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AseanPlus News 12 Nov 2013 | 9:56 AM

Sydney 'Asian high-roller' casino gets state backing

SYDNEY, Nov 12, 2013 (AFP) - Gambling mogul James Packer's plan to build a $1.5 billion casino in Sydney aimed at Asian high-rollers has won crucial support from the state government.

Business 10 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Crown exits decade-long Macau venture

HONG KONG: Casino billionaires Lawrence Ho and James Packer have said their last adieu to a decade-long gaming partnership in Macau, with each going in opposite directions.

Business 17 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Australia’s Crown Resorts shares jump on break-up plan

SYDNEY: Australia’s No. 1 casino firm Crown Resorts Ltd won support from investors and analysts for a plan to split the business, reigniting speculation billionaire owner James Packer may take part of the company private.

Music 05 Jun 2018 | 6:00 AM

Mariah Carey sells ex-boyfriend's engagement ring for RM8.4mil

Two years after Mariah Carey’s relationship with Australian billionaire James Packer lost its shine, she's selling the 35-carat diamond engagement ring he gave her.

Business 13 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Packer said to be planning talks with Genting

MELBOURNE: Billionaire James Packer would be open to an alliance with Singapore casino operator Genting to further his ambitions in Australia, where he is trying to wrest control of rival Echo Entertainment, a source said.

Business 20 Dec 2015 | 11:57 PM

Australian billionaire Crown owner quits board as Macau woes deepen

SYDNEY: Australian billionaire James Packer quit the board of casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd, four months after stepping down as chairman, as it grapples with falling revenue in the Asian gambling hub of Macau.

Business 26 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Billionaire Packer's Sydney casino plan gets initial Govt nod

SYDNEY: Australia's Crown Ltd has won initial backing from a state government for a plan to build an A$1 billion ($1.03 billion) casino in Sydney, bringing founder and billionaire James Packer closer to his goal of a global casino empire.

Corporate News 21 Mar 2018 | 3:33 AM

Australian casino boss Packer resigns due to mental illness

SYDNEY: Australian billionaire James Packer has quit the board of casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd due to mental illness, following a tumultuous period including a break-up with singer Mariah Carey and the failure of Crown's expansion strategy.

Business 22 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

Packer may launch bid for Crown

SYDNEY: James Packer (pic) has stepped down as a director of Crown Resorts Ltd, intensifying speculation he’s closer to bidding for the company or some of its assets.

Business 04 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Packer to sell Foxtel pay-TV stake, eyes casino

MELBOURNE: Australian billionaire James Packer has hired UBS to sell his 25% stake in pay TV operator Foxtel, worth about US$1bil, raising speculation he may bid for casino group Echo Entertainment and its prize asset, Sydney’s Star casino.