Crown delayed the Victorian gambling regulator’s request for stronger money laundering controls, responding “aggressively” and threatening to call the gaming minister over calls that it act. “There was no evidence Crown was taking any action to address recommendation 17 in line with our expectations,” Mr Cremona told the royal commission on Tuesday. “At that stage, the alarm bells were ringing relatively loudly they were failing to address the recommendation,” Mr Cremona said. It sparked anger from Crown, Mr Cremona told a colleague the next day. Under cross examination from Crown’s counsel Michael Borsky, Mr Cremona accepted the VCGLR concluded Crown had met all 20 recommendations.