Will saying no to the Crown reduce problem gambling in Australia?
Is it time to become a gambling republic once and for all?
It’s certainly got me stumped. Royally in fact.
The following press release was distributed to the top News agencies in Australia earlier today and we felt it necessary to share this with our readers as well – look out for this story in your local paper tomorrow!
Australia's Growing Gambling Crisis – It's the Crown or the Country
Will a Gambling Republic Reduce Harm and Minimise Pokie Addiction?
JAMES PACKER’S GROWING CASINO PORTFOLIO IS IN DIRECT CONFLICT WITH AUSTRALIA’S EFFORTS TO COMBAT PROBLEM GAMBLING AND MINIMISE THE IMPACT THIS IS HAVING ON SOCIETY AS A WHOLE. PACKER’S CASINO RESORT GROUP UNDERMINES OUR BEST EFFORTS TO FIGHT THIS PROBLEM AND LEAVES US ASKING THE QUESTION – WOULD AUSTRALIA BE BETTER OFF WITHOUT THE CROWN?
Australia, (September 27, 2016) – A $3 BILLION casino plan for the Southport Spit is expected to go before State Cabinet within weeks as a new poll reveals widespread support for the proposal.
This seems to be in direct conflict with an ever-growing crisis of gambling addiction and excessive pokie spend that targets the most disadvantaged suburbs and bears a social cost of over $4 billion a year. (Learn more here)
OnlinePokies.com.au last week exclusively revealed plans by Chinese-owned ASF for a casino, operated by James Packer's Crown group, between Sea World and Palazzo Versace. As well as an up-market casino targeting Asian high-rollers, the game-changing project would boast three towers, seven high-end restaurants and a Florida Keys-style bridge linking The Spit to Southport to ease traffic congestion. Sea World would also double in size, add a water park and become the biggest theme park in the country. Work could start as early as next year.
(See this article HERE where we cover the plans for this new casino in more detail)
Packer Lacks Local Support – Not That He Gives a Toss
Wait!? Did they think I might actually care? DYING!
While a poll apparently compiled for The Sunday Mail has shown strong backing for the plan from Gold Coasters the ReachTEL poll of over 1000 coast residents reveals that less than half supported the casino development with over 37% strongly against the idea*
*The ReachTEL poll of 1098 Coast residents on Thursday night found 45.3 per cent supported the development, with 37.8 per cent opposed and 16.9 per cent undecided. – This doesn’t even take into account the environmental impact – of which assessments need to be completed.
Residents like Luke Sorenson and son Kyle are against the proposal and are well aware of the negative impact it will have on both the environment and the community
OnlinePokies.com.au have spoken exclusively to The State Government and local members who are progressing the proposal and informed us it will be considered by Cabinet soon.
While we cannot confirm or deny how Mr Packer feels about the lack of local support it would be fair to assume that he couldn’t give two shits and is busy filing his care factor towards the whole thing somewhere between ‘None’ and ‘Buckleys’*
*This is based on past experiences and the fact James Packer has more political influence and overall power than most. Oh and there’s the golden rule.
THE GOLDEN RULE – He who has the GOLD makes the RULES
The Southport Spit Casino Proposal Looks …Unsightly
The Ever Growing Crown of Thorns
A Press Release from a few months back highlights the concern we have towards Packer’s growing portfolio – because it seems that the moment one Casino gets the green light he goes and starts proposing more!?!
Australia, (August 31, 2016) – James packer is all set to start his new construction project, a spectacular Crown Casino Resort that will take $2 billion to develop. This new project which will alter the Sydney skyline greatly has just got final go-ahead from NSW Planning Commission. The new James Packer owned casino is part of the growing Crown group (which will soon expand its portfolio with a proposed $3 Billion Casino at Southport Spit) and when completed, Barangaroo Crown Casino will become the most luxurious casino and resort in the Southern Hemisphere.
If packer truly gets to achieve what he plans to do with this new casino, Barangaroo Crown Casino is going to be a one of a kind landmark in the area. The hotel is supposed to be a 6 star hotel according to James Packer. However, the international rating system and the formal accommodation rating system in Australia or the Triple A system can only go up to 5 stars. However there are lots of new exciting features that this hotel can boast of that may make it a tad more than just a 5 star hotel. For starters, it is going to have a facade that will look like three petals twisted and winded together which will be veiled by using white glass. It is also going to become the tallest building in Sydney with a height of 270 meters or more. The project is going to be designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects that has previously worked on notable landmarks like London 2012 Basketball Arena and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
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Go to OnlinePokies.com.au – better odds and payout rates all round. But shhhhhhh