Queensland’s government has signalled its support for plans for a new gaming venue to be built on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Should a proposal go ahead, it would bring a second casino to the city after the Star Gold Coast, operated by the Star Entertainment Group.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said that he had received a letter from state development minister Anthony Lynham, on behalf of premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, which revealed the government’s support for the proposals.
The news comes two months after the government rejected a A$3 billion plan for a casino site at Southport, backed by Chinese group ASF Consortium, after local residents expressed concerns.
The new venue will not be built at the previously proposed Southport site, however.
The Government of Queensland is now expected to issue a statement seeking applications from international investors for a new gaming venue, with reports suggesting that Las Vegas operator Caesars Entertainment may launch a bid to invest.