After some time of the Crown Resort trial, Crown Resorts employees have finally been convicted. They were caught for promoting gambling to some of China’s high rollers which is illegal according to the country’s law.
According to media reports, the head of international VIP services, Jason O’Connor was sentenced to ten months in jail, while two staff members were sentenced to nine months in prison. The outcome for the other 16 employees of the Crown Resorts trial, remains unknown.
Crown Resorts Trial Outcome
The Australian Council General in Shanghai says that the sentences will be applied from the time that the Crown Resorts employees were incarcerated. The Crown Resort trial outcome means that the employees have served sometime already and will continue to serve the remaining months. The employees are expected to adhere to the ruling within a year.
Chinese Clean up on Gambling
In the Chinese law, if any individual is caught promoting gambling in the country, they will be imprisoned for three years. This law is part of the efforts that the country is making to clamp down on gambling. The authorities have a close watch on casinos to make sure that they are not breaking the law.
In the Crown Resorts Trail, the Chinese authorities were keeping tabs on the trips that the employees were making into the country. According to authorities, the illegal activities were being covered up by promoting the visits as resort related and not casino gambling related.
Crown Resorts Trial Coming to an end
Since the news broke of the arrest of the Crown Resorts employees, the resorts have been tainted with a bad reputation. The conclusion of the trial will pave the way for the establishment to work on cleaning up their public image. Read more about Crown Resorts here on Casino Aus and be updated with the trial and news relating to the company.