Crown Resorts employees ‘instructed to use codewords’ when discussing China operations

Crown Resorts employees ‘instructed to use codewords’ when discussing China operations

The Guardian

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Casino also ran ‘clandestine’ office in Guangzhou, according to court documents filed by law firm Maurice Blackburn

James Packer’s Crown Resorts empire told its employees to use codewords when discussing its operations in China as part of efforts to avoid a crackdown on gambling by authorities, according to court documents.

The codewords were allegedly used as part of efforts by Crown to conduct its operations in China covertly. Other measures allegedly used included providing a letter to an employee in China for him to show authorities that failed to mention the company’s casino business, running an “unofficial and clandestine” office in Guangzhou and misleading authorities about the purpose of flights made by its fleet of private jets.

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