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Australia's Gold Coast considers casino

3 June 2008

AUSTRALIA -- As reported by the Gold Coast News: "An aquatic centre under the sea and two more casinos are the first revolutionary ideas put forward as the Gold Coast develops a top 10 list of future attractions.

"Following in the footsteps of Brisbane's bold proposals for a cable-car on Mt Coot-tha and an underwater world at North Bank, the Gold Coast is devising a list of iconic projects for the next five to 10 years.

"...Tourism Queensland chief executive officer Anthony Hayes said yesterday it was time for the industry to think creatively, dream big and to leave the worry about bureaucracy, funding and other hurdles until later.

"...Mr Hayes set the ball rolling with suggestions for another two or three casinos on the Gold Coast, an underwater world beneath the sea or better facilities for the Magic Millions carnival.

"...'It's more than just gambling, it's about entertainment and restaurants. Just look at Las Vegas and what the Crown Casino has done to Melbourne.'..."

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