AUSTRAC expands investigation into The Star Enjoyment Group

AUSTRAC (Australian Transaction Studies and Examination Centre) has expanded its investigation to other entities inside of The Star team.

In a statement to the ASX, The Star Entertainment Team referred to its announcement on 7 June 2021 in relation to AUSTRAC’s investigation of The Star Sydney. AUSTRAC is the Australian Government agency dependable for detecting, deterring and disrupting criminal abuse of the economical method, aiming to guard the community from severe and organised crime.

The Star has responded to the broadening of the investigation, commenting: “AUSTRAC has suggested that it has not designed a conclusion relating to the appropriate regulatory response that it could use to The Star, which includes irrespective of whether or not enforcement action will be taken.

“AUSTRAC has suggested that it will ask for info and paperwork from The Star as section of its investigation.

“The Star can take its anti-revenue laundering obligations extremely seriously and will thoroughly co-function with AUSTRAC in relation to its requests for facts and paperwork and the investigation,” the group extra.

The Star is also going through legal motion from the Unbiased Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA), New South Wales’ gambling regulator. The ILGA is currently preparing to keep community hearings in March as element of its evaluate of the operator’s Sydney casino licence next allegations of governance breaches.

Earlier this week, fellow troubled operator Crown Resorts received a revised non-binding proposal from a group on behalf of funds managed by Blackstone Inc. and its affiliates, to purchase all of Crown’s shares at a price of AU$13.10 (US$9.55) dollars for every share.

The offer you from the non-public fairness group has the guidance of the operator’s board.