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Australia – ACT Government offers cash for slots buy-back scheme

Politicians in The Australian Capital Territory, which includes Canberra, are offering restaurants and clubs the opportunity to surrender poker machines in exchange for $15,000 per ‘authorisation’ as long as the proceeds go towards retaining and supporting staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal is currently capped at 250 machines. The ACT Government, led by Andrew…

Australia – ACT finally says no to Casino Canberra’s A$$330m planned expansion

After 17 months of consideration, the ACT Government has told Casino Canberra to scale back its A$$330m plans on a proposed expansion, including the number of gaming machines it plans to operate. Chief Minister Andrew Barr has invited Aquis to consider alternatives for a smaller scale re-development. Mr Barr said: “The government has notified the…

Australia – Aquis granted an extension to lodge Casino Canberra’s blueprint

The ACT government has extended the deadline for Aquis Entertainment to present an updated proposal for its expansion of Casino Canberra. Aquis confirmed it has been given an ‘undefined extension’ to the government’s initial request to present its finalised blueprint for the expansion by May 14 or risk losing the opportunity altogether. A government spokesperson…

Australia – Aquis accuses ACT government of 17 months of silence

Aquis Entertainment CEO Jessica Mellor has said the Australian Capital Territory government stayed silent for 17 months over plans for the company to invest AU$330m into the redevelopment of Canberra Casino. The government has given Aquis one month to finalise its proposals for a project that will allow it operate 200 slot machines in the…

Australia – ACT government gives Aquis a month’s deadline for Canberra proposal

The ACT government has given Aquis Entertainment Group four weeks to submit its final blueprint for the AU$330m redevelopment of Canberra Casino. Aquis’ initial 2015 proposal which included provisions for 500 slot machines was turned down with the ACT government saying it would agree to 200 slot machines and 60 electronic table games. This decision…

Australia – Aquis moves into final stages of discussions over Casino Canberra

Aquis Casino Canberra has moved into the final stage of discussion with the government in the Australian Capital Territory to transform the casino into a five-star complex complete with slots. The company said it had received in-principle support from the ACT Government to advance to Stage Three of the Investment Proposal process with its planned…

Australia – ACT government to allow 200 slots at Canberra casino

Canberra Casino will be able to operate slot machines for the first time following a decision by the ACT Government to allow the move in exchange for a A$330m redevelopment at the venue which will new restaurants, hotels, shops and entertainment to the Australian capital. Chief Minister Andrew Barr has approved moves for the casino…