Special Manager listed as first witness when second inquiry into The Star Sydney’s suitability goes public today

Special Manager listed as first witness when second inquiry into The Star Sydney’s suitability goes public today

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  • Ben Blaschke , Inside Asian Gaming
April 15, 2024 1:55 PM
  • Ben Blaschke , Inside Asian Gaming

The Special Manager charged with running The Star Sydney while its casino license remains suspended will be the first witness when public hearings as part of a second inquiry into Star Entertainment Group’s suitability gets underway today.

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Nicholas Weeks, formerly head of integrity at the National Rugby League (NRL), was appointed to oversee Star’s Sydney reformation efforts after it was found unsuitable following the first Bell inquiry in 2022. Weeks was later appointed to a similar role watching over The Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane following a similar finding in Queensland.

According to reports, one of the reasons the NSW Independent Casino Commission called for a second inquiry into Star was that it feared it was Weeks himself, rather than Star management, that was guiding the company’s reformation strategy.