Canberra Casino opened last Friday after a $14 million investment which aimed at attracting international gaming public.
Casino owner, Aquis Entertainment and Cox Architecture organised an official opening party last Thursday. The party was attended by over 600 guests and the proceeds were donated to Lifeline Canberra and the Ricky Stuart Foundation.
Canberra casino will reopen to the public on Friday after a $14 million refurbishment aimed at drawing international gamblers to Canberra.
On Thursday night, casino owner Aquis Entertainment and Cox Architecture firm hosted an opening party for more than 600 guests, with proceeds donated to Lifeline Canberra and the Ricky Stuart Foundation.
Rhiannon Bach, Canberra casino manager noted that the refurbishment would surprise many guests.
Rhiannon Bach, Canberra casino manager:
After Canberra Casino opened last week, Hong-Kong based Aquis Entertainment believes the resort would attract an extra 750,000 visitors a year, also high-end Chinese players.
The casino will be able to offer poker machines at the facility, as the ACT government agreed for it in early May. The move effectively breaks clubs’ stranglehold on machines.
The fact that Canberra Casino opened with poker machines has angered Canberra clubs who have counted on gambling earnings to stay afloat.
The Canberra Vikings Group has already released an ambitious development plan in Canberra’s south as profits there are falling dramatically and poker machines planned for Canberra casino.