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Australia – Caesars in further talks with Queensland government

By - 23 April 2018

Global casino giant Caesars Entertainment has returned to Australia for the second time in 12 months in a bid to bring its world-famous brand to the Gold Coast.

Caesars President of International Development Steven Tight has led a recent delegation for renewed discussions with Mayor Tom Tate and leading Government officials including State Development Minister Cameron Dick. Mr Tight is also believed to have had a separate dinner with Gold Coast tourism executives.

Gold Coast Acting Mayor confirmed the talks. She said: “We’d obviously welcome any new investment in this city. It’s a matter for state government to decide if this city gets another casino licence.”

In August last year, Caesars was named as the likely operating force behind ASF Consortium’s A$3bn casino resort planned for Southport Spit on Australia’s Gold Coast. However Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk pulled the plug on the project.

Queensland government has previously said that it is in support of a second casino being built on the Gold Coast. It said last year that it would launch a ‘worldwide expression of interest’ campaign to choose a developer although so far nothing has materialised.

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