AUSTRALIA: Have a good look - because unless you have $5 million to deposit with Crown as surety, it will be the last chance you have to see the sort

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No expense spared for high rollers' new home at Crown Casino | Herald Sun
No expense spared for high rollers' new home at Crown Casino
  • Nick Leys
  • From: Herald Sun
  • September 10, 2010 12:00AM


Crown CEO David Courtney in the golden corridors that links the four private gambling rooms. Picture: David Caird Source: Herald Sun




CROWN casino has opened the doors, briefly, to its new private gaming rooms, the main attraction in a $212 million assault on international high rollers.
Have a good look - because unless you have $5 million to deposit with Crown as surety, it will be the last chance you have to see the sort of luxury the world's top gamblers revel in.
Finishing touches to the $25 million four private gaming rooms and amenities were still being made yesterday, ahead of last night's arrival of the first gamblers to play at these tables.
The high rollers were flown in from Shanghai in one of Crown's three Gulfstream jets, the latest costing Crown $30 million.
From the airport, gamblers are picked up in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, worth about $1.3 million.
The high roller rooms occupy the top floor of Crown Towers, offering four playing tables with the game of choice baccarat.
Chief executive officer of Crown Melbourne David Courtney said the extravagance was necessary to attract the world's biggest gamblers, who generate more than 30 per cent of the casino's revenue.
"There have been two new mega-resorts opened in Singapore - the Marina Bay Sands and the Resort World Sentosa - each at a cost of $5 billion and of course there is the major expansion of gaming in Macau and an upgrade in Las Vegas," he said.
"They are our principal competitors. We've waited and taken a look at the best they have offered in terms of gaming salons and we've made sure we've offered something just a little bit better.
"These rooms here are in our view the best in the world."
Crown recently posted an annual profit of $292 million
 
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Re: AUSTRALIA: Have a good look - because unless you have $5 million to deposit with Crown as surety, it will be the last chance you have to see the sort of luxury the world's top gamblers revel in.

that guy just looks like he has a lot of money
 
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Re: AUSTRALIA: Have a good look - because unless you have $5 million to deposit with Crown as surety, it will be the last chance you have to see the sort of luxury the world's top gamblers revel in.

I'll bet he has a tiny giraffe too
 
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Re: AUSTRALIA: Have a good look - because unless you have $5 million to deposit with Crown as surety, it will be the last chance you have to see the sort of luxury the world's top gamblers revel in.

Those people in Austraila are known as big gamblers
 
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Re: AUSTRALIA: Have a good look - because unless you have $5 million to deposit with Crown as surety, it will be the last chance you have to see the sort of luxury the world's top gamblers revel in.

That guy looks like he got beat up in prep school
 
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