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Royal commission into Crown Resorts kicks off in WA in wake of damning NSW findings

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Western Australia’s royal commission into Crown Resorts has begun, the second major probe into the beleaguered casino giant following damning findings by the NSW regulator around money laundering at its Perth and Melbourne venues.

Royal commissions into the company in both WA and Victoria were sparked by revelations from last year’s NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority inquiry, which found Crown was not suitable to hold a gaming licence for its new $2.2bn Barangaroo casino in Sydney.

Commissioner Patricia Bergin, who led the NSW probe, concluded that evidence showed Crown turned a blind eye to money laundering at its Melbourne and Perth venues, used aggressive marketing tactics in China that threatened the safety of staff and…



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