Since 2013, more than 1,500 casino audits have been conducted as part of our compliance program. An associate staff member is a person who holds or holds relevant financial interests, is empowered to exercise relevant authority, or is able to exert a significant influence on the administration or operation of the casino. While we regulate The implementation of internal systems and controls by Crown to ensure that the management and operation of the casino remains free of criminal influence, charges of money laundering and terrorist financing fall within the jurisdiction of regulators and law enforcement agencies such as AUSTRAC and the Federal Police. Premium player arrangements (or programs) are approved arrangements in which Crown agrees to pay a commission to a casino benefactor based on their casino revenue. Audits ensure that slot machines are properly installed and operate on approved software, that Casino employees strictly comply with all relevant requirements, and that the integrity of the games played on the casino is preserved. Since 2013, we have evaluated and approved nine new associates and 3,724 special Casino employees. For a full list of currently licensed staff members, see: Crown Melbourne Limited Associates We may order Crown to terminate relations with a junket operator to ensure that the casino remains free of criminal influence. We may also order that a person not be allowed to enter or not enter the casino. Under the Casino Control Act of 1991, we authorized the casino, approved its employees and licensed certain employees with gambling-related functions. A junket operator is an individual or organization that promotes and introduces a person or group of people to play in a casino.
Junket operators receive a commission based on the turnover of the game at the casino. Our organization, other supervisory authorities and enforcement agencies are aware of the potential risks associated with money laundering and other criminal activities in casinos, including through junket operations. We cooperate collaboratively and proactively with other law enforcement authorities to ensure that the casino is free of criminal influence. We have formal information exchange agreements with Victoria Police and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC). AUSTRAC is Australia`s financial reporting unit and the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulator. As part of our current regulatory control over Crown, we are required to conduct a casino operator check every five years. Each review contains recommendations that Crown must implement. We will then monitor and evaluate Crown`s implementation of these recommendations. Investigations into Crown are ongoing. Where Crown has not implemented these controls, we have taken disciplinary action and imposed fines, see: Enforcement measures.