine after Carl Williams' underage daughter posts a photo
(Australia) -- Crown Casino has escaped a $19,342 fine after the 17-year-old daughter of slain gangster Carl Williams posted a picture of herself inside its high-rollers...

8/12/2018

article Crown is taking legal action against the government over Barangaroo views
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts is suing the NSW government, claiming another development will threaten the views from its new Sydney Casino at Barangaroo. Crown announced...

8/10/2018

article Whales return to Packer's Crown casinos but China shadow lingers
(Australia) -- Here in the private gambling salons, with postcard views of the city below, the stakes are incredibly high. Some bring an entourage, some come alone....

8/8/2018

article Crown windfall driven by $450m in losses from Victorian pokies players
(Australia) -- For the first time Crown Resorts has released profits gained from poker machine revenue, revealing gamblers lost $450m on Crown’s 2,682 poker...
article Foreign high-rollers flock back to Packer's Crown
(Australia) -- Foreign high-rollers are returning in large volumes to gamble at Crown Resorts' flagship casino with the James Packer-backed company revealing a major...

8/6/2018

article Crown Resorts maintains Melbourne casino licence
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts will maintain its licence to operate the Crown Melbourne, following a review by regulators in Victoria, Australia. The Victorian Commission...

8/5/2018

article Crown Resorts found suitable to retain Melbourne casino license but China investigation ongoing
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts has received a welcome tick of approval after local gaming regulator, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR),...

8/3/2018

article Crown 'lacking progress' on responsible gambling practices
(Australia) -- James Packer’s Crown Resorts is failing to adequately monitor and intervene in problem gambling at its flagship casino in Melbourne, according to a...
article Crown Casino's licence renewed despite concerns around help for problem gamblers
(Australia) -- Crown Casino must improve its responsible gambling efforts and compliance, Victoria's gaming regulator has declared, despite the operator being once...

8/1/2018

article Labour group demands upped benefits from Melco Resorts
(Macau) -- Nearly 2,200 people participated in a Wednesday gaming labour protest march in Macau targeting casino operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd, according...

7/28/2018

article Crown Resorts Refuses to Pay $270 Million Tax Bill Levied on Aborted Las Vegas Investments
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts will take on the Australian Tax Office in court next month in a bid to wipe a disputed nine-figure tax bill.

7/25/2018

article Melco Resorts to launch new City of Dreams junket space in early 2019
(Macau) -- Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho says the company expects to launch substantial new VIP space at its flagship Macau IR, City of Dreams, by early...

7/24/2018

article Crown Resorts' Australian tax dispute headed for court challenge
(Australia) -- Casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd's dispute over a A$362 million ($270 million) tax bill is scheduled to be heard in an Australian court next month,...

7/19/2018

article Billionaire casino owner James Packer quits business interests
(Australia) -- Billionaire James Packer has resigned from 22 Australian company directorships in the past few weeks and no longer holds any board seats in his home...

7/16/2018

article Melco Temporary Casino Off To a Slow Start in Cyprus
(Cyprus) -- Melco International Development, also known as the Melco Group, has opened its first casino in Europe, or more specifically on the island of Cyprus in the...

7/11/2018

article Melco launches onsite employee training with DSAL
(Macau) -- Macau concessionaire Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has launched its first on-site Hotel and Catering Safety Card Training Program in cooperation...

7/10/2018

article Casino regulator snubs whistleblower in Crown probe, says MP
(Australia) -- A review into Crown Resorts' suitability to hold its lucrative casino operating licence has been completed without hearing from a whistleblower about...
article Crown Casino not investigated by watchdog because whistleblowers wanted anonymity, MP says
(Australia) -- Victoria's gambling watchdog has been accused of refusing to investigate alleged misconduct at Crown Casino because whistleblowers who worked at the...
article Melco Resorts’ temporary Cyprus casino finds early going tough
(Cyprus) -- The Property President of Melco Resorts’ temporary casino in Cyprus, Craig Ballantyne, has pointed to the country’s many illegal casinos as a...

