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New Zealand – SkyCity to reopen Hamilton and Queenstown casinos

SkyCity Entertainment expects to reopen its casino and entertainment facilities in Hamilton and Queenstown from September 8 2021, following an announcement by the New Zealand Government on that the COVID-19 Alert Level for New Zealand, excluding Auckland, will move to Alert Level 2 from September 7 2021. SkyCity will reopen its Hamilton and Queenstown properties…

Australia – Queensland casinos forced into three-day ‘circuit breaker’

Queensland’s three casinos have been told to suspend operations following a three-day ‘circuit breaker’ in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville City. Treasury Brisbane, The Star Gold Coast and The Ville Resort-casino have all shut their doors. Star Entertainment said: “The Star Entertainment Group provides the following update on operating conditions at The Star Queensland properties….

Australia – Reef Casino reports strong end to the year

The Reef Casino in Queensland has reported a ‘solid start to the 2nd half year of 2020’ and has as a result revised its estimated profit. The casino’s performance for the 3rd quarter (July 1to September 30) was described as ‘strong with strong rental income.’ “This has resulted in a strong profit for the Trust…

Australia – Queen’s Wharf Brisbane remains on track to transform Queensland’s tourism

The Star Entertainment Group’s CEO Matt Bekier has said that the ‘fundamentals remain in place for Brisbane to become one of the world’s most sought-after tourism destinations’ once the $3.6bn Queen’s Wharf project opens. The Star Entertainment Group is lead partner in Destination Brisbane Consortium, the joint venture delivering the transformational development which will create…

Australia – Queensland puts Gold Coast tender on hold to speak to Star

Having had ten expressions of interests from international casino groups, the Queensland Government has suspended its tender process for a resort casino in order to give the city’s sole casino group chance to ‘put up or shut up.’ Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said: “We will enter negotiations with Star and they can put…

Australia – Hard Rock lodges its interest in Gold Coast Integrated Resort

US casino group Hard Rock International has set its sights on the potential of an Integrated Resort on Australia’s Gold Coast, joining Caesars in the fight for what would be Queensland’s second casino licence. Edward Tracy, CEO for Asia Pacific of Hard Rock International, has contacted the State Government to lodge its interest in a…

Australia – Queensland Tourism Minister tasked with fact-finding mission in Macau and Las Vegas

Integrated casinos are back on the cards in Queensland with Tourism Minister Kate Jones expected to take a team of government executives on a tour of the world’s biggest casino operators. Government officials will fly to Las Vegas and Macau to hold discussions and view properties owned by operators such as MGM Grand and Caesar’s…

Australia – Tropical North Global Tourism Hub in Cairns attracts 12 investors

More than 12 registrations of interest have so far been submitted to the Queensland State Government’s proposed $1bn Tropical North Global Tourism Hub (GTH) in Cairns, including some well known casino operators. The location of the proposal on the waterfront in Wharf St includes four hectares of state-owned land close to the existing Reef Hotel…

Australia – Queensland to launch ‘worldwide expression of interest’ for second casino licence

Having recently kicked a previously approved resort casino licence into touch, the Queensland government has now come out in support of a second casino being built on the Gold Coast. It will launch a ‘worldwide expression of interest’ campaign to choose a developer. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed her support for a second casino licence…