Looked for the old thread on our sponsorship/The Star but couldn’t find it.
Unlike some, in the past i’ve not been too fussed by our Star sponsorship. However it’s time to move.
The Star is having shreds torn off it this morning. The inquiry has found The Star unfit to hold a license. They money laundered, hid wrongdoings and board members were either incompetent, negligent or criminal.
Exactly… It’s not like we have a long list of sponsors waiting to knock on our door the moment the Star moves away. I mean we could get rid of any rich sponsor and go down the CCM route, but it means that you’ll be seeing our best players moving somewhere else. I honestly don’t see the difference between The Star and say McDonalds that’s made its’ fortune shoving fast food down kids’ throats…
In all honesty, pretty sure it is. The Star was just “unlucky” enough to be caught. Casinos are some of easiest places to launder money and I don’t think any of them will care, so long as they don’t get caught.
I think the only reason why The Star got caught was after the enquiry into Crown Casino’s as they realized there was another big Casino just across the water.
I used to date a girl who was a croupier at The Star, and currently work with a guy who was a floor manager there. Some of the tales I’ve heard come out of that place, money laundering and “hid wrongdoings” are just some of the ‘minor indiscretions’ that going on behind closed doors in that place (and I assume in general)
Casino’s have always been embassies of illegal activity, dodginess and immoral activity. I mean wasn’t Las Vegas as a City founded by the Mafia as a means purely to wash their money…
Gambling as an activity has been around as long as humans have been walking on two feet. Gambling has always had the intention of being morally poor. Doesn’t matter how much you dress it up in bright lights and fancy venues,
I mean just the fact that I don’t think i’ve ever seen anyone properly turned away from entry there. I’ve been there on some of my messiest nights and we’ve gotten in without a second glance. They’re about making money, the don’t care how drunk you are or how much of a criminal you are…