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World 24 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

China arrests Australian casino staff

Sydney: Three Australian employees of billionaire James Packer’s Crown Resorts have been formally arrested in China, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, as Beijing cracks down on high-roller gambling promotions.

Corporate News 28 Jun 2016 | 6:13 AM

Crown wins approval for Sydney casino aimed at Asian gamblers

SYDNEY: Australian mogul James Packer won approval on Tuesday for a towering six-star hotel and casino complex on Sydney harbour aimed at Asian high-rollers, with work expected to begin shortly.

Business 29 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Forrest now Australia’s richest man

Andrew Forrest, founder of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, has surpassed James Packer as Australia's richest man as a mining boom reshapes Forbes Asia's Rich List.

Corporate News 21 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Crown Resorts stung by drop in Chinese spending

SYDNEY: Australia’s biggest casino company Crown Resorts Ltd reported a sharp decline in spending by wealthy Chinese tourists at its properties, pushing its shares down in their biggest one-day fall in more than two years.

Business 25 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Australia’s Crown H1 profit jumps 28%

The company, controlled by billionaire James Packer, owns the Crown casino in Melbourne and Burswood in Perth and about a third of Melco Crown Entertainment which has fast-growing casinos in Macau. _ Reuters

Business 24 Feb 2020 | 7:00 AM

Packer’s casino in spotlight as triad claims probed

SYDNEY: Crown Resorts Ltd billionaire James Packer has endured blow upon blow for more than three years: a bruising clash with Chinese authorities and at least two aborted deals with suitors.