The Australian facility Adelaide Casino will start its US$210 million redevelopment in June.
Australia.- SkyCity Entertainment Group, the company in charge of the redevelopment of Adelaide Casino, announced that the expansion will start in June. The US$210 million project will create up to 800 ongoing jobs upon its completion.
Premier Steven Marshall said the expansion will grow the state’s economy: “[The new hotel] will equal the best in Australia, if not be above it for this type of facility.” Adelaide Casino general manager Luke Walker also said that the casino redevelopment will help South Australia: “The South Australian tourism industry has so much to offer interstate and international visitors, and the introduction of this new facility, complete with luxury hotel accommodation, outstanding food and beverage offerings and world-class entertainment spaces will help to attract high-end visitors to the vibrant Riverbank Precinct and to the state.”
The Independent Gaming Authority and State Government said that they made it very clear that the facility would need to “have systems in place to identify and prevent problem gamblers from accessing premium gaming areas.” Walker said that the concerns were being addressed in order to proceed with the redevelopment. “It’s a full-time roster [of professionals], 24/7, to monitor and detect potential problems and we’ll be expanding that team. There are two jobs being recruited currently.”