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Australia’s Star Entertainment keen to operate Sydney casino ‘under supervision’
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Australia’s Star Entertainment keen to operate Sydney casino ‘under supervision’

Visitors to Sydney's Star Casino play electronic slot machines, February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterSept 27 (Reuters) - Star Entertainment Group (SGR.AX) on Tuesday accepted the findings of an inquiry that stated the casino operator unfit to hold a licence in Sydney, but said it should be permitted to continue operating under "strict supervision".The country's second-biggest casino operator said in a statement that it has developed a remediation plan, outlining actions to address "root-cause failings" mentioned in the inquiry report released earlier this month.Australia's casino sector has faced intense scrutiny over the last three years after Star's larger rival Crown Resorts was found unfit to hold gambling lice...
Roger Waters announces European tour | Entertainment
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Roger Waters announces European tour | Entertainment

Roger Waters has announced new tour dates for 2023.The former Pink Floyd frontman will kick off his European 'This Is Not A Drill' tour in Lisbon on March 17.He will also visit Barcelona, Madrid, Milan and Krakow, before finishing up in Prague on May 24.He is currently on the US leg of the tour, which was originally due to begin in 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.He said previously: "'This Is Not A Drill' is a groundbreaking new rock roll/cinematic extravaganza, performed in the round. It is a stunning indictment of the corporate dystopia in which we all struggle to survive, and a call to action to love, protect, and share our precious a...
Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
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Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

The McKinney Center and Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts will host an open house for fall classes Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is underway for all upcoming classes. Faculty will be present for questions and demonstrations. Registration will be open until Aug. 20 for most classes. Students can register online at mckinneycenter.com. For more