7/9/2018

article Australian billionaire James Packer quits own company amid illness
(Australia) -- Australian billionaire James Packer has quit the board of his private company Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH), a spokesman said on Monday, four months...
article James Packer quits board of private holdings company to continue mental illness fight
(Australia) -- James Packer has quit the board of his private holdings company, Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH), to focus on his recovery from mental illness. His...
article Melco's Cyprus casino numbers 'below expectations'
(Cyprus) -- More than 7,000 punters have visited southern Cyprus’ first legal casino since Melco International Development opened the doors on 28 June, but the footfall...
article Melco’s temporary Cyprus casino hobbled by northern competitors
(Cyprus) -- The temporary Cyprus casino opened last week by Melco International Development is so far performing “below expectations,” according to its property...

7/1/2018

article Crown gamblers get special swipe cards
(Australia) -- Gamblers at Melbourne's Crown casino have received swipe cards to avoid legal limits placed on pokie machines under special exemptions allowed by the...

6/22/2018

article Melco hosts workshop on Occupational Safety and Health Management for SMEs
(Macau) -- Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has conducted a workshop in which it shared with local SMEs the latest trends in Occupational Safety & Health...

6/14/2018

article Melco’s Morpheus won’t get any new casino gaming tables
(Macau) -- Macau’s casino regulators won’t authorize any new gaming tables at Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s new Morpheus property this year.

5/24/2018

article New Crown pokies tampering video surfaces on YouTube
(Australia) -- Australian MP Andrew Wilkie may have found the final nail to seal the coffin of Crown Resorts Ltd. after a video on a supposed ‘Crown pick’...

5/22/2018

article Crown Casino whistleblower posts YouTube video of 'pick' enabling autoplay on pokie
(Australia) -- Victoria's gambling regulator is under more pressure to investigate the use of small plastic picks on poker machines at Melbourne's Crown Casino...

5/9/2018

article Melco Int’l appoints Ballantyne head of Cyprus casino project
(Cyprus) -- Casino operator Melco International Development has formally appointed Craig Ballantyne to oversee its City of Dreams Mediterranean integrated resort project...

5/4/2018

article Melco Ditches Junkets for New Casino Tower at City of Dreams Macau
(Macau) -- Melco Resorts & Entertainment will not resort to junket operators to bring VIP customers to the new tower at its City of Dreams Macau integrated resort,...

5/2/2018

article Melco Resorts Billionaire Lawrence Ho Talks Japan, Wynn Resorts, Macau Mass Market
(Japan) -- Melco Resorts Chairman Lawrence Ho opened up this week on numerous pressing casino issues that could greatly impact the future of the gambling industry....

4/27/2018

article Australia's Crown Casino Fined For ‘Blanking' Slot Machines
(Australia) -- Australia's largest casino has been fined A$300,000 (£160,000; $225,000) for tampering with its slot machines to limit betting options. The...

4/26/2018

article Crown casino fined $300,000 in Victoria for poker machine tampering
(Australia) -- Crown has been fined $300,000 by Victoria’s gambling regulator over the gambling giant’s tampering with poker machines. The action followed a...

4/24/2018

article Crown casino hit with fresh pokies tampering claim
(Australia) -- Australian MP Andrew Wilkie has found what he described as “potentially very hard and indisputable evidence” to pin casino operator Crown...

4/23/2018

article Packer's Crown under fire in fresh pokies tampering claims
(Australia) -- Australia's largest casino operator, Crown Resorts, has been hit with fresh allegations that it has overseen illegal modifications to its poker...

4/20/2018

article Packer's right hand: John Alexander wields the knife at uneasy Crown
(Australia) -- James Packer steps out into the hotel’s ritzy reception hall, dressed in a dark suit, sipping from a cardboard coffee cup. His two female bodyguards...

4/10/2018

article Australia's Packer to play safe by keeping Crown listed, and stable: sources
(Australia) -- When James Packer first quit the board of Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd (CWN.AX) in 2015, the world No. 7 casino company he built from his late...

3/27/2018

article Crown Resorts faces new machine-fixing allegations
(Australia) -- The sudden resignation of Crown Resorts CEO James Packer last week was a shock to many. More shocking was the explanation provided—he had to deal...

