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second casino a step closer - 25th October 2012
New South Wales Government has announced that James Packer's proposal to build
a second casino in Sydney has moved to stage 2 of consideration.
weeks after the Government received an unsolicited proposal from James Packer
to build a six-star hotel with high roller gaming rooms at Barangaroo, the heads
of the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Treasury have now given the go
ahead for Crown to develop a more detailed plan.
Premier Barry O'Farrell says the Government will not allow poker machines in the
new development, and he has stressed it is only passed the first hurdle in a three-stage
the end of each stage the Government has the option of either giving the project
the green light to proceed or a red light and it simply stops there," he
Opposition supports the proposal on the grounds it will not have poker machines.
construction means Sydney will become the only state capital with two casinos
- it already has Star City.
Premier says any new casino will not be allowed to start operation until 2019
because of an exclusivity arrangement with Star Casino.
if the project is given the go ahead, laws will have to be changed to allow a
second casino licence in Sydney.
Storm NRL team ink sponsorship deal with Packer's Crown Casino; Sydney news, by
Greg Tingle - 31st August 2012
Melbourne Storm is raking it in, with an extra $1.5 million in with Crown Limited
inking as major sponsor for a third year running, while rugby league in Victoria
could also benefit significantly.
renewal of Crown's only team sponsorship is believed to be valued at $1 million,
give or take a few dollars.
funds boost joins the $500,000 Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John
Grant confirmed on Monday would be delivered to all clubs before October 31.
a back-of-jersey sponsorship still to be sold before the finals, Storm might well
collect another payday.
chief exec Ron Gauci advised the funds would be used to help expand the code in
Victoria, a cause boosted last month with the debut of born-and-bred local Mahe
officials aim to fund youth teams down to under-16s and spend up to keep Melbourne
"ahead of the pack" with cutting-edge, football-specific technology.
continue to invest in the organisation. We'll invest both across the football
department and administration," Gauci said.
want to continue being best practice and continue being ahead of the game. We'll
invest in football operations and pathway development.
want to extend the Storm brand beyond the under-18s and we've put in a proposal
to the Australian Rugby League Commission to facilitate the growth of the game
in Victoria and now have the funds to help make that happen.
us, any investment needs to have a long-term benefit."
push from the Government-backed Victorian Major Events Company to secure more
State of Origin clashes in Melbourne could reap even more cash for local rugby
are in place to establish a youth academy, with only the arrival of sufficient
funding needed to make it happen.
to see Crown's casino king James Packer sharing the love and funds around to worthy
understood that Sydney's South Sydney Rabbitohs management including king bunny,
Russell Crowe, are taking an interest in the way The Storm and Crown do things,
as you might expect with Rabbitohs also having a sponsorship deal with gaming
- entertainment firm - The Star.
Sydney NRL team also has casino deal...
South Sydney Rabbitohs are continuing to enjoy their sponsorship deal with The
Star (formally known as Star City Casino).
top brass has said rugby league has benefited from its association with betting
agencies because it allows better access to information about irregular plunges.
the Australian and globally economy continue to go through tough times its going
to be interesting to see if more NRL teams ink deals with Australian casino or
gaming firms. I for would would bet yes.
what's to become of the Barangaroo 6 star hotel and casino development in Sydney?
Could they also become a sponsor of an NRL team? With James Packer in the think
of the action one would think so. Keep watching this space.
Deal For 6 Star Hotel...
week's announcement by Lend Lease and Crown, that they had signed an exclusive
agreement to develop a six star hotel at Barangaroo South, has attracted wide
ranging media coverage and commentary. Below is a summary of the media releases
and media coverage to date.
the announcement, the Authority confirmed it will continue to work with Lend Lease,
and now their exclusive rights partner Crown, to negotiate a new location for
the hotel in Barangaroo South and oversee the appropriate planning applications
that must be approved before any concept moves ahead.
Premier Andrew Stoner last week said the development of such a hotel would represent
a significant investment in NSW tourism infrastructure, and todays agreement
is a vote of confidence in the NSW economy.
is, of course, subject to all the necessary planning and regulatory approvals
but Lend Lease already has an existing permit to build a hotel in Barangaroo South
and are negotiating with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to relocate that onshore,
creation of a hotel of this stature would deliver new jobs in construction, off-site
manufacturing and the tourism industry, along with hundreds of millions of dollars
for the State economy each year.
Lease Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Steve McCann, said
that Lend Lease and Crown would now work towards achieving the necessary development
approvals from the NSW Government for the hotel and jointly develop the concept
plan for the hotel. Lend Lease is currently in negotiations with the NSW Government
to finalise the hotel location.
