Resorts rolls out new Crown PlaySafe gambling harm
Crown Resorts has announced its new Crown PlaySafe
gambling harm prevention program, which it says will
introduce a raft of measures aimed at reducing gambling
harm within its Australian resorts.
to replace the current Responsible Gambling program,
Crown said PlaySafe will broaden the companys
focus from identifying and supporting those experiencing
gambling harm to preventing it from happening in the
plan includes a renewed focus on player wellbeing
and care, and the establishment of a dedicated gambling
research and policy team, it added.
the key initiatives to comprise Crown PlaySafe are
mandatory carded-play and pre-commitment systems,
marketing guardrails, training improvements to help
identify early signs of gambling harm, guest education,
and investing in research and data monitoring, including
the testing of new harm reduction concepts and ideas.
from mandatory carded-play and pre-commitment systems
being introduced at Crown Melbourne, new restrictions
will include cashless gaming on electronic table games
at Crown Sydney, AU$10 maximum bet limits on electronic
gaming machines at Crown Perth and a new resorts-wide
online self-exclusion portal.
gambling harm research and policy team has also been
created, led by gambling harm research and policy
specialist Dr Jamie Wiebe. According to Crown, the
team will invest in best practice gambling harm prevention
strategies that prioritise player wellbeing and care,
while developing a knowledge exchange hub
to exchange and test ideas and to run various events
and seminars promoting the responsible gaming message.
Crown PlaySafe is rolled out in the year ahead, Crown
will unveil a new website, logo, colours, language
and purpose statement for the program, and rename
position titles across the company and its responsible
know that we can do more to maximize player safety,
which is why Crown is scaling up all efforts to introduce
these world-leading initiatives that help to educate
and support guests to play in a positive and safe
way, said Crown Resorts CEO Ciarán Carruthers.
plan addresses new and emerging challenges associated
with gambling harm, including how we improve our understanding
of gambling participation and develop new harm reduction
concepts and ideas.
a focus on collaboration and engagement with government,
industry and community-based partners, I am confident
that together we can reduce gambling harm and create
a safer gambling future for all Australians.
Casino Won’t be Taking Stake in Las Vegas Project
- 5th April 2009
Australia's Crown Casino has denied
media reports that it plans to take a stake in
the troubled City Center development in Las Vegas.
Wall Street Journal this past week quoted an unnamed
source as saying Crown was considering investing
in the project.
US$8.6 billion development is owned by MGM Mirage
and Dubai World. Las Vegas and MGM in particular
have been especially affected by the recent economic
Greg Tingle, praised Crown Casino bigwig James
Packer for the positive news that has come out
of his camp of late.
can bet that Packer would be keen to regain some
of this financial wealth back which was halved
in the past one year plus," Tingle told Gambling911.com.
"One would think that if there are still
some true casino ‘whales' left they would
frequent Las Vegas of of course Macau, where Packer
just happens to be pushing along Crown Macau and
The City Of Dreams."
Limited (ASX:CWN) is an Australian gaming and
entertainment company established in 2007 that
owns Australia's Crown Casino Complex.
Limited was formed on December 17, 2007 when Publishing
and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) split into two
new companies. Crown Limited acquired all of the
gaming interests while Consolidated Media Holdings,
the renamed PBL retained all of the remaining