The new casino at Barangaroo for Crown Resorts in New South Wales is beginning to take shape. The casino has a boardwalk curving around the new cove in the front of Crown casino tower that has not been open to the public for over 100 years. According to the Brisbane Times, the government opened the Waterman’s Cove on 8 October 2020 as the $6 billion casino construction in Barangaroo continues to forge.
The Minister of Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes, said that the once menacing industrial land is now a Justine Beiber’s line (picture-perfect) thanks to the great design, architecture, and ample open space. He also said that it felt liberating to see an area that has been closed for centuries could turn out as an excellent place for people to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
Around the precinct are 80 trees, including Port Jackson fig that was relocated to the front of the casino, timber footpath, and sandstone ladders leading to the beachfront. According to Mr. Stokes, the walkway matches the government’s goal to open more unrestricted spaces alongside the harbor foreshore running from the Rozelle Bay all the way to Woolloomooloo.
The 15 km walking track linking the people of Sydney and Australia will soon come to completion after the Blackwattle Bay is redeveloped to include a foreshore promenade. This project comes amidst storms facing Crown Resorts following misunderstandings with the government regarding whether they can hold a casino license in Sydney.
The Fuss Surrounding Crown Resorts
Crown resorts have been rubbing shoulders with the casino regulators, china, and several other bodies over the past few months. The recent fuss is about crown resort not been able to control junket operators who manage the transport for high-rollers to Melbourne casino.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation spoke to the Guardian Australia on 9 October 2020 that it’s moving to explain money laundering after it completed its investigation into the mater. This is not the only thing happening to the Crown Resorts as there is a separate inquiry in NSW about Packer’s engagement in organized crime in junket operations.
Crown is on Track on Opening the Casino in Sydney
Although crown resorts have to prove their eligibility on owning a casino license to the Sydney 71-storey casino, the plans to open it are still on. According to the crown resorts chairwoman Helen Coonan, the company looks forward to opening the casino building anytime from December. Miss Helen is even optimistic that the COVID-19 travel restrictions won’t affect the high-roller clients overseas to cross to the casino. She described the opening as not a white elephant as there are local clients. She also said that the company wouldn’t open a facility if they didn’t think the move was financially viable.