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Human Statue Bodyart does bodypaint, bodyart and makeup for Diamond VIP Event at The Star 'Events Centre', Sydney - 4th July 2013

Diamond Miners

Recently Echo Entertainment's The Star treated its most important clients and friends to a VIP event they will not soon forget - The Star VIP Diamond Event.

It was an event so exclusive that not a newspaper, magazine or any other media company in the world appeared to get wind of it. The Australian newspapers have been busy reporting on the Australian casino wars and political going ons, but not a whispher on The Star's secrative VIP event.



About The Event Centre...

The Event Centre is the final component of The Star’s $870-million redevelopment and transformation into a total leisure and entertainment destination.

Sydney's New Multi-Purpose Venue

Built on the rooftop of The Star with views over Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, the venue has been designed to host A-list acts from around the world in intimate concert settings as well as domestic and international conferences, exhibitions and awards functions.

Multi-use in every sense, it accommodates 4000 patrons in concert mode, 3000 with half seating, up to 960 in a banquet or ballroom setting and 1300 people in conference/business mode.

The 2,400 square metre column-free space is the largest banquet area of any hotel in Sydney making it ideal for gala dinners and award ceremonies.

The Event Centre fills a void in the local convention market and gives the city an edge in the competition for entertainment events both around the country and globally.

A highlight feature is its distinctive gemstone shape and translucent glass shell exterior. The use of backlighting within the glass façade allows the venue to morph into different colours at night making it highly visible from various corners of the city.

Highly flexible, the venue has the ability to convert to various configurations with a quick turnaround time between each function or event. To create a ballroom environment, 720 retractable theatre seats can be quickly and readily stored to obtain a 1077sq m flat floor space.

Concert-goers are welcomed in a modern elegant lobby which also caters for cocktail parties and a variety of private functions. In addition, the concert venue offers four VIP suites with a premium viewing platform, bringing VIP guests close to the stage complete with their own exclusive bar and dining service.

Equipped with leading edge audio visual technology and production facilities, the Events Centre has been designed by Sceno Plus, creators of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.


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Cocktails and a gorgeous skyline backdrop

At Cherry, move to house, lounge, afro beats, electro jazz and reggae DJ mixes. Be all you want to be.

Cocktails made with flair, skill and fun, using the finest ingredients, impeccably presented, designed to be sipped and savoured.



NYE at Cherry

Get your tickets now for Cherry's James Bond themed soiree, a sophisticated evening of champagne and canapés. Enjoy your favourite Bond moments with movie clips projected onto the bar's walls and a customised James Bond cocktail menu, including the Gold Finger and Pussygalore. Plus prime position for the NYE fireworks! $110pp in advance or $140pp on the night. To book, call 1800 700 700.



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Get your tickets now for Cherry's James Bond themed soiree, a sophisticated evening of champagne and canapés. Enjoy your favourite Bond moments with movie clips projected onto the bar's walls and a customised James Bond cocktail menu, including the Gold Finger and Pussygalore. Plus prime position for the NYE fireworks! $110pp in advance or $140pp on the night.?? To book, call 1800 700 700.


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The Star on the countdown for new Events Centre


Sydney’s newest entertainment destination, The Star, is just one year away from completing the final component of its $870 million redevelopment. Construction is well underway on a 4000 capacity multi- purpose Events Centre designed to host concerts by A-list performers from around the world as well as domestic and international seminars, trade shows, exhibitions and award ceremonies.

Aiming to fill a gap in the Sydney entertainment and convention market, the $100 million venue will be the largest of any hotel event space in the city, giving Sydney an edge over other facilities in New South Wales and around Australia.

Designed by world renowned company Sceno Plus, who have also created The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, the 1077m2 column free venue is set to house the latest technology and production facilities, including a retractable seating system.

