Crown Sydney will open a VIP casino on August 8

Crown Sydney is set to open its casino in Barangaroo on August 8, following approval from the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (NSW ILGA) last month.

In June, the NSW ILGA approved the move at the conditional levelindicating that Crown’s operations will be closely monitored as part of the final phase of its license adequacy assessment.

This initial conditional period is due to expire in 2023.

The assessment was imposed following the Bergin inquiry, which concluded that Crown Resorts was unfit to operate in Barangaroo.

A statement from Crown confirmed the arcade’s opening date and detailed its facilities.

“Today we announced that Crown Sydney’s VIP gaming facilities will open to members and guests on 08.08.22,” the statement read.

“Crown Sydney’s intimate gaming operations will be Australia’s first VIP casino and will be spread over two luxurious floors, the Crystal Room and Mahogany Room, with a further 12 exclusive private Sky Lounges located on levels 28 and 29.”

The interior of the casino was designed by Bates Smart.

The Crystal Room will open on August 8 and the Mahogany Room will follow at a later date.

Sky News Australia said only Crown Sydney VIP members and their guests will be allowed to use the casino facilities, along with hotel guests.

Last monthprivate equity group Blackstone has completed its acquisition of Crown Resorts for 8.87 billion Australian dollars (5.10 billion pounds sterling/5.87 billion euros/6.12 billion US dollars), after the approval of the agreement by the Federal Court of AustraliaNew South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.

Initially, Asian gaming group Melco was in the running, but the Bergin inquiry – along with other similar inquiries into Crown’s fitness to operate in Victoria and Western Australia – stopped that.

Earlier this month, the Victoria Gambling and Casino ControlI Commission introduce new disciplinary procedures, which could result in a fine of up to A$100 million.