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Greens Want High Roller Casino Details Revealed

When it came to negotiation the terms for James Packer’s new high roller casino in Sydney, the process was carried out mostly behind closed doors. Now that the deal has been approved, The Green are insisting that the details of the deal are revealed to the public. The Greens are mainly concerned about a name…

SkyCity Wants to Bid For Brisbane Casino

Several casino licenses are up for grabs in Queensland, as the local government wants to open five new integrated casino resorts across the state. While there are plenty of opportunities available across Queensland, most local operators are interested in opening venues in Brisbane. SkyCity has recently entered into the running for a casino license in…

Echo Entertainment Reveals Plans for Treasury Casino Redevelopment

Echo Entertainment is in the process of redeveloping Brisbane’s Treasury Casino. Until recently, all we knew was that the operator plans to spend billions on the renovation, and Echo Entertainment’s CEO has finally provided some insight into his plans. The new Treasury Casino will appeal to a more upscale audience, as the casino operator aims…

Queensland Premier Questions Echo Entertainment

Crown Casinos and Echo Entertainment are currently battling over the right to expand the gambling market in Brisbane. Each casino operator has presented a compelling case for why they should permitted to introduce new venues, but Queensland Premier Campbell Newman wants to hear more from Echo Entertainment. Echo Entertainment is currently the operator of Brisbane’s…

Brisbane Residents Don’t Want New Casino

Echo Entertainment and Crown Casinos are currently battling over the opportunity to expand Brisbane’s gambling market – but residents are not thrilled about the idea of bringing a second major gambling venue into the community. According to a recent poll from JWS research, a significant portion of Brisbane residents are opposed to any new proposals…

Crown Casinos In Talks Over Brisbane Casino

This month, Crown Casinos beat Echo Entertainment out of the opportunity to expand Sydney’s gambling market. Now, the two casino companies are at it again, this time focusing on the expansion of Brisbane’s gambling market – and Crown is hoping for a repeat performance. Crown Casinos CEO Rowen Craigie has recently met with Brisbane Deputy…

Queensland Government Wants Casino Competition to Cease

Echo Entertainment and Crown Casinos are at it again. Not even a week after their competition over the expansion of the Sydney gambling market has ended, the two casino operators have found yet another point of contention. This time, they are competing over the potential expansion of Brisbane’s gambling market, and local politicians are requesting…

The Star Competes With Crown Casinos to Maintain Exclusivity in Sydney

Over the course of the past few months, Crown Casinos has been wooing Sydney politicians with its plans to bring a new high-roller gambling venue to Sydney in 2019. That is the year when The Star’s exclusivity agreement will have expired, and Crown’s plans aim to ensure that the contract cannot be renewed. Now, Echo…

Labor Threatens to Pull Support For Barangaroo Casino

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has been quite stubborn with regards to the release of Deloitte’s report on Crown Ltd’s proposal for a high-roller casino in Barangaroo. For the past month, he has refused to publish the report, despite urging from local politicians and residents. Now, the opposition has gotten serious about the situation, as the…

Charities Caught in the Pokie Reform Crossfire

Clubs Australia has been fighting against Andrew Wilke’s gambling reform for the past few months. The organization claims that precommitment technology will not help to curb problem gambling rates, and will deny charities valuable funding. The latter argument has been cited quite often; however, we have barely heard from actual charities on the topic. That…