3/21/2018

article James Packer steps down as Crown Resorts Director
(Australia) -- Billionaire casino mogul, James Packer has announced he will step down as the director of Crown Resorts, citing mental health reasons. In an emailed...
article Packer quits gaming empire over 'mental issues'
(Australia) -- Australian tycoon James Packer abruptly quit yesterday as director of his gaming empire Crown Resorts for "mental health issues," stepping back...
article James Packer Resigns from Crown Resorts Board Citing Mental Health Issues
(Australia) -- Billionaire James Packer has resigned as director of Australian casino giant Crown Resorts to undergo treatment for mental illness.

3/20/2018

article James Packer resigns from Crown Resorts due to 'mental health issues'
(Australia) -- Australian billionaire James Packer has quit the board of casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd due to mental illness, following a tumultuous period including...
article James Packer, Australian Billionaire, Resigns From Casino Company
(Australia) -- James Packer, a colorful Australian billionaire who has found himself embroiled in a corruption scandal involving Israel’s prime minister, has...

3/5/2018

article Crown Casino in Hot Water Over Button Removal
(Australia) -- It surfaced last year that Crown Casino was accused of tampering with their pokies machines. Evidence was provided by three whistle-blowers who brought...
article Crown's licence to make money is under threat
(Australia) -- James Packer’s Crown Resorts really needs to remain under the regulatory radar both in Australia and in China. But it is failing miserably. Instead...
article James Packer's Crown Resorts might face disciplinary measures
(Australia) -- The industry is pondering whether fines could go the way of James Packer's Crown Resorts, as Victoria's gambling authority launches disciplinary...

3/4/2018

article Crown Casino facing disciplinary action for removing buttons on poker machines
(Australia) -- Crown Casino faces possible disciplinary action — including a suspension of its licence — from Victoria's gambling regulator for removing...
article James Packer to sell $100m stake as regulator investigates Crown
(Australia) -- Billionaire and Financial Review Rich Lister James Packer will offload more than $100 million in shares in his Crown Resorts casino and resorts group. Mr...

3/2/2018

article The Stars Group replaces Crown as the majority shareholder in CrownBet
(Australia) -- Toronto-based gaming and online gambling company, The Stars Group (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI), recently announced that it has acquired a 62 percent majority...

2/27/2018

article The Stars Group acquires majority stake in Australia’s CrownBet
(Australia) -- The parent company of online poker giant PokerStars has acquired a majority stake in Australian online sports betting operator CrownBet. On Tuesday, The...
article Crown Resorts seals $150m sale of stake in CrownBet
(Australia) -- James Packer's Crown Resorts has sealed a $150 million deal to sell its majority ownership of prominent Australian sports-betting site CrownBet to a...
article Man arrested after 'acting erratically' at Melbourne's Crown Casino
(Australia) -- Victoria Police officers responded following reports of a man "yelling threats" at the casino, Wednesday about 3.30pm. "Police responded,...
article Crown Resorts seals $150m sale of stake in CrownBet
(Australia) -- James Packer's Crown Resorts has sealed a $150 million deal to sell its majority ownership of prominent Australian sports-betting site CrownBet to a...
article Crown's $150m stake in CrownBet sold to Canada's The Stars Group
(Australia) -- Canadian gambling giant The Stars Group will likely use its $150 million purchase of a 62 per cent stake in corporate bookmaker CrownBet to push for...

2/24/2018

article Melbourne Crown Casino High Rollers Return, VIP Revenue Surging, Year-on-Year Overall Still Lagging
(Australia) -- It’s a welcome sight for officials at the Melbourne Crown Casino: their biggest bettors, many of whom hadn’t been seen in months, are finally...

2/23/2018

article Bob Blann spends $40m on whole-floor apartment in Sydney Crown casino development
(Australia) -- Veteran venture capitalist Bob Blann has laid claim to one of Australia’s highest apartment sales paying more than $40 million for a whole-floor...

2/21/2018

article High-roller revenue rockets at Crown's Melbourne casino
(Australia) -- Foreign high-rollers are heading back to James Packer's flagship casino, Crown Melbourne, where revenue from its so-called VIP gambling program has...

2/7/2018

article Former Gambling Addict Loses Federal Court Case Against Crown Casino
(Australia) -- According to a recent report onPlaySlots4RealMoney.com, a Federal court in Australia recently dismissed a case that claimed that the gambling machines at...

2/5/2018

press release Melco Announces Earnings Release Date
(Macau) -- Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq:MLCO), a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia,...

