Casino development seems to be a priority for Australian politicians, as improving the gaming market would also present a boost to the local economy. In addition to James Packers plans to build a new casino in Bangaroo, Premier Campbell Newman has also suggested that a new casino be built in Brisbane.
Currently, the local government is looking for ways to redevelopment a key part of the city. The Executive Building and the Public Works Buildings will soon be demolished and Campbell believes that their sites would present the ideal location for the city’s second casino.
Echo Entertainment was an early candidate for the owner of the casino. However, the company already owns the Treasury Casino, which is already located in Brisbane; so, the government rejected its proposal.
Newman has discussed the plan with James Packer of Crown Casinos. It seems that the operator may be the front runner for the development of the new casino in Brisbane, which would be yet another victory for the already thriving casino company.