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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’s shareholders approve name change to Star Entertainment

Shareholders have approved a parent company name change for Echo Entertainment Group Limited at its Annual General Meeting in Sydney. The company will trade as The Star Entertainment Group Limited. The name change will allow a seamless transition to a consolidated brand platform which will, over time, lead to The Star identity being adopted consistently…

Australia – Genting cleared to increase stake in Echo

Genting Hong Kong has been given the green light to increase its stake in casino operator Echo Entertainment to up to 23 per cent. The group currently owns a 6.6 per cent stake in Echo, the operator of The Star in Sydney, Brisbane’s Treasury Casino and Jupiters on the Gold Coast. The Independent Liquor &…

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 – Jupiters to sponsor Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Echo Entertainment’s Gold Coast property, Jupiters Hotel & Casino, has become the first Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The iconic Gold Coast landmark confirmed last week that a new six-star, 17-storey all-suite hotel tower, part of an overall $345, redevelopment, will open at the front of the existing hotel in the…

Australia – Echo breaks ground on Jupiter’s transformation

A transformed Jupiters Hotel & Casino will enhance the Gold Coast’s reputation as one of the world’s top tourist destinations when the global spotlight shines on the region in 2018, according to Echo Entertainment Chairman, John O’Neill AO. At a ground-breaking ceremony for the new six-star 17-storey hotel tower to be built in front of…

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 claims Crown Sydney modification is ‘legally flawed’

A war of words has broken out in Australia where Echo Entertainment has claimed that rival Crown’s plan to open a $1.5bn VIP casino resort at Barangaroo is legally flawed. Echo has provided ‘legal advice’ to the planning department by Echo Entertainment, claiming plans to change Barangaroo’s blueprint to include a 69-storey tower could be…

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…