2/1/2018

article Crown Casino poker machines not 'deceptive' court finds, ruling against former gambling addict
(Australia) -- A former gambling addict who argued a popular poker machine was deceptive and misleading loses her landmark court case against Melbourne's Crown...
article Former gambling addict loses landmark poker machine case against Crown, Aristocrat
(Australia) -- James Packer’s Crown Resorts and Australia's biggest pokies manufacturer have been cleared of allegations that a popular line of poker machines...
article Poker machines: Crown casino found not to have misled players with design
(Australia) -- A federal court judge has found Crown Melbourne and a poker machine developer did not breach consumer law through the design of one of its popular...

1/31/2018

article Crown Resorts Limited completes sale of Alon Las Vegas site
(Las Vegas) -- After late-2016 saw Crown Resorts Limited abandon its plan to build the $2 billion Alon Las Vegas integrated casino resort, the Australian firm has now...

1/29/2018

article Australia’s Crown sells out of Vegas
(Australia) -- Australia’s Crown Casino said Monday it had finalised the sale of its interest in a Las Vegas site it had formerly earmarked for a casino. Crown...

1/28/2018

article Packer's Crown Resorts seals $370m Las Vegas land sale
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire James Packer's Crown Resorts has sold its stake in a large site on the world-famous gambling strip, Las Vegas Boulevard, as the company...

1/20/2018

article Melco Shows Off Biometric Technology for Casino Security in Japan Ahead of Licensure Pitch
(Japan) -- Melco Resorts Japan demonstrated a new security system at their offices this week as part of their push to earn a license when the Japanese market opens to...

1/15/2018

article James Packer's Macau retreat costs Crown investors $2.5b
(Macau) -- James Packer's decision to end his alliance with fellow billionaire Lawrence Ho and retreat to Australia has already cost him and his fellow investors $2....
article James Packer's Macau retreat costs Crown investors $2.5b
(Australia) -- James Packer's decision to end his alliance with fellow billionaire Lawrence Ho and retreat to Australia has already cost him and his fellow investors...

12/29/2017

article Crown Resorts offloads CrownBet stake for $117M
(Australia) -- Beleaguered casino operator Crown Resorts has agreed to sell its 62% stake in online betting company CrownBet for A$150 million (US$117 million). Crown...

12/18/2017

article Melco Resorts Billionaire Lawrence Ho Divesting Shares in Russia Casino Tigre de Cristal
(Macau) -- Hong Kong billionaire Lawrence Ho is selling his interest in the Tigre de Cristal casino resort in Russia’s Far East. In an announcement filed with the Hong...

12/14/2017

article Sky's the limit! Casino tycoon James Packer buys $60 million Crown penthouse complete with 'unprecedented security features' in new Australian property record
(Australia) -- He broke property records when he sold his $70 million Vaucluse mansion with ex-wife Erica Packer in 2015. And now James Packer's breaking records...

12/5/2017

article Investors file class action against Crown
(Australia) -- Eighteen Crown employees had been held in China after authorities determined the company wasn’t giving shareholders the required information about...

12/3/2017

article Crown Casino facing class action over share price collapse following arrests in China
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts' shareholders have launched a class action against the gambling giant for a sharp drop in its share price following the arrest of 18...
article Investors launch class action against Crown over China scandal
(Australia) -- Months after its arrested employees were released, Crown Resorts' headaches over China are far from over with an investor class action set to test...

12/1/2017

article Melco Pledges to Move Headquarters to Japan if it Receives Casino License
(Japan) -- Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman Lawrence Ho has vowed to do “whatever it takes” in order to get into the Japanese casino market when it...

11/30/2017

article Melco Resorts to move HQ to Japan if casino bid accepted
(Japan) -- Asian casino operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment (MRE) has seriously upped the ante in demonstrating its desire to win a Japanese integrated resort (IR...
article Melco Plans Facial Recognition System for Japan Casino, Promises Government Access
(Japan) -- Hong Kong-based casino operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment has announced plans for a new facility in Japan that will make extensive use of facial...

11/29/2017

article Further allegations against Crown
(Australia) -- As the investigation over Crown casino activities continue, a fourth testimony has revealed that gaming operators could have reduced gaming services that...

