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Inquiry leads to questions over Crown opening

By ALLISON HORE Questions have been raised as to whether Crown Casino should go ahead with its December opening while the investigations into the group’s NSW licence are ongoing. The new $2.2 billion Crown Casino in Barangaroo is due to open on the 14th of December- months before the ongoing investigation into whether or not […]

THE NAKED CITY – OLD BUILDINGS REBORN

Repurposing old and historic buildings is nothing new when it comes to both urban and rural communities. Go to any Australian country town and you are more than likely to find an old post office or bank that has been converted to a coffee shop or b’n’b. In the big cities many fine old buildings […]

Casino gift turns nightmare

By WENDY BACON NSW police have charged a 30-year-old man after an investigation into his gambling transactions at The Star casino in July. He was searched while he was at the casino and more than $10,000 in cash, $50,000 in casino chips and documents were seized. A search of his home resulted in police seizing […]

High rollers worry wombats

By MICHAEL HITCH As Crown Resort’s newest sky-scraper starts to loom over Barangaroo, so do growing concerns over the casino group’s dodgy dealings. A joint investigation by 60 Minutes, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, spanning the course of more than a year, has found Crown Resorts to be involved with money-laundering, Chinese crime-bosses, Community […]

THE NAKED CITY – A BRIEF HISTORY OF GAMBLING

Not everybody will agree with me but I find the rising Crown Casino tower at Barangaroo downright scary. Its bulging frame, which will eventually dominate everything within cooee, looms over the waterfront resembling a Godzilla or Transformer-like monster. Its architectural merits aside I have to say I find it incredibly menacing, even more so with […]

THE NAKED CITY: BIG BOYS TOYS!

Apparently James Packer got the news that he had won the second casino licence whilst holidaying on his massive luxury cruiser in French Polynesia. The news has been greeted with a mixed reaction and a cynicism that always arises when one of the big boys get their toy. The toy in this case is the […]