The revelations about its dealings with Wong come as Crown Resorts reels from fresh scandal this week. Loading In Victoria, local gaming inspectors leaked a video of a man unloading wads of cash from a freezer bag in one of Crown’s Melbourne high-roller rooms. Multiple sources aware of the conduct captured on the leaked CCTV footage said Victoria’s gaming commission and the police lacked the resources to investigate crime and misconduct at the casino and accused gaming minister Marlene Kairouz of ignoring long-standing problems. On Wednesday morning, Ms Kairouz repeatedly defended her decision not to seek any advice from police about their long-standing concerns about organised crime links to Crown. She also failed to explain why the gaming commission she oversees has failed to take any substantive action against Crown for years. In NSW, The Age, the Herald and 60 Minutes have been contacted by the commission of inquiry into Crown’s application for a Sydney casino licence. The inquiry, by former judge Patricia Bergin, is seeking evidence of Crown’s links to organised-crime groups and misconduct tied to Crown’s high-roller operations. The revelations about Joseph Wong’s activities at Crown’s Melbourne and Perth casinos suggest Crown sought the custom of big spenders from… Read full this story
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