Crown Sydney Opens as Regulator Granted Provisional Casino License
The long-awaited launch of Crown Resorts' luxury casino at the Crown Sydney is finally about to happen. Australia's first and only VIP casino will officially open and commence operations on August 8, 2022.
The Crown Sydney has been granted a provisional license for its luxury casino venue at its skyscraper hotel in Barangaroo. The casino is targeted at premium customers and it will offer two luxury VIP salons duped the Crystal Room and the Mahogany Room. One of them will be opened on August 8, the other one will open at a later date.
Crown Resorts' troubles began back in 2020 when in December Crown Sydney opened all attractions at the AUD 2.2 billion ($1.5 billion) integrated casino resort beside the main one. The partial opening was delayed by two weeks due to discrepancies in the casino's compliance with gambling regulations. Patricia Bergin's report on the activities of Crown Resort was released in February 2021. It was critical of the company's ties to Asia and particularly China. Crown has worked closely with ILGA to become compliant and received the license.