Independent review of Star Entertainment’s Queensland casino licenses announced

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The Queensland Government has announced an independent investigation into Star Entertainment’s suitability to retain casino licenses in the state.

Queensland Attorney General Shannon Fentiman said an independent review was being launched into Star Entertainment and its casino licenses in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

“The Palaszczuk government takes allegations of money laundering and integrity issues very seriously,” she said.

“The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation’s investigation into The Star is ongoing and they continue to work with Queensland Police and AUSTRAC.

“There will also be an independent expert review of The Star’s suitability to retain its casino license.”

Ms Fentiman said the Cabinet would review the terms of reference to determine exactly what the review would cover.

The investigation follows allegations of money laundering and fraudulent activity at Star Entertainment’s venues in New South Wales.

Star Entertainment is currently building its $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf project in Brisbane, which is expected to open in the first half of 2023.

There’s more to come.

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