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Aquis Casino Developers Attempt to Avoid Environmental Assessment

The Aquis Casino Resort complex is a huge undertaking that will vastly change the landscape of the Great Barrier Reef. Normally, with construction projects of this size, the companies are required to undergo an Environmental Impact Statement(EIA); however, Aquis developers are confident that they do not need to submit to the evaluation. The company recently…

A Dozen Operators Vie for Three Queensland Casino Licenses

The bidding process for casino licences in Queensland is heating up. There are now twelve casino operators in the running for just three licenses that will be granted to companies chosen by the state government to develop resort casinos. All twelve operators have paid a $100 000 application fee, which is non-refundable. Half of the…

Heston Blumenthal Opens Restaurant at Crown Melbourne

Crown Casinos are luxury venues that provide patrons with the finer things in life. Food, accommodation and entertainment are always top notch – and James Packer is enhancing the experience for patrons of Crown Melbourne as Heston Blumenthal will soon be opening a casino on the property. Heston Blumenthal is a household name for foodies….

New Townsville Casino Owners Plan Revamp

When Jupiters sold Townsville Casino earlier this year, there were doubts that the new owner would make any changes to the property. Now, Colonial Leisure Group has announced plans to revamp the casino over the course of the next three years, hoping to turn the venue into a ‘mini Crown Casino’. At the moment, CLG…

Gambling Treatment Clinic Highlights Concerns About New Barangaroo Casino

The new high-roller casino planned to open in Barangaroo in 2019 is going to boost the economy for the state and the country at large. The project has been touted as largely positive, but problem gambling researchers are concerned about the potential harm that the casino could cause for punters that exhibit compulsive behaviour. The…

Aquis Casino Resort Gets A New Look

Months ago, the initial designs for Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort were released. They made a good impression on Cairns residents and gaming industry professionals, but the property has recently been redesigned. The new design gives the casino resort a more futuristic look, and the blogging team at OnlinePokies4U likes what we see. No official…

Developer Buys Land for Queensland Mega Resort

This week, billionaire Tony Fung and his associates have been given the go-ahead to purchase the land necessary to build the $4.2 billion resort in Queensland. Now, Fung is even closer to realizing his dream of building a mega resort property in Australia. Earlier this year, the project was put on hold when the construction…

Billionaire Invests in Casino Canberra

Casino Canberra has been struggling for quite some time. Over the course of the past year, the casino has seen declining profits and has been forced to lay of a significant number of staff members. Now, the venue has been thrown as lifeline as billionaire Tony Fung has decided to buy the casino. This week,…

18 Firms Compete For 3 Queensland Casino Licenses

Queensland is becoming a very sought-after location in Australia’s land-based casino market. More and more gambling operators are expressing interest in opening casinos in the state and there are not 18 companies competing for just three licenses across Queensland. Last year, the state government announced that it would grant a number of casino licenses to…

Thief Steals From Pokies Using Gum

Thieves often target casinos and other poker machine venues because money is always being pumped into gaming machines and table games. They usually use brute force to open machines or find a way to steal keys to the games, but one inventive criminal took a unique approach – using gum. On July 9, Paramasiven Moodley,…