Crown Resorts Accused Of Rigging Slot Machines And Enabling Money Laundering
Trust is the key factor when it comes to punters deciding where to gamble. The absolute knowledge that the casino you are wagering adheres to the strictest standards and is compliant with all regulatory requirements is what makes the difference when choosing where to spend one’s cash.
An Australian lawmaker has accused Crown Resorts of rigging their slot machines as well as potentially enabling money laundering. Speaking under the protection of parliamentary immunity, Andrew Wilkie who is a long time supports of banning slot machines has presented to the Australian parliament written statements of three previous employees of Crown Resorts who made these spectacular allegations. The casino in question is in Melbourne and the face of the employees was disguised.
Responding to the serious allegations Crown Resorts issued a statement calling on Wilkie to provide any information he has to the relevant authorities. The Victoria State regulator reacted saying that the allegations will be investigated as part of current every five- year review of Crown Melbourne’s gambling licence.
The commission went out of their way to assure the public that they are taking the allegations seriously. In a statement they said,” We take any claims of this type extremely seriously and they will be thoroughly investigated.”
Needless to say the allegations led to a massive drop in Crown’s Share price which fell more than 8 percent at one stage until denial came in.
Wilkie for his part was not impressed by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation’s response. He went on to say,” I’m horrified to recount that the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has allegedly done nothing to stop this shocking criminal misconduct,”
Allegations on money laundering were also voiced by Wilkie who said that according to his information Crown facilitated money laundering by avoiding scrutiny from the AUSTRAC of transactions exceeding A$10,0000 by misusing gamblers; identity documents.