Asia & Australasia
30th December Brisbane, Australia Source: ABC Newswire
Man shot dead after Treasury casino seige
Australian police shot dead a gunman who had taken two hostages and demanded A$500,000 from staff at the Treasury casino in Brisbane. The incident began at around 7pm on the 29th with the fatal shooting almost four hours later after the casino had been evacuated.
Source: Australian News Network
December Canberra, Aus
Source: Courier Mail
November Brisbane, Aus
November Melbourne Source:
Australian News Network
With the recent takover of Melbourne's Crown casino by Kerry Packer's family controlled Publishing and Broadcasting, James Packer, Kerry's son will be taking over the helm at the casino complex.
Lloyd Williams the former Crown chief has resigned after being involved in tabling the original bid as well as designing the A$2 billion property. Sydney's Star City also the subject of a takeover from Tabcorp means that Australias two biggest casinos will both have new owners entering the new millennium.
November Sydney Source:
Mikohn Gaming Corporation has announced that it has been awarded a contract from TAB Ltd, Sydney to install a wide area progressive slot system in New South Wales. Mikohn will also supply the signage and electrical displays for the system expected to be operational by April 2000.
As part of the deal, TAB will acquire a 50 percent equity interest in Mikohn's Australian subsidiary, Mikohn Gaming Australasia Pty. Limited. TAB is best known for its totalisator and betting agency operations throughout New South Wales.The company also has an exclusive license to monitor 95,000 slot machines at 3,000 venues in New South Wales
Mikohn Wins Major Contract from TAB Limited of Australia For a Wide Area Progressive Slot System and Related Equipment