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Asian High-Rollers Back in Australia's Casinos

15 December 2000

AUSTRALIA – Dec. 15, 2000 – As reported by the Australian News Interactive: "The Asian high-roller is back at the casino tables of Australia - helping deliver a five-fold increase in profits.

"The fall-away of big players in the aftermath of the Asian economic crisis has ended, with a 47 per cent increase in takings from overseas and premium players.

"Casinos report growing demand from Asian clientele, with the exception of their old Indonesian customers.

"…Burswood International Resort Casino managing director John Schaap said the casino had not seen a big increase in overseas players, but a change in the mix, most notably the absence of Indonesian clients.

"The Perth casino is seeing an increase in Thai, Singaporean and Malaysian punters and is turning its marketing attention to north Asia, the traditional market of the east-coast operations…"

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