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CEO of Australian casino group Star quits amid Chinese cash probe

Bekier 'takes responsibility' for alleged failings of money laundering controls

Regulators in New South Wales have been holding public hearings as part of their review of Star’s suitability to run its flagship casino in Sydney.   © Reuters

SYDNEY -- The chief executive of Star Entertainment Group, Australia's second-largest casino operator, resigned on Monday after revelations of alleged misconduct involving Chinese high rollers and Macao junket agencies emerged in public hearings.

The exit of Matt Bekier is the latest ripple from investigations into Suncity Group, formerly Macao's largest junket agency, and its role, alongside rivals, in funneling cash from Chinese gamblers through casinos around the Asia-Pacific region.

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