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This deserves a thread and the old Spit threads for the Integrated Resort are no longer relevant, besides, that was an epic fail so time to start with a clean sheet of paper:

Minister Kate Jones set for high-powered meetings with Las Vegas, Macau casino giants
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...s/news-story/0043f81061dfcae4fcb736e58e7a611f

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American casino moguls are meeting with the Queensland government, over plans to open a so-called "global tourism hub" here on the Gold Coast.
https://www.facebook.com/9NewsGoldCoast/videos/10155494308681723/

-Caesers have shown a fair amount of interest and ministers will fly to meet with them, MGM and others.
-Obviously, it won't be on the Spit now.
-It won't be on the tennis courts in Southport either (next to ASF's proposed Au).
-ASF websites are gone, not sure if they're out of the picture now.
-Aquis seem to be out of the picture.
-There are some obvious sites for this like the Vomitron site in Surfers, maybe the Transit Centre site as well. After all the fark ups with the Integrated Resort over the years I'd like them to pick some non-contentious this time.
 
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Regardless of where you propose this project, I am sure Jupiters/Star will do everything they can to stop the competition from entering the SE QLD market. Whether they have enough lobbying power and influence I dont know.
 

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Agree with the non-contentious element. Why the previous sites were entertained is beyond me.
Yeah, there is something to be said for just picking an available site already zoned for that kind of activity or which is not going to get push-back from the NIMBYs.

The Vomitron site is a really good site in that respect, EG Funds Wanderlust towers will be nearby to add further entertainment facilities and it's a stone's throw from the ocean. The light rail also goes right past it.

I think the Vomitron site (such a bad name mind you) is particularly great because it would massively expand the central fun district (I just came up with that!) of Surfers Paradise, moving it from just walking up and down the mall to also heading north to check the Wanderlust, the new cinemas, and the new Integrated Resort.

Plus, it happens to be on sale right now, so like, talk about a clear run on goal.

And you can go as high as you like.
 
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Regardless of where you propose this project, I am sure Jupiters/Star will do everything they can to stop the competition from entering the SE QLD market. Whether they have enough lobbying power and influence I dont know.
100% they would, it'll come in many forms through threatening to reduce the level of investment at existing casinos or moving their HQ back to Sydney.
 

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US-BASED casino and hotel giant Hard Rock has emerged as a major player chasing the available second casino licence on the Gold Coast.

In an email to the State Government, city council and Gold Coast tourism leaders, Hard Rock International has flagged its plan to bid for the Global Tourism Hub.

Documents obtained by the Bulletin detail how the Florida-based company wants to build an “entertainment-centric” development much different to the Coast’s sole operator, The Star at Broadbeach.

Hard Rock had been “actively engaged” with the Government from the beginning of the expressions of interest process, which began two years ago.

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https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.a...b/news-story/1d92fcbfbd501d44450eb10d5cebd9c2
 

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Interesting! Would be something quite different to what is available in Australia I imagine.

Does the article mention a location at all?
 

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Cruise Terminal proposed for Kirra again, new design addresses issues with the wave breaks etc:

https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.a...a/news-story/81d891d0a6fa8e34b082f677dc5ea218

Proposal includes:

Its features would include:

• A three-vessel cruise terminal with room for ships of between 150m and 300m, with the potential for a 450m craft;

• A cargo ship berth for loading and unloading;

• An international resort and 5000 sq m casino;

• Hotel towers of between seven and 15 stories, plus serviced villas;

• Up to 14 apartment sites of up to 30 storeys;

• A central hub would be the “NK Quay”, which would be home to a transfer terminal, restaurants, museums and exhibition space;

• 2ha water pare with a giant wave pool which could host surfing competitions;

• The North Kirra Surf Club would be given a new facility which would include a beach volleyball amphitheatre, and playgrounds;











 
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This would have to have less hope of getting off the ground than anything at the Spit. That area is full of NIMBYs and I doubt they'd give up their coastline for something like that.

Either can the whole CST idea, or do it in the Spit properly. I'm kinda just sick of hearing about it at this point.
 

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Been a while since this thread was updated, but I will bump it with news that, due to a corporate merger with/takeover by Eldorado Resorts, Caesars Entertainment has dropped out of the Gold Coast Second Casino race.

Gold Coast second casino: Gaming resort quits global tourism hub interest

A global icon in gaming resorts has cashed out its chips and quit its interest in developing a casino on the Gold Coast.

ANDREW POTTS & RYAN KEEN, Gold Coast Bulletin
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A GLOBAL gaming resort giant says it is no longer in the running for a Gold Coast global tourism hub development, pulling out after a mega-merger.

The top Queensland bureaucrat behind the GTH process has confirmed to the Gold Coast Bulletin that Caesars Entertainment - behind the iconic Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and with resorts worldwide - was no longer interested.

Tourism Department Director-General Damien Walker said: “The clear advice to the department is that this decision by the company was a result of internal company changes and not the attractiveness of the Gold Coast market as an investment opportunity,”

“This is not a concern as there are many global entertainment companies from markets across Asia and the United States who have a registered interest in delivering a new multi-billion integrated resort on the Gold Coast creating thousands of new jobs.”
Source/Read More: https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.a...t/news-story/57453f62e713ce280a010382a5a553b0
 
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