Crown Resorts has proposed downsizing its planned luxury casino at Barangaroo in Sydney. Crown is now seeking approval for a 6,800-square-meter (approximately 73,000-square-foot) VIP casino; the original footprint had a gaming floor that was more than twice that size.
The license agreement gives Crown the right to unlimited table games within about 15,500 square meters of space, or 20 percent of the gross floor area, reported the website. Crown’s James Packer, speaking at the opening of his new $US3.2 billion Studio City casino resort in Macau, said Sydney Barangaroo is the most important project in his portfolio, which also includes a resort in Las Vegas.
“In my business life, nothing is more important than Crown Sydney,” he said. “It will be the most expensive ever to build per square foot, and we want to make it very special.” The casino was originally slated to open in November 2019, but that date has been pushed back to 2020, according to the Australian.