The Gold Coast Bulletin

Gaming to go cashless


THE NSW Gambling regulator has reached an agreement with Crown Resorts and Star Entertainm­ent Group to make all gaming on their premises completely cashless and to cease dealing with internatio­nal gambling “junkets”.

The NSW Independen­t Liquor and Gaming Authority on Thursday said that Crown Resorts had agreed to “make all gaming in its casinos cashless with card technology linked to identity and a recognised financial institutio­n”.

Nor would they operate any trips for high-rollers or VIPs, known as junkets.

Star Entertainm­ent group has also made the same undertakin­gs, applicable to their casino at Pyrmont in Sydney.

The move comes after Star Entertainm­ent this week proposed a merger with Crown Resorts, 37 per cent owned by James Packer.

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