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Packer Says Brisbane Casino Will ‘Outshine’ Sydney High Roller Venue

Competition over gambling licenses in Brisbane is really heating up. As Echo Entertainment enlists in top hotel brands to bolster its proposal, Crown Casinos owner James Packer has started revealing his big plans for the venue. A report in the Courier Mail quotes Packer as stating that his plans for his Brisbane casino proposal are…

Ritz Carlton to Join Echo Entertainment for Brisbane Casino Bid

Echo Entertainment seems to be one of the front runners in the competition to secure a casino license in Brisbane. To bolster its proposal and boost its chances of receiving a license, the company may enlist in the Ritz Carlton – a world-recognized luxury casino brand. According to a report in the Courier Mail, the…

Crown Casino to Receive Compensation For Problem Gambling Measures

Crown Melbourne is one of Australia’s biggest casinos, and the operator has a lot to lose with the introduction of new problem gambling measures in Victoria. As such, the state has offered Crown Melbourne up to $200 million compensation if the new safe gambling protocols interfere with its bottom line. According to a new report…

Echo Entertainment Uses Mobile Apps To Improve Administration

Paperless reporting is becoming a trend in all types of businesses to cut down on paper usage and improve administrative processes. Echo Entertainment has recently adopted this technology for staff payslips, and a report in CIO notes that it is really improving the casino operator’s backend business. Echo Entertainment, which owns The Star, Jupiter’s, Townsville…

Celebrity Chef To Open New Restaurant at Adelaide Casino

SkyCity Adelaide is in the process of refurbishing the property in order to attract more high rollers. As part of this new push for VIP clientele, the casino will be opening up a new restaurant with the collaboration of a celebrity chef. Sean Connolly will be opening up his new restaurant, Sean’s Kitchen, at SkyCity…

Townsville Casino Acquisition Completed

The sale of the Townsville Casino was recently approved by the Queensland government. Now, Colonial Leisure Group will take over ownership from Echo Entertainment, which is the first step in a $20 million renovation of the venue. When the acquisition was initially made in January 2014, the Colonial Leisure Group stated that it did not…

University Report Criticises Aquis Casino Resort Project

Tony Fung’s Aquis Casino Resort is one of the most expensive construction projects ever seen in Cairns. It will bring in generous tourism revenue and benefit the local economy but university researchers are critical of the potential effect that the project will have on problem gambling rates. Francis Markham, a PhD candidate at the Australian…

Packer Works With Martin Scorsese On World’s Most Expensive Corporate Movie

Australian gambling mogul James Packer is renowned for his lavish spending. However, this not only applies to his lifestyle but also to his corporate projects. This week, it has been announced that Packer will be working with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt on the most expensive corporate movie ever. Directed…

Star Casino Benefits the Most From Sydney Lockout

In Sydney’s Central Business District, a 1:30am lockout has been imposed. Bars and nightclubs are losing out on business because they can’t accept new patrons onto the property after 1:30 ad cannot serve drinks after 3 in the morning, and the only venue in town that is thriving is The Star Casino. It seems that…

Even More Delays For James Packer’s Sri Lanka Casino Plans

Australian gambling mogul James Packer is facing yet another hurdle delaying his plans to open up a casino resort in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. While the resort was initially approved in April 2014, the local government has recently stated that the project will be delayed due to ‘legal issues’ that have yet to…