The Events Centre will boast sweeping views over Sydney Harbour and the city. Internationally renowned architects Fitzpatrick & Partners have designed the building’s unique glass structure which is shaped like a jewel with many facets and inspired by reflective city lights.

The Star Hotels and Food and Beverage General Manager, Drew Schlesinger, said: “We already have the 2,000-seat Lyric Theatre for musicals and major theatre productions and now we will have a specialised venue for other major performances and conferences, all within our newly redeveloped property, The Star.

“Pair our entertainment facilities with our world renowned chefs and restaurants, variety of five-star accommodation options, nightlife venues, shopping area and gaming facilities, and we believe we have achieved a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination with multiple reasons for people to visit.”

Features of the Events Centre

1. New multi-purpose venue –The 1077m2 column free event space offers the flexibility to host all types of events including domestic and international meetings, seminars, trade shows and exhibitions, functions, gala dinners, award ceremonies and special events.

2. Capacity – The events centre has varying capacities for each function type, including 4000 standing room, 1100 for banquets, 2000 for cocktail receptions and 3200 for theatre- style events which can be broken down into two sides each with a capacity of approximately 500. There is also a separate meet and greet room that can hold 130 for theatre- style set ups.

3. Location & Views – The Events Centre is located near the heart of the city and harbour, with a rooftop forecourt area boasting panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and city skyline.

4. Technology – Equipped with the latest technology and production facilities, the Events Centre was designed by Sceno Plus who has created some of the world’s most incredible event facilities, including The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace and The Joint in Las Vegas.

5. Design – Internationally renowned architects Fitzpatrick & Partners were responsible for the unique glass structure, shaped like a faceted jewel and inspired by reflective city lights.

6. Service – The staff at the Events Centre will be handpicked from around the globe for their expertise and will deliver the highest level of service.

7. Culinary credentials – The Star is home to an all-star cast of chefs and restaurants, including David Chang, Stefano Manfredi, Teage Ezard and Chase Kojima. With the addition of a brand new commercial kitchen to the Events Centre, banquet guests will be able to enjoy restaurant quality food created by the team headed by The Star’s Executive Chef Andy North.

8. Accommodation – The Star also has a variety of five star accommodation options, including the existing 5 star hotel and apartments Astral Tower and Residences, or the new lifestyle boutique hotel The Darling.


The Star Casino; Lyric Theatre To Get Stevie Wonder, Prince Plus Jackpot, by Greg Tingle - 12th October 2011

Sydney’s mega relaunched land based casino and integrated entertainment complex, The Star (ex Star City Casino) is riding a wave of momentum at the moment, and they appear to have a ton of celebrities and world class performing artists lining up to ride of its renewed good name.

Ok, you've likely heard that Leonardo DiCaprio (in Sydney for at least four months filming The Great Gatsby) is spending a whole lot of time there these days (he occupies an entire floor... with a little assist from a model or two from time to time).

We all know Russell Crowe's connection with The Star... South Sydney Rabbitohs enjoy a somewhat controversial sponsorship deal with The Star (owned by Echo Entertainment). The Star is a "Major Home Corporate Partner", or something to that effect. Hey, its all about entertainment isn't it?

Now we learn that musical genius Stevie Wonder is to hold a one-off concert on 26th October. Yes, that's in less than two weeks.

Mr Wonder (real name Stevland Hardaway Morris) will serve up a intimate concert in the 2,000 seat Lyric Theatre at The Star.

Mr Wonder and his promoter will be looking to cash in as much as possible, and since the concert only seats a few thousand people something had to give. That's the ticket prices - coming in at between $255 to $455 per ticket. No, that's not a misprint.

During his career he has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has earned 49 Top 40 singles and 32 number one singles over the course of his career.. He signed with Motown Records' at 11 years of age, and things have been pretty cruisy by entertainment industry standards, ever since.

It should be no surprise that Wonder has a bush tucker bag of awards and commendations to his name. Try 25 Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe (I Just Called To Say I Love You as seen in The Woman In Red motion picture).

