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Reform looms for Victoria’s ‘lap dog’ gambling watchdog – The Age

A former head of Victoria’s gambling watchdog says the agency regulating Crown may have lost focus on policing the casino, and Premier Daniel Andrews flagged reform…

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But former premier Jeff Kennett, who spearheaded the casinos opening as premier in 1997, told The Age that he believed the Andrews government had failed to rein in Crown.
The state opposition described the VCGLR as a lap dog to James Packers gaming juggernaut.
The NSW probe was launched last year to determine whether Crown should be trusted to hold a NSW casino licence due to allegations of criminal activity. Two Packer-aligned directors resigned on Wednesday following the release of the report…

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