Tag Archive: Australian casino news

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 Connelly 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…

Gambling Industry Gets Involved with the Ice Bucket Challenge

The gambling industry is often seen as quite self-serving due to the nature of the gaming market. So, it is always good to see gaming industry professionals taking part in charity campaigns. In recent weeks, we have seen several poker machine developers take on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds for ALS Research. Last…

ASF Broadwater Casino Project Rejected

The Queensland government has rejected the Broadwater Marine Project, which aimed to build a casino and cruise ship terminal. Initially, the project was one of several to be given the green light to build a casino in the state; however, the approval has been retracted after the development team failed to submit the necessary information….

Japan Reveals Problem Gambling Statistics

As the Japan government prepares to legalize online gambling across the country, some interesting new results have been revealed which may complicate the issue. According to new research, there are 5 million adults in Japan who are addicted to gambling. According to a research team at the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, 5% of the…

Crown Melbourne Gets License Extended Until 2050

Crown Casinos has struck up a lucrative deal with the Victorian government that will greatly benefit the state and the casino operator itself. Originally, Crown’s license was set to expire in 2037. Now, after negotiations, the company has secured a 17-year license extension until 2050, which will generate generous revenue for the state government over…