The show at the Lyric Theatre is his only concert in Australia, so if you want to witness his magic in person you will just have to pay the big bucks (unless you know someone, as is sometimes the case in the entertainment and media industry).

Rumour: Prince...

It's strongly rumoured that Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) will also play The Lyric this October or November. It's likely that Prince and his promoters will be watching the success of Mr Wonder's upcoming concert, and ticket purchasing numbers et al. No comment from Prince or his promoter at this stage.

The Lyric: a bit of history...

The Lyric Theatre has a ten year history of welcoming legendary performers from all over the world. Bon Jovi, Michael Crawford, Julio Iglesias and Tony Bennett and a host of others have all graced the stage of Sydney's premiere live entertainment address.

Phantom of the Opera, Oliver, Mamma Mia! and the world premiere of Priscilla Queen of The Desert...all musicals that have dazzled the audiences over the years. That's a strong track record, so if you have the moolah, seriously consider giving them your custom. Heck, any operation prepared to take on James Packer's Crown Casino for your entertainment dollar has a lot of guts and ain't mucking around.

The Star is not, I repeat, Not, an "RSL on steroids" anymore, so come on down and check out the coolest new star in town.

The Star: Casino, entertainment complex, or both?...

Media Man's Casino News Media, the gaming media and entertainment company, has elected to poll readers, entertainment lovers, and gambling fans, to hear their opinions of whether The Star is more about entertainment, gaming, or both? Readers can make their thoughts known by writing to Casino News Media, and contact details for the company are located on their official website. Results will be released in one month.

*The writer owns shares in Crown Limited. They are not a shareholder in Echo Entertainment or Tabcorp Holdings. The writer does not represent Echo Entertainment or Crown Limited.



The Star Casino Hosts Leonardo DiCaprio; Casino VIP Super Whale With Models, by Greg Tingle

Media and insider reports state Leo is dating Sydney model Alyce Crawford, Murdoch's The Daily Tele... that Leonardo DiCaprio has been gifted a whole floor at The Star (formally Star City Casino) to live in during his four-month stay.

He's been bunkered down there since passing on his former Vaucluse digs because of privacy issues (unwelcome paps), casino spies have revealed that Echo Entertainment top brass Larry Mullin was so keen to get DiCaprio under their roof that a whole floor was transformed into a luxury super-suite.

"Mountains were moved," said our friend at The Star, who reckons the famous actor has a private entrance to his Astral Tower pad to evade the paparazzi.

"The entire thing was refurbished and rebuilt from scratch. It cost a fortune but the directive was 'spare no expense'."

Asked about the plush situation for 'Our Leo' at Star, Tabcorp: "No comment."

DiCaprio does apparently say G'day on occasion with casino workers and others who cross his path.

"He was spotted in Black By Ezard and kept his cap on and head down and didn't engage with anyone. And a few nights later Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman was in there and couldn't have been nicer," said the deep throat.

"He was chatting to staff and taking pictures and having a great time. It was interesting to see the difference."

His ex-girlfriend Blake Lively has moved on, as has Bar Refaeli, with the model photographed in an embrace with Pierre Sarkozy, 25, the son of French Prez Nicolas Sarkozy, at the Paris nightclub Rasputin.

Stay tuned as Media Man and its ever growing "spy" network. As 'Our Leo' says, 'Catch Me If You Can' (and no, it won't likely be at The Star casino).


Snoop Dogg Enjoys Time In Australian Casinos; Star City In Sin City Sydney..

With hip-hop stars Snoop Dogg and Nelly have been enjoying their time down under in Australia. At an announced side-show in Sydney's Star City Casino last weekend, the two famed hip-hop stars shocked the crowd when an ensemble of acclaimed Supafest co-stars joined them on stage. Industry luminaries The Game, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe and Spliff Star all joined in the fun. They wowed fans with an hour of freestyle rapping. The show is already being described as the biggest hip-hop show in Australian history. Star City in Sydney is hoping to look after them again, as is the Tabcorp owned sister casino on the Gold Coast - Jupiters Hotel and Casino.


