Sydney’s Crown Casino to reopen to VIPs in August

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Sydney’s Crown Casino will reopen its doors in August under a restricted licence that limits access to VIP visitors only.

The casino was granted the conditional licence by the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) under condition it maintained the highest levels of governance and compliance after last year being deemed unfit to hold a gaming licence.

“The opening of our gaming operations at Crown Sydney is a defining moment for Crown, and the culmination of months of hard work from our dedicated team,” said Crown Sydney CEO Simon McGrath.

“We are committed to delivering a safe and responsible gaming environment for all, and Crown Sydney’s restricted gaming facility has been designed with the highest levels of governance and compliance.

“It is the only casino of its kind in Australia, with all patrons required to be a member or guest of a member and undergo comprehensive checks.”

ILGA chair Philip Crawford said Crown was still not “suitable” to hold a full gaming licence and would closely monitor the casino in the interim.

Crown has made a number of organisational changes this year following the takeover by US private equity group Blackstone.