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.