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NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs: Star City Casino Partnership!, by Greg Tingle - 28th January 2011

G'day punters, journos, high rollers, sports nuts, casino and football team owners, entertainment news junkies, politicians, insiders, outsiders, politicians, journos... one and all. Today we probe the new and exciting deal between the legendary Aussie NRL footy team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the "partnership" with Tabcorp's Star City Casino.

This follow the recent deal between the NRL's Penrith Panthers and Centrebet, with the teams football ground now known as Centrebet Stadium, in a $5 million dollar deal, tipped to secure the financial future of the club. Other clubs and plugging into the lucrative gambling and betting dollars, with more win - wins on the way, but at what cost? Can NRL and betting co exist in a sustainable fashion, without more sports betting scandals on the way.

Centrebet Stadium, PartyGaming Cricket Ground, Paddy Power Park, Betfair Entertainment Centre?! Who know what may be around the corner. Media Man and Gambling911 kick a goal between the posts with this special report...

The tie ins between the National Rugby League and gambling, sports betting et al, continue this week with South Sydney celebrity owner Russell Crowe, tipped to present the Bunnies' new 5-year, multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal with Tabcorp's Star City.

A press conference including Crowe has been scheduled for the Pyrmont's Star City. Souths also yesterday announced the bookmaker, Luxbet (linked to Tabcorp), as a corporate partner for 2011. The online agency will run in house tipping service Bunnybet, taking over from Betezy, which launched the gambling website portal as a joint venture with the Rabbitohs in 2009, in a media campaign pushed far and wide by the Media Man agency, which covers the sector in a fair and balanced fashion, and known to focus on the positives, while also doing hard nosed coverage on the potential dangerous of excess gambling - betting.

The Souths Rabbitohs deals comes only 5 days after the Penrith Panthers announced their Australia-first venue naming-rights contract with a sports betting and gambling company, rebranding their home ground Centrebet Stadium Penrith. The northern beaches based Manly Sea Eagles will also this year have the Centrebet logo on their jumper. No word yet what's happening to the Full Tilt Poker logo that was on East's Rooters players shorts.

This bush tucker bag of NRL - gambling news comes at the same time that a high-profile NRL player is battling a huge problem, dropping at least $1500 a week at Star City. In addition, a police investigation, as well as New South Wales Crime Commission hearings, is not yet complete into irregular betting patterns reported in last year's round-24 match between North Queensland Cowboys and and Canterbury Bulldogs aka 'The Doggies' in Townsville. 'The Doggies' still struggle to live down a football betting and sex scandal from years ago, with the obvious sexual reference tie in off 'Doggie style', a often preferred sexual position of women.

Souths' Rabbitohs new commercial deals also equate to a bit of a back down from Crowe and co-owner Peter Holmes a Court since they proposed to to remove the pokies aka 'one armed bandits' from Souths Leagues Club in 2007. "There is a time and a place for gaming and I don't believe that South Sydney is the time or the place," Holmes a Court said way back then. The club has faced serious cash flow challenges, not to mention a poor win rate over the past years, despite having a club history second to none.

Current Souths chief executive Shane Richardson would not comment on the Star City sponsorship yesterday. NRL chief executive David Gallop mentioned that many of the NRL clubs have corporate partnerships with betting firms and the NRL itself is aligned with TAB Sportsbet, for which that company pays a product fee of 5 per cent of profit on rugby league punting.

Overseas operators such as PartyGaming, Paddy Power and others are said to be keen to get in on the action, and in the meantime the international headlines add fuel to the fire.

Betting agencies associated with the game must sign integrity agreements that insist on co-operation.

