Tag Archive: Australian casino news

Australian Casino Mogul Attends Shinzo Abe Address

This week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Senate to address Japan’s new free trade agreement with Australia. In attendance were a wide range of politicians – and casino mogul James Packer, who is working hard to secure a license in Japan’s soon-to-be-regulated casino market. “I hope very much that you bring forth a…

New Barangaroo Casino Passes Probity Check

It has been a long road for James Packer’s new casino, and the project is finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The Barangaroo high-roller casino has recently cleared a probity check, which is the second-to-last hurdle before construction can begin on the new gambling venue. The probity investigation was…

ACCC Concerned About New Aquis Casino

The takeover of the Reef Hotel Casino by Aquis has been largely viewed as a positive thing for the Cairns economy, but some concerns about the project are arising. Recently, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has expressed fear that the takeover will reduce competition in Cairns’ gaming and hospitality industries. In addition to…

Asia Operators Tag Australia as ‘Casino Hotspot’

As Australians, we know that the country has one of the most exciting and interesting gambling markets in the world – and now, industry professionals from other countries are recognizing our potential. According to the Bangkok Post, Australia is a new ‘casino hotspot’ where more and more Asian businesses are hoping to open up lucrative…

Australasian Gaming Expo Set for August 2014

In today’s fast-paced gaming market, it is important for operators, affiliates and developers to stay on the up-and-up on the latest trends and regulations. In Australia’s gambling industry, key players can do so at the Australasian Gaming Expo which will take place in August this year. The exhibition will take place at the Sydney Exhibition…

Fung Aims to Complete Reef Hotel Acquisition by October 2014

Billionaire Tony Fung has his sights set on the gambling market in Cairns. He is behind the proposed Aquis mega casino resort and he has also launched a bid to take over the Reel Hotel and Casino. Recently, he has announced that the takeover process is going smoother than expected and he anticipates the that…

Macau Gambling Revenue Rises by 10%

Macau continues to maintain its reputation as the world’s fastest-growing gambling capital. In April 2014, brought in $3.9 billion which marks a 10.6% increase on the previous month. The city’s gambling revenues continue to swell, and they show no signs of slowing down. As a relatively new market in the gambling world, Macau has surpassed…

Hope for James Packer’s Sri Lanka Casino Plan

Casino mogul James Packer has spent months planning to open a casino resort in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. Last month, a wrench was thrown in the plans, as local politicians opposed the construction of new casinos being built in the city – but a loophole has been revealed, which may allow Packer to…

Ben Affleck Accused of Counting Cards at a Casino

Some controversial stories tend to leak from the gambling industry, and they sometimes involve A-List celebrities. One such story has emerged this week, as Ben Affleck has reportedly been banned from blackjack playing the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This week, sources report that the movie star and director was accused of…

Crown Colombo Casino Is a No-Go

For months, James Packer had his sights set on opening a casino resort in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. Things seemed to be going according to plan, but the local government has announced that it will not allow the country’s new luxury resorts to house casino facilities. Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse has confirmed…