11/27/2017

article Crown Casino: Fourth worker says he was told to tamper with pokies to limit punters winning
(Australia) -- Poker machines at Crown Casino were deliberately manipulated and tampered with by technicians in a bid to boost profits, another whistleblower says.

11/24/2017

article Crown Resorts plans to divest stake in CrownBet
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd. has reportedly put its 62 percent CrownBet stake in play this week. The Australian Financial Review reported...

11/23/2017

article Crown Resorts Says It's in Talks on Online Betting Service Stake
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts Ltd. said it’s in talks regarding its stake in an online betting service after a report that William Hill Plc held discussions on a...
article James Packer's Crown Resorts puts CrownBet in play
(Australia) -- James Packer's Crown Resorts is set to divest its 62 per cent stake in online bookmaker CrownBet, a move that could spark merger and acquisition...

11/5/2017

article Casino Giant Melco Loses a Financial Director, Gains a CFO
(Hong Kong) -- Geoffrey Stuart Davis, Executive Vice President and CFO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, will also become CFO of mother company Hong Kong-listed...
article Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (MLCO) Price Target Raised to $33.00
(Australia) -- Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MLCO) had its target price boosted by stock analysts at Nomura from $29.00 to $33.00 in a research note issued...

11/2/2017

article Melco's Q3 Beats Estimates On Strong Growth In Macau, Philippines
(Macau) -- Melco Resorts and Entertainment (MLCO) reported third-quarter earnings and revenue above expectations on strong growth from Macau and the Philippines.

11/1/2017

article Australia's Richest 2017: Gambling Tycoon James Packer Trying To Climb Back From The Abyss
(Australia) -- Just over a year ago, James Packer was on top of the world. His Crown Resorts, Australia's casino-market leader, held pole position for the lucrative...

10/30/2017

article Suspend Vic bill for Crown probe: Greens
(Australia) -- A bid to extend poker machine licences in Victoria by 20 years should be suspended while Crown casino is investigated over tampering allegations, the...

10/27/2017

article James Packer Says Crown Resorts Slot Tampering Allegations a ‘Lie’
(Australia) -- Billionaire Crown Resorts founder James Packer says the allegations being levied against his company under parliamentary privilege by Australian federal...

10/26/2017

article James Packer defends Crown Casino gambling accusations
(Australia) -- Appearing to avoid giving a direct answer, Mr Packer replied 'I'm very sympathetic for the difficulties that the last 10 years has put you through...
article Crown Resorts says China staff arrests forced hand on Macau exit
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts’ decision to scrap its international ambitions was largely forced by China’s detention of Crown...

10/25/2017

article Australia's Crown slams 'outrageous' machine tampering claims made by lawmaker
(Australia) -- Gambling giant Crown has strongly refuted allegations by an Australian politician of machine tampering and serious misconduct at one of its flagship...
article James Packer concedes Crown Resorts' global strategy failed
(Australia) -- James Packer conceded publicly for the first time that his decade-long dream to make Crown Resorts a global brand has failed but boasted that at least it...
article James Packer says Crown Resorts needs to be more transparent
(Australia) -- BILLIONAIRE James Packer says the allegations of misconduct raised against casinos operator Crown Resorts by federal independent MP Andrew Wilkie are a...

10/24/2017

article Aussie gov’t blocks Wilkie from tabling further Crown allegations
(Australia) -- The Australian senator who delivered last week’s bombshell allegations of pokies-tampering and money laundering at Crown Resorts has been prevented...
article Fourth casino witness comes forward
(Australia) -- A fourth Crown Casino whistleblower has come forward with allegations of poker machine tampering, federal parliament has been told. Independent MP Andrew...

10/23/2017

article Crown Resorts Fires Back at Slot Machine Tampering Allegations, James Packer Folds on Japan
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts is responding publicly to claims brought to Parliament by federal lawmaker Andrew Wilkie that the company tampered with slot machines to...
article Fourth Crown Casino pokies whistleblower is ‘in fear of his life’ says MP Andrew Wilkie
(Australia) -- ANDREW Wilkie has been denied leave to reveal more whistleblower allegations about Crown Casino in Melbourne. The independent MP told Parliament in...
article Submission into Melbourne Crown’s license review details devastation of Perth man’s gambling addiction.
(Australia) -- A Perth man has made devastating allegations against Crown Melbourne as part of an ongoing review of its casino license in Victoria. Every five years the...

10/22/2017

article Crown Casinos accused of allowing 'self-excluded' gambler to blow $120,000 in three weeks
(Australia) -- A poker machine addict's desperate suicide mission to Crown Casino in Melbourne has thrown into question the gambling giant's commitment to...
article Peter's story: 'I went to Crown casino to gamble, take drugs and die. They did nothing to stop me'
(Australia) -- Melbourne's Crown casino was last week accused of tampering with poker machines, ignoring patrons' drug use and turning a blind eye to domestic...

10/20/2017

article Crown Attacks Aussie Lawmaker Over Casino Misconduct Allegations
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts Ltd., controlled by billionaire James Packer, has used an open letter to label allegations made by an Australian lawmaker that it skirted...
article Crowns blasts Wilkie over casino claims
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts has labelled a politician's claims the casino giant rigged pokie machines and let gamblers get around money laundering laws as "...
article Xenophon demands Crown Casino inquiry
(Australia) -- Claims of misconduct at Melbourne's Crown Casino warrant an urgent Senate inquiry, says independent senator Nick Xenophon.

10/19/2017

article AFP to investigate Crown casino claims
(Australia) -- Whistleblower allegations that Crown casino rigged pokie machines and let gamblers avoid money-laundering laws in Melbourne are being "evaluated...
article Aussie politicians squabble over who gets to probe Crown Resorts’ pokies-tampering allegations
(Australia) -- Australian politicians are squabbling over who should investigate yesterday’s bombshell allegations about video poker machine tampering and money...

10/18/2017

article Crown Casino: Gambling industry 'Australia's equivalent of the NRA', Tim Costello says
(Australia) -- The Alliance for Gambling Reform has slammed plans for a mega casino in Brisbane, saying the gambling industry is Australia's "blind spot" and akin to the...
article Crown hit by slot-machine tampering claims after China turmoil
(Australia) -- An Australian lawmaker is demanding parliament and police probe claims that Crown Resorts illegally tampered with slot machines, a potential setback for...
article Ex-Employees Accuse Crown Resorts Of Slots Tampering, AML Breaches (sub req)
(Australia) -- Australian anti-gambling legislator Andrew Wilkie has publicised whistleblower allegations of slot machine rigging and tampering, money laundering...
article Gambling regulator investigating Crown after misconduct claims
(Australia) -- Outgoing independent senator Nick Xenophon has hit out at Victoria's gambling regulator after former Crown employees accused the casino of tampering...

10/17/2017

article Crown casino accused of tampering with pokies as Andrew Wilkie drops bombshell
(Australia) -- Crown casino deliberately tampered with poker machines, allowed cannabis to be smoked in gaming rooms and avoided money laundering rules, whistleblowers...
article Crown Hit by Slot-Machine Tampering Claims After China Turmoil
(Australia) -- An Australian lawmaker is demanding parliament and police probe claims that Crown Resorts Ltd. illegally tampered with slot machines, a potential setback...
article Wilkie’s explosive claims about Crown
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts has called on Andrew Wilkie to immediately provide the relevant authorities with all information relating to explosive claims regarding...

9/23/2017

article Crown Casino accountant Jason O’Connor returns home from being in a Shanghai jail
(Australia) -- Jason O’Connor is a fragile if not broken man. After spending 10 months in a Shanghai prison, he is rebuilding his life at home but is far from...

9/17/2017

article Crown’s Perth Casino sees reported drop in revenue
(Australia) -- It has been reported by The West Australian that James Packer’s Perth casino has seen a revenue slump as Chinese High rollers, known as ‘...

9/14/2017

article Casino takings slump as high rollers stay away
(Australia) -- Chinese high rollers are deserting James Packer’s Perth casino in droves, putting at risk one of the key strategies behind Crown’s $650...

9/1/2017

article Melco Int’l revenue soars after taking control of Melco Resorts
(Macau) -- Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is breaking out Friday morning as casino stocks rallied on news that Macau gaming revenue rose 20% in August, despite the city getting hit...

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...

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