"Gambling on sport is as old as sport itself. We have to accept that being able to bet on a game adds a very enjoyable aspect to viewing," Gallop said. "The arrangements that we now have with betting agencies put us in a lot better position not only in terms of being compensated for the use of our intellectual property but also in our ability to access information about irregular betting. We've worked hard with all the sports to get ourselves to that position and indeed some of the matters that have been investigated and are currently being investigated - those investigations have only been possible because of those arrangements. Our ability to get to the bottom of issues … is greatly improved by those arrangements."

Gallop, however, listened to concerns that issues such as "spot betting" were a concern, as was hard core promotion. NRL broadcaster Channel Nine has been criticised for the past 12 months for its commentators' plugging betting options during broadcasts of the game.

"In terms of the promotion of gambling we do have restrictions. Individual players can't endorse individual agencies. There are elements that are concerning such as types of bets and aggressive promotion."

'Gambling Man' (MM tag) Gallop said he was not alarmed by reporting of players with gambling problems. "Our players are a cross-section of the community and there are going to be players with social problems, be they gambling , alcohol or drugs," he said.

Media Man and Gambling911 will continue to revel more details as they come to hand, so don't change your dial.



ANZPT success forces weekly tournaments to be postponed!

The ANZPT Sydney Championships are in full swing at Star City, with six events being played over the last seven days and the Main Event almost a sell out!

Come in over the weekend and be a part of the action. Sunday 3rd May is set to be a very busy day for Poker at Star City with the final table of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event, a Teams Event, Mega Satellite into the next ANZPT event as well as the filming of a final table to award a place in the new reality TV show, ‘The Poker Star’.

Following the huge effort put in by our staff and the enormous support of our regular players throughout the tournament, our weekly Monday and Wednesday tournaments for next week will be postponed. Of course regular cash games will still be available.

Check out for the complete results of the ANZPT Sydney Championships, along with ALL the events information, and a photo gallery of the winners. Visit the site now...but only if you’re game



Star City's $475 million facelift with largest outdoor gaming area, by Justin Vallejo - 24th September 2008
(Credit: The Daily Telegraph)

Sydney's famous skyline will undergo a major facelift as part of a $475 million upgrade to Star City.

But hidden among the glitz and glamour of the new-look casino are plans for the largest outdoor gaming area in NSW.

Once ridiculed as the "Pyrmont Workers Club", the aging casino will undergo a complete overhaul - with these artists impressions revealing the first look at the dramatic changes.

The expansions plans of "Project Star", going on exhibition today , reveal a giant reshaping of the casino to face towards the harbour and Sydney's city views.

A new 309 room hotel on vacant land next to the casino will be the first major five star hotel build in the CBD since the Olympic Games.

Tabcorp's Chief Executive of Casinos Walter Bugno said Star City was now more than 10 years old and was in need an overhaul.

"This is our chance to build a world-class casino and entertainment complex," Mr Bugno said.

"For the first time, Star City will be facing the harbour and the city and that will give us an advantage that no other casino in the world can match."

Star City has included the outdoor gaming proposal in its major development application before the NSW Planning Department after it was rejected by City of Sydney Council in July.

At the time, Lord Mayor Clover Moore called the outdoor gaming area an appalling development that "would prey on the most vulnerable of society" while the NSW Health Department said it failed to meet smoke-free legislation.

It is understood that substantial changes have been made to the original proposal that was withdrawn from the council to ensure it complies with the state's unenclosed space laws.

While new licensing agreements will allow Star City to operate additional tables subject to approval, there will be no increase in the number of poker machines above the current 1500 cap.

About 750 construction jobs will be created over the next three years while another 900 hotel and casino jobs will be created when the expansion in complete in 2011.

A new grand entry to the casino on the harbour side will replace the current staircase while the existing ballroom will be expanded to hold at least 1200 people.

The final floor plans are still being designed but Mr Bugno estimates there would be around 17 restaurants and 11 bars in the new complex.



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