Crown Melbourne set to reopen as Victoria restrictions eased

Gaming and non gaming activities have been given clearance to resume as the Victorian government continues its roadmap out of lockdown restrictions.

Said restrictions saw Crown Melbourne close back in August as Victoria imposed a local lockdown.

The company has said it will continue to work closely with the Government and health authorities in Victoria
and will respond to measures taken in relation to COVID-19.

Crown Melbourne CEO Steve McCann said: “We are pleased to be able to welcome back thousands of our employees to Crown Melbourne and look forward to again providing exceptional experiences for our customers as we emerge from the recent challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Crown Resorts was recently deemed “unsuitable” to operate a casino in Victoria as a result of an investigation of Victoria’s Royal Commission, although no plans were made to revoke its licence.

The Royal Commission’s investigation followed The Bergin Inquiry, which was launched to decide Crown’s suitability to hold a licence in New South Wales.

The results of that inquiry not only suggested that Crown was unsuitable to hold a licence, but the company was also ordered to pay AU$22.5m as part of measures set out by the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.

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