Crown granted liquor license, no dice yet | Canberra weather


Liquor licenses have been approved for Crown Resorts in Barangaroo in Sydney as the city reopens after 106 days of lockdown.

The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority on Monday approved three provisional liquor licenses that were due to expire on October 31.

Authority chairman Philip Crawford said the permits, which expire in June next year, allow alcohol to be sold at the resort in a number of non-gaming bar areas and two restaurants on the ground floor of the establishment.

Whether or not the location is suitable for holding a gambling license remains to be determined, following the damning findings of an investigation into money laundering and organized crime at Crown casinos.

Mr Crawford said the position of the authority on Crown Sydney’s gambling operations had “not changed” as it would still monitor how the operator responds to issues arising from the Bergin investigation into its operations.

“These issues are complex and Crown needs to undertake significant changes to convince the authority that it is on the right track to becoming qualified to hold a gaming license,” he said.

“It will take longer for the Crown to fully implement this change and for the authority to properly review it before making its decision.”

Associated Australian Press