James Packer's Crown Resorts Employees In China Charged With Promoting Gambling

Ruben Ruiz
June 13, 2017

Australian casino operator Crown Resorts (CWN.AU) has confirmed that 14 staff have been charged with "promotion of gambling" offences in China.

Crown Resorts says all of its employees detained in China, including several Australians, have been charged with gambling promotion offences. He is pictured with wife Christina and daughters Kasey (left) and Chloe (right) on holiday in Uluru in the months before his arrest.

Eighteen Crown workers were arrested by Chinese authorities past year and all are set to be charged.

Chinese authorities have referred the cases to the Baoshan District Court, the biggest listed casino firm outside China said in a statement.

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Among those is Jason O'Connor, the Melbourne-based head of Crown's International VIP programs.

James Packer, Australian billionaire and Melco Crown co-chairman speaks during a press conference for an opening of a new casino property.

Gambling is illegal in China (government-run lotteries excluded) except in the special administrative districts of Hong Kong and Macau.

As the matter is now before the court, no further comments will be made.

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