The ABC brings word that like a card in a monopoly game Casino Canberra has been thrown on as a sweetener to sign up the Chinese Billionaire Tony Fung to a deal for a Cairns casino.
Perhaps not understanding the conflicted perfidy of ACT politics he’s going to look into getting poker machines:
Aquis chief executive Justin Fung says the company’s plans for Canberra are not as extravagant but will address the casino’s struggling finances.
“We plan to improve the facility if possible,” he said.
“Being the only casino in the nation’s capital this is a significant asset.”
Mr Fung says a priority issue is the ACT Government’s monopoly over poker machines.
“It’s certainly something that we plan to address if the Government is open to the idea of pokie machines, we certainly would love to discuss that option,” he said.
It will take some mighty log rolling to get the ACT Labor Party to do anything to jeopardise their own pokie licences.