The New South Wales gambling authorities and local public of Australia have scrutinized the Barangaroo project closely due to its importance and prestige to ensure that all dealings are transparent and legal. However, the dealings related to billionaire James Packer’s casino have been marked secret by Independent Liquor and Gamin Authority for reasons best known to them. For the first time in casino history within Australia a famous casino has been allowed to keep its agreements with gaming regulators confidential. Key documents of the eighth license have been censored which relate to title and names of licensee holders. This has led to speculations about legalities about this license and the need for secrecy in a commercial document.
The agreements have been made between Crown Resorts, its subsidiaries and the gaming authorities and regulators of New South Wales. Regulations relating to payouts for casino winners, action against casino losers, minimum and maximum limits on bets, types of games allowed etc. are stated in all documents. Spokesperson of government authority which issued the license stated that certain details of the license would lead to commercial damages for Crown Resorts and due to this reason it has decided to refrain from divulging information.
MP to seek details via subpoena move
This argument did not impress Greens MP Mr. John Kaye and he stated that the agreement sounds too “mysterious” and he would subpoena for documents through a movement in NSW parliament so upper house MPs’ could see the documents under declaration that its details would not be revealed to outsiders. If the documents have information that should be released for public scrutiny then permission will be sought of relevant authorities. If the documents actually contain sensitive business information then the famous casino Crown Resorts will be assured of secrecy. The MP is taking these precautions in view of the recent reports that gambling options available in Australia is attracting unwanted attention from lawless elements and players.