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Business 26 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Ellerston fund IPO to raise A$600mil

James Packer, Australia's richest man, unveiled yesterday plans to raise A$600mil, more than previously targeted, in an initial public offering of a new investment fund.

Business 01 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

PBL in second US casino deal

James Packer's Publishing Broadcasting Ltd (PBL), Australia's biggest casino owner, has invested in its second Las Vegas development, accelerating its push into North America.

Business 02 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Packer to build largest Aussie hotel

James Packer's Publishing Broadcasting Ltd, Australia's biggest casino owner, plans to build the largest hotel in the country at its Melbourne gaming house, tapping growing demand for gambling and tourism.

Business 09 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Genting takes stake in Echo

MELBOURNE: Singapore gaming operator Genting said it had taken a US$234mil stake in Echo Entertainment, raising the prospect of a battle for control over the Australian casino company with billionaire rival James Packer.

Business 10 Apr 2019 | 10:27 AM

Hard Rock, Genting may eye for control of Crown

SYDNEY: Forced to anchor in licensed clusters in Las Vegas and Macau, the world’s biggest casino operators rarely get a free shot at expansion. That’s why a once-in-a-generation opportunity to buy established resorts in Australia could escalate into a bidding war.

Business 24 May 2013 | 2:53 PM

Crown selling entire 10% in rival Echo, partly owned by Genting(Update)

SYDNEY: Australian casino company Crown Ltd sold its 10 percent stake in rival Echo Entertainment Group, signalling billionaire owner James Packer is confident of winning approval for a high-roller casino in Sydney.

Business 13 May 2013 | 8:18 AM

Aussie billionaire Packer's Crown wins approval to up stake in Echo, partly owned by Genting

SYDNEY: Crown Ltd, the Australian casino company controlled by billionaire James Packer, has won regulatory approval to increase its 10 percent stake in rival Echo Entertainment Group, the operator of Sydney's sole casino.

Business 29 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

PBL to further cut stake

James Packer, Australia's richest man, is in talks to sell a further 25% of his TV and magazines joint venture to private equity group CVC, ending his family's long-running control over key Australian media assets.

Travel 24 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Gaming zone in the making

Plans are afoot to build a casino in Sri Lanka.

World 18 Oct 2016 | 6:38 AM

Australia's Crown Resorts 'deeply concerned' about employees detained in China

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Billionaire James Packer, the majority owner of Australian Crown Resorts Ltd, said on Tuesday he was very concerned for 18 company employees detained in China for suspected "gambling crimes."