A few weeks later, an investigation was launched into Crown Resorts Limited, and the Australian regulator of the Center for Reporting and Trade Analysis (AusTRAC) reportedly announced that this was extending the investigation to competing casino operators SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited and The Star Entertainment Group Limited.

According to a Reuters report, the revelations from the financial crime regulator mean that the companies behind casinos in Australia's five largest cities are currently being investigated for potential violations of federal anti-money laundering and due diligence protocols.

Troublesome trio:

Crown Resorts Limited manages the Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth facilities, but earlier this year he was denied a gambling license for the new Crown Sydney project amid allegations that he may have been complicit in multiple money laundering offenses related to his use of foreign junket companies. The move followed an investigation commissioned by

Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority in New South Wales and prompted authorities in the states of Western Australia and Victoria to initiate similar polls, which are still ongoing.

To add kiwi:

For its part, and

SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited it is responsible for three casinos in its native New Zealand, as well as SkyCity Adelaide in the Australian state of South Australia. The Auckland-based operator is currently in the midst of a $25 offering of millions of bonds and specified in April that it will permanently discontinue contracts with junkets to attract high-value foreign gamblers to its four properties.

Outstanding player:

At last The Star Entertainment Group Limited is the company behind The Star Gold Coast, Treasury Brisbane and The Star Sydney and is currently issuing approximately $ 2.3 billion to bring Queen's Wharf Brisbane's development to a 23-acre plot in the center of Brisbane. In addition, last month, the operator made a non-binding proposal that will merge with rival casino operator Crown Resorts Limited to create an entity responsible for seven properties spread across four australian states .

Spacious scope:

Reuters reported that a trio of casino operators have declared that the AusTRAC probe, which further includes National Australia Bank Limited , additionally he looked at their management "clients identified as high risk and politically exposed". The three also revealed that the supervisory authority has yet to communicate whether it intends to take enforcement action, but is obliged to fully cooperate .

A contrite confession:

In related news and Inside Asian Gaming announced that Crown Resorts Limited used the official notification earlier to admit a historical breach of its obligations under Act on the control of casinos in Victoria. This source specified that the grant was granted after receiving new legal advice regarding the processing by the operator using credit and debit cards with a value in excess of

$124 million in gambling transactions in your Crown Melbourne facility between 2012 and 2012.

Crown Resorts Limited's Melbourne headquarters reportedly stated that the disclosure was unrelated to ongoing with the AusTRAC probebut this follows after her new management discovered that she was regularly withdrawing credit cards from guests checking in at Crown Melbourne's Crown Towers Hotel before making the same cash available to customers for playing at the casino. This practice is allegedly contrary to the principles of the Casino Control Act as the operator announces that " is continuing to investigate these matters"And informed the royal commissions investigating its activities in Victoria and Western Australia.