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Premier rolls dice

Posted by: Staff writers | 14 October, 2013 - 3:22 PM
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4BC Online: Queensland could get as many as seven new casinos as the state government tries to woo high-rolling Asian tourists.

Premier Campbell Newman announced on Monday that he would invite expressions of interest for a casino license to granted with plans for the redevelopment of the government precinct in Brisbane.

Impressed by his recent tour of Asia, including Macau and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Mr Newman says there's huge global competition for tourists.

He believes mega-casino resorts are the answer for Queensland if it wants to rake in the tourist dollars.

"Our offering has been run-down and eroded," Mr Newman told reporters.

"We're not just looking for a hotel and some shops. It's a world-class iconic precinct.

Mr Newman said his government believes Queensland can support three new integrated resort casinos and that there is also strong interest from other parts of the state.

"In the end, there could be up to seven new casinos in Queensland," he said.

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said the government would release a new draft casino policy when the EOI for the government precinct was released.

The policy would consider issues such as a market capacity, implications of additional licences on existing and future operations, financial implications for the state, community interests and social implications.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Re Casinos and comments lady made re accomodation on the beach holiday becoming too expensive for local people, in some parts of Asia and the US, there are local prices, and tourist prices, and the local prices are less. Would our resorts do that off their own back, or would the Govt have to mandate a 'discount'?

    Sue Tuesday 15 October, 2013 - 9:16 AM

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