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just saw on the news a render for the new casino expansion... alas i cant find any on the old threads on here... i think it has been mentioned previously on another thread ages ago, but i think it deserves it own thread :)

please post the renders if anyone can find them!!! as a regular gambler im very excited!! the current space dosnt allow for enough tables and those damn tourists always hog the seats!!!
 

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no didnt look like it on the news, the render had to big wings in an L shape either side of the existing flashing light 'diamond' roof' with a a balcony that ran the entire front... bout time they made use of all that lagoon frontage... should be much nicer !
 

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Tabcorp to Update Jupiters Casino to Lure Gamblers

April 12 (Bloomberg) --

Tabcorp Holdings Ltd., Australia's biggest gaming company, will spend A$53.5 million ($42 million) refurbishing its Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast, amid increased competition for Asian gamblers.

The casino and gaming areas will be consolidated into a single, expanded floor and a live entertainment venue, new restaurant and balconies with beach views will be added at the 20-year-old casino, Melbourne-based Tabcorp said in a statement today.

Tabcorp is battling Las Vegas casino owners including Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Las Vegas Sands Corp. who are expanding into Macau and bidding for a proposed casino in Singapore, for so-called high rollers, or gamblers who bet more than $1 million a visit. The value of bets by high-rollers at Tabcorp's three Queensland casinos, including Jupiters, fell 40 percent in the first half.

``The upgrade will better position the property for the future and provide greater flexibility for us to cater for our customers ever-changing needs,'' David Banks, the head of Tabcorp's casinos, said in the statement. The work is due to be completed by the end of 2006.

Tabcorp is also bidding for the Singapore casino to retain Asian gamblers, who may prefer to travel to Singapore rather than fly to Australia, where the company also owns Sydney's sole casino.

The company's shares rose 4 cents to A$16.60 at 10:09 in Melbourne. They have risen 35 percent in the past year.

Tabcorp Chief Executive Matthew Slatter has spent A$3.9 billion on acquisitions since 2003, including Jupiters, to increase his share of Australia's A$15 billion-a-year gambling industry to a quarter.



To contact the reporter on this story:
Robert Fenner in Sydney at [email protected]

To contact the editor responsible for this story:
Peter Vercoe [email protected]

Last Updated: April 11, 2005 20:13 EDT
 

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media release from http://www.tabcorp.com.au

$53.5m upgrade at Conrad Jupiters on the Gold Coast
Published: April, 12 2005


Tabcorp’s Chief Executive of Casinos, David Banks, today announced plans for a $53.5 million refurbishment of Conrad Jupiters hotel and casino on the Gold Coast.

All casino and gaming operations are to be consolidated on one newly refurbished and expanded gaming floor. A new entertainment precinct with live music will also form part of the multi-million dollar upgrade at the complex.

Stylish balconies will also become a feature of the casino, providing stunning views of the Broadbeach area and along the spectacular Gold Coast.


Mr Banks said: “This is the biggest upgrade of Conrad Jupiters in the 20-year history of the casino and hotel complex.

“The construction project will provide jobs in the area and the new facilities will certainly bring economic benefits to the region.

“Conrad Jupiters is a Queensland icon and the $53.5 million investment will ensure the hotel and casino complex continues to be a leading entertainment destination for local, national and international customers on the Gold Coast,” he said.

Construction is expected to begin in August this year and should be completed by the end of next year.

Highlights of the refurbishment program include:

All the casino and gaming operations will be moved to one floor, creating an extra 3,500 square metres of additional space.
The enlarged area will be totally refurbished with contemporary furnishings, lighting and the latest gaming products.
Large balconies off the main gaming floor with views of the Broadbeach area.
A new restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.
Provision of lounge areas on the gaming floor for people to relax.
A feature bar and a bar area to cater for the 18 to 35-year-old market.
A new entertainment area on the current upper level gaming floor providing live music.
A stylish single entry onto the main gaming floor.
The new restaurant inside the casino will provide customers with additional variety and also boast an outdoor dining area which capitalises on the views of Broadbeach and the Gold Coast.

Mr Banks said: “The refurbishment is a very exciting stage for Conrad Jupiters as it will provide what our customers have been asking for – and that is a rejuvenated gaming floor, greater food options, lounge areas, balconies and live entertainment. We also believe the upgrade will better position the property for the future and provide greater flexibility for us to cater for our customers’ ever changing needs.

Mr Banks said the upgrade investment reflected Tabcorp’s commitment to the Gold Coast and Queensland. “We are very excited about the refurbishment plans which we have been working on for more than six months.

“Through Conrad Jupiters, Tabcorp is one of the biggest employers in the region and we’re committed to providing customers with outstanding entertainment on the Gold Coast,” Mr Banks said.

The Chief Operating Officer at Conrad Jupiters, Charles Read, said the new design would have a contemporary Gold Coast feel. “The new facilities will set a new standard for entertainment on the Gold Coast,” he said.

“The Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing regions of Australia and as we prepare to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Conrad Jupiters this is a terrific opportunity to upgrade our facilities.”


Architects for the project will be Gold Coast company The Buchan Group and the interior design is being managed by Bates Smart.

Tabcorp is Australia’s premier gambling and entertainment group and is the fourth biggest entertainment and gambling company in the world. The company has a mix of hotel and casino complexes, convention and exhibition centres, wagering, gaming and media assets in Australia.

Tabcorp owns and operates Sydney’s Star City Hotel and Casino, Conrad Jupiters, Conrad Treasury in Brisbane and Jupiters Townsville, the TAB in Victoria and New South Wales and media assets including Sky Channel and 2KY.

For more information contact:
Bruce Tobin
General Manager Public Affairs
Tel: (03) 9868 2508
 

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At first I thought this was about Jupiters Casino in Townsville. I added Gold Coast to the title to avoid confusion.
 

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:uh:

I actually really like it (the casino, not the bunker :) )
 

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Thank God for that!!!! Its about time this place got a proper upgrade. The actual hotel is fantastic (stay there often) although they could do with new curtains and bedspreads as they are a little "white shoe brigade meets the shell shop". Seriously though, it sounds like the upgrades will be a big improvement, and I wouldnt be surprised if the balconies have something to do with the Non-smoking laws that will be in full effect as of June/July next year.

This is still my favourite building on the coast so I will be very interested to see the finished product.
 

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should be something substantial by now? i hope they exploit the river to the max.... was a bit strange that the whole building was surrounded by water but you cant actually see any of it from anywhere in the building lol
 

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I couldn't get pics but drove past yesterday and its massive, two huge platforms come out from the sides of the sloped bit over the river and engulf part of the monorail track.
 

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i wish the monorail went somewhere other then just across the street though lol
 
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