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Australia – Star highlights improved trading in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group , owner of casinos in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, has said that ‘trading is exhibiting improving trends’ as the country eases its lockdown restrictions. The company said: “Performance continues to be impacted by COVID-19 related operating restrictions, however, 2H FY2021 trading is exhibiting improving trends as the…

Australia – Economic Development Queensland approves Queens Wharf plan

Economic Development Queensland has approved the plan of development application for the US$3bn Queens Wharf Brisbane casino resort proposal from the Destination Brisbane Consortium, of which Star Entertainment Group is a part of. The Queen’s Wharf site was officially passed over to the Destination Brisbane Consortium on January 1. State Development Minister Anthony Lynham said…

Australia – Star secures casino licence for Queens Wharf Brisbane

Star Entertainment Group has been given a new casino licence by the Queensland Government for its planned integrated resort at Queens Wharf Brisbane. The $2bn entertainment precinct will boast more than 1,100 rooms across five hotels, a bridge to Southbank named the Neville Bonner Bridge and the renovation of the heritage Treasury building into a…

Australia – The Star Brisbane to earn Queensland government $1bn

Australia’s Star Entertainment Group will pay the Queensland government $272m in exchange for the right to develop the Queen’s Wharf casino and resort, which will generate over $1bn of state tax over ten years. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Star Chairman John O’Neill have now signed the final contract for the A$3bn casino resort on the…

Australia – Echo to rebrand to Star Entertainment Group

Echo Entertainment Group is asking its shareholders to approve a rebranding of the entire company to Star Entertainment Group when it holds its AGM in November, in a move which will see its individual casinos rebranding to reflect their connection to the flagship casino The Star in Sydney. Echo Chairman, John O’Neill AO, confirmed that…

Australia – Echo secures opportunity to build $1.5bn Queens Wharf casino resort

Echo Entertainment has been given the green light to build a US$1.5bn river-side casino resort in Brisbane’s Central Business District, beating James Packer’s Crown Resorts to the opportunity. Echo’s winning consortium included Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium International. The iconic signature ‘arc’ building will boast a spectacular Sky Deck, with restaurants and…

Australia – Echo and Crown present Brisbane plans

Australia’s big two; Echo and Crown, have now presented their plans to transform Brisbane with the promise for one of the city’s casino licence at Queen’s Wharf in the city centre. Both operators are promising to revitalise large public spaces as part of their bid with water parks, playgrounds, open-air amphitheatres and giant screens coming…

Australia – SkyCity, Echo and Crown to battle it out in Brisbane

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney has revealed that 12 casino developers have paid $100,000 to lodge their formal interest in developing new casinos in the state with names including Echo Entertainment, Crown and Sky City Entertainment. These three companies will go head to head, along with another three developers, including Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, Lend…

Australia – Meetings underway for Brisbane’s second coming

Government Ministers in Brisbane have kick-started official talks with rival operators Crown Resorts and Echo Entertainment to build a second casino in Brisbane’s Central Business District. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney, Treasurer Tim Nicholls and Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie have now held the first formal meeting with Echo Entertainment. Mr. Seeney said: “It was very much a…