Crown bets on lure of more casinos


Crown bets on lure of more casinos - 23rd Feb 2013

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CROWN boss Rowen Craigie has contradicted claims by fellow casino operator Echo Entertainment that Australia can support only one casino per capital city, arguing the country needs a critical mass of luxury resort-style properties to woo Asia's high rollers.

Reiterating Crown's commitment to building a six-star hotel and gaming venue in Sydney, where Echo operates The Star under a sole casino licence, Mr Craigie said Australia controlled just 2 per cent of the global VIP gambling market, presenting a significant growth opportunity.