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    The Star Sydney has been named Casino Operator of the Year Asia/Australia at the 10th Annual International Gaming Awards held on February 6, 2017. According to a press release from the operator, the International Gaming Awards judges recognized The Star’s robust vision, originality and vitality across brand identity, marketing, customer service and innovation that successfully […]

    The Star booked out over CNY, says managing director

    Sydney casino operator The Star is officially booked out over the busy Chinese New Year period with Chinese patrons, according to local media. The Star managing director Greg Hawkins said there was a significant demand for its restaurants, hotel rooms and casino facilities, with over 4000 rooms booked over the next fortnight. Hawkins says patrons […]

    Echo to beef up Star casino

    Australia’s Echo Entertainment plans a revamp of its Star casino property in Sydney to meet expected competition from James Packer’s $2 billion development at Barangaroo in the city, the Australian Financial Review cited managing director Greg Hawkins as saying. Packer’s six-star VIP-only resort is scheduled to open in 2019. The Star plan will look at […]

    Echo upbeat on Asia tourism, aims to fill aspirational gap

    Echo Entertainment, which beat a consortium of Greenland and Crown Resorts to redevelop the Queen’s Wharf in Brisbane, says the gap between actual visitors to Australia and those who place the country at the top of their aspirational list shows the enormous potential for Asian tourism.In a recent interview at Echo Entertainment’s current headquarters at The Star casino in Sydney, new Managing Director and CEO, Matt Bekier and Star Managing Director Greg Hawkins expressed full confidence Australia's ability to pull in the Asian crowds.