Packer wins battle for second Sydney casino


A second casino is set to open in Sydney in 2019 after James Packer’s plans for a $1.5 billion hotel and gambling resort at Barangaroo received backing from the New South Wales government, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Packer’s Crown Ltd is being asked to guarantee it will pour A$1 billion ($900 million) in taxes and licence fees into state coffers in the first 15 years of the project, which would feature a VIP-only casino with 120 tables and electronic gambling games but no EGMs.