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A Billionaire’s Casino Is in the Spotlight Over Triad Claims

  • Inquiry to assess if Crown Resorts is fit to run Sydney resort
  • James Packer, Melco’s Lawrence Ho are on list of witnesses
James Packer
James PackerPhotographer: Mal Fairclough/AFP via Getty Images
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Crown Resorts Ltd. billionaire James Packer has endured blow upon blow for more than three years: a bruising clash with Chinese authorities and at least two aborted deals with suitors.

Now the 52-year-old faces another potential ordeal. The first set of public hearings starts Monday to consider media reports that Crown used agents linked to drug gangs, human traffickers and money launderers to attract wealthy Chinese gamblers to its casinos.