South is a major urban regeneration project that provides a unique opportunity
to create a world class commercial, residential, entertainment and mixed use destination
on Sydney Harbour. A key part of Lend Leases vision for Barangaroo South
is to have a high quality international hotel, said Mr McCann.
writer is a shareholder in Crown Limited, Virgin Blue and Ten Network Holdings.
govt investigates 'floating casino'...
NSW government is investigating whether cruise company P&O operated an illegal
floating casino off the NSW coast.
Minister George Souris on Wednesday said a government authority was investigating
an allegation that passengers could play blackjack, pontoon, poker and roulette
on a cruise that left Sydney on Friday night.
cruise ship also had 40 poker machines onboard and let passengers charge $5000
on their credit cards for gambling, News Ltd reported.
asked the Office of Liquor and Gaming to investigate whether a casino operation
was under way in NSW territorial waters or whether gambling operations were under
way in commonwealth waters," he told reporters in Sydney.
may be that NSW jurisdiction was breached, it may be that the commonwealth jurisdiction
was breached. It may be even that both were breached."
said NSW had no jurisdiction beyond 12 nautical miles from shore.
are international waters," he said.
international shipping after the 12-nautical-mile limit it opens boats to gambling
but also to duty-free liquor sales."
James Packer to speak at tourism conference in Canberra...
James Packer will be the drawcard for hoteliers, resort operators and owners attending
a tourism conference in Canberra in late October. Mr Packer will open the Tourism
& Transport Forum's annual "Leadership 2012" conference.
gaming tycoon is a major tourism player given his Crown resorts in Perth and Melbourne
attract 25 million visitors a year...
Crown Project Gets Red Light on Casino...
casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. MPEL +2.32% still doesn't have
permission to build a casino at its latest project, according to a revised government
contract published Wednesday.
Macao Studio City project, in which Melco Crown has a 60% equity interest, is
designated for a five-star hotel and film facilities, indicates the latest government
contract detailing various revisions to the agreement. But the document doesn't
mention any casino facilities despite the company's earlier statements they hope
to open up to 400 gambling tables at the property. It's possible the government
could give the green-light on a casino later, but the uncertainty could complicate
the company's efforts to finance the project.
Crown, backed by Lawrence Ho and James Packerthe sons of Macau gambling
tycoon Stanley Ho and the late Australian casino-and-media magnate Kerry Packeris
one of six casino license holders in Macau, where it already runs two casino-resort
properties in the world's largest gambling hub.
representative for Melco Crown didn't respond to requests for comment.
June 2011, Melco Crown signed a $360 million deal to gain control over the Macao
Studio City project, resolving a bitter dispute between the project's earlier
partners that had escalated to the Hong Kong courts, stalling development for
years. New Cotai Holdings LLC, an arm of U.S. investment firms Oaktree Capital
Management L.P. and Silver Point Capital L.P., retained its 40% stake in the project.
this month Melco Crown announced plans to enter the burgeoning Philippines market
by teaming up with local property developer Belle Corp. BEL.PH -0.20% to partner
on a casino resort that will cost at least $1 billion in an area the Philippines
hopes will become Manila's version of the Las Vegas Strip. (The Wall Street Journal)
And Media King James Packer; Becoming Property King Of Sydney...
Packer is building a space age type home - mansion - bunker, in Sydney's eastern
suburbs. He even ordered demolition of two neighbouring mansions. Vaucluse will
never be the same again. Now earth-moving equipment has moved in. By the time
the job is finished in about 18 months time, the pad will have cost 'Our James'
in the region of $50 million. It was circa June 2009 he invested A$18 million
on a 6-bedroom 1970s mansion, later snatching up two neighbouring pads for more
than A$12 million. His estate is massive and is understood to cover 3345sq m of
prime real estate. Packer engaged the services of architect Alec Tzannes to design
the new extensions, the same bloke responsible for the Point Piper pad owned by
property and financial services king John Symond. It's understood the the who
family is really looking forward to moving into the palace with toys, treats and
fun for kids all all ages. Wife Erica Packer and the happy couple's children,
Indigo and Jackson, are really looking forward to giant swimming pool. Yep, the
Packer's continue to make waves in the Aussie media, entertainment and lifestyle
sector. A Media Man spokesperson said
'The Packers are really doing it in style. It goes to show you want hard work
and smart work can do for a person. It's pretty inspirational, considering what
he bounced back from a couple of years ago. As is often the case, James Packer
has the last laugh". Packer is expect to sometime show up at the Melbourne
Aussie Millions to say G'day on site at his Crown Casino down south in Melbourne.
Yep, Packer is on a roll, with no signs of slowing down.
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