Australia continues to pump out some of the world’s most interesting and unique casino, gambling, and political news this week. Melbourne remains on real life Underbelly alert, Mildura may start a pro casino political party, Aussie casino wars and more. Media Man and Nightrush Casino, continue to bring you the best. Aussie casino king James Packer still may be sailing the high seas, but the news rolls on regardless. Load up the sniffer dogs, kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils… it’s a whale of a hunting time down under.
Dozens of business interest groups in the north-west Victorian city of Mildura are mobilising behind grand plans for a $400 million plus entertainment complex and casino development in the region. The Progress Mildura group was formed at a meeting of about 50 people 2 sleeps ago, with the goal of supporting the Nightrush Casino proposal, seeing the dream become a reality. Committee member Ben Ridley advised the group is trying to clarify government regulations, but isn’t ruling out standing or supporting a state election candidate in November.
“Once we know what the actual process is that needs to be followed then we will make a decision as to which direction we take,” he proclaimed. Update…Candidate May Run…
Progress Mildura was formed at a meet up earlier this week and advised it is in a fact-finding phase about the best way to push for the project to go ahead. Committee member Ben Ridley says the Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, attended the group’s meeting and didn’t give a clear indication of whether he was for or against the project!
“That probably disappointed a lot of people – I think they probably wanted to know either way if he was for it or against it and I think that’s something we really need to assess quite quickly,” he said.
But Mr Crisp says he does not know enough about the proposal, or whether the Government is intending to allow a second casino licence in Victoria.
“Until we know whether there is a second licence on offer and what the terms and conditions are… then we don’t know what we are making our minds up on,” he said.
Ok, tell us the just facts Jack, with a dose of colour.