The WA government has announced a royal commission will examine Crown’s suitability to run its casino at Burswood.
The move is in response to the bombshell Bergin inquiry into Crown Resorts, which found that international criminal organisations were likely to have been laundering money at Crown Perth.
The royal commission will be run by three commissioners — former WA Supreme Court judges Lindy Jenkins and Neville Owen, and former WA auditor-general Colin Murphy.
The government expects the royal commission will deliver an interim report by June, followed by a final report by November.
WA’s Gaming and Wagering Commission last month recommended the government establish an independent inquiry into Crown’s suitability to hold the state’s only casino licence.
Crown Resorts’ suitability to run Melbourne’s casino is also due to be tested by a new royal commission in Victoria.
More to come.