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Australia – Aquis Entertainment keen to re-energise plans to redevelop Canberra casino

Having turned a loss of $3.96m into a profit of $798,201 in 2020, Aquis Entertainment, operator of the Canberra casino in Australia’s capital, has said it wants to kick on with stalled government negotiations to transform the casino into an integrated resort. The company was granted conditional approval in November 2017 to operate 200 electronic…

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 – More losses in Canberra but Aquis remains upbeat

Australia’s Canberra Casino has reported a loss of $13.8m in 2017 although its owner Aquis Entertainment remains buoyant over the property’s future however due to its promised introduction of slot machines and the potential of more international flights direct to the capital. The casino’s directors said they expect it to ‘continue to stabilise over the…

Australia – Canberra casino makes $7.7m loss despite revenue jump

Aquis Entertainment has reported that its Canberra casino made a worsening loss of A$7.7m in 2016, as it waits for the government to approve a redevelopment plan that will see slot machines introduced. Gambling revenue actually increased 21 per cent over the year, reaching $22m. F&B was also up reaching $2.23m for the year and…

Australia – Canberra reopens gaming floor after A$14m investment

Canberra Casino has reopened a revamped gaming floor following an investment of A$14m with a new style of multi-game terminal that allows players to switch between games and bet on more than one game at once. The casino’s owners Aquis Entertainment has completely remodelled the casino inside and out with brand new gaming tables and…

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…

Australia – ClubsAct weighs in over Canberra’s slot bid

The owners of Canberra Casino will have a fight on their hands to secure the slot machines the casino has for so long campaigned for. ClubsACT, which represents community clubs in Canberra, is trying to muster support to stop the ACT government’ from succumbing to the casino’s latest request for pokies. Aquis Entertainment, the Hong-Kong-based…

Australia – Canberra celebrates best ever month

Billionaire casino newcomer Tony Fung is celebrating after reversing the fortunes of his recently bought Canberra Casino which has just recorded its highest gaming revenue in its nine year history of operating. Mr. Fung’s Aquis Entertainment, which bought the casino for $6m from Casinos Austria in December 2014, has reported GGR of $2.4m for October,…