Having already been dragged over the coals in Victoria, Crown faces further interrogation from a West Australian royal commission.
Former non-executive director and prominent Perth businessman John Poynton will be the first witness called when evidence resumes on Wednesday.
These hearings will focus on the suitability of Crown Perth to hold the state's casino licence, with the inquiry having previously examined WA's regulatory settings.
Counsel assisting the commission Patricia Cahill SC this week said the hearings would cover allegations of money laundering, junket operations, Crown's reporting of suspicious transactions, and its management of problem gambling.
A Victorian royal commission was last week told Crown was not suitable to hold a licence for its Melbourne casino.
Kanaga Dharmananda SC, representing Crown, this week said the company was addressing deficiencies aired in the NSW Bergin report and subsequent inquiries.
“Crown accepts responsibility for its failures and is working earnestly to change,” he said.
Claiming the “ways of old have been set aside”, Mr Dharmananda said work had been done in the monitoring of transactions, regulatory reporting and corporate culture.
Peter Ward, representing Mr Poynton, said his client had no knowledge about a bank account allegedly used to facilitate money laundering at Crown Perth.
He said it should be noted the Bergin inquiry had made no adverse findings concerning his conduct.
Mr Poynton resigned from Crown's board in March, claiming he had been placed under “significant pressure” to do so by Crown chair Helen Coonan and the NSW regulator.
“That resignation should in no way be taken to be an admission that he had cause to resign,” Mr Ward said.
“To the contrary, Mr Poynton considered it to be in the best interests of Crown that he … could quite properly help guide the company out of those difficulties and to address the cultural issues that have since attracted so much criticism.
“Unfortunately, he was not afforded that opportunity.”
Mr Poynton also denied through his lawyer that he was putting together a possible bid for the Perth casino in the event that Crown was forced to divest itself.
The inquiry is due to report by March 2022.