The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has approved an interim liquorlicensee for the resort at Crown’s Barangaroo casino.
ILGA chair Philip Crawford said the Authority is considering a further two liquorlicensees for other non-gaming areas of the casino, with a final decision expected within the week.
Thelicensee issued today will allow Crown to serve alcohol at the Crown Sydney resort, which includes a number of bar areas. The additionallicensee applications still to be determined apply to two restaurants at Crown Sydney.
Last month ILGA decided against approving a range of regulatory items related to the casino’s gaming activities prior to the release of the Bergin Inquiry’s findings in February 2021.
At the time, ILGA agreed to work with Crown Resorts to enable opening this month of all non-gaming areas including accommodation, restaurants, bars and entertainment areas.
ILGA’s position on Crown Sydney’s gaming operations has not changed.
Thelicensee issued today has been issued on an interim basis, with an end date of 30 April 2021.
This will enable ILGA to consider any suitability concerns arising from the Bergin Inquiry following the handing down of the report due early next year, before making a further decision regarding an extenslicensethelicensee.