Aquis, the owner of the Canberra Casino, would like to take $330 million and conduct a major makeover of the gaming property. Included in the changes would be new retail facilities, entertainment areas and world class gaming, all coming together to create a ‘Wow’ factor for visitors to enjoy. It is believed the changes would bring in as many as 700,000 more guests to the area each year.
The casino resort would have many more features, including a five-star hotel and a six-star villa for accommodations. Mass gaming facilities as well as VIP areas are included in the remodel. For shopping, Aquis plans on creating a shopping mall of luxury proportions with bars, restaurants and cafes for your dining needs.
To get started on the redevelopment project, Aquis Entertainment is speaking with community stakeholders as well as government officials. Included in the proposal is an extension of the National Convention Centre.
According to Justin Fung, the Executive Director of Aquis Entertainment, the Canberra Casino venue is currently small and lacking the ‘Wow’ factor. The casino was just purchased by the company one year ago. Fung stated that Aquis saw the potential for Canberra with what the property has to offer as well as what it was lacking and how they can fill the void. With a new casino-resort, the venue would be able to attract domestic and international tourists, instead of relying solely on local patrons of Australia.
As far as gaming is concerned, Canberra would offer gaming tables and poker machines. The number of gaming options to be allowed is currently under discussion with government officials.