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Aussie Casino No Longer Crowning Glory, Says Review

3 September 2003

MELBOURNE, Australia – As reported by the Herald Sun: ``Crown casino has been warned that it needs a facelift or it risks losing its world-class status.

``The alert from the state's gaming regulator comes just six years after more than $2 billion was spent building the gambling mecca.

``A Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority review released yesterday indicated areas of the casino are on the brink of slipping below international standards.

```Some parts of the casino complex, such as the furnishings, are showing their age,' the report said. 'The authority expects Crown to redirect more funds to capital expenditure . . . to ensure the casino complex remains a world-class facility.'

``Crown, owned by the Packer family's PBL, was opened for business in May 1997…"

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