Sydney Entertainment CEO Matt Bekier resigns over Pyrmont casino inquiry

Star Entertainment Group's managing director and CEO Matt Bekier has resigned.

Star Entertainment Group’s managing director and CEO Matt Bekier has resigned following the fallout of an ongoing inquiry into Sydney’s Star casino.

Star Entertainment Group chairman John O’Neill said it was “the right thing” for Bekier to do as he was “accountable for the effectiveness and adequacy of the company’s processes, policies, people and culture”.

The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority inquiry heard last week that senior executives knew that prohibited cash transactions were occurring in a junket room, despite the risk of money laundering.

The inquiry also heard that Star employees had mislead the National Australia Bank over reassurances that debit cards issued by the China UnionPay bank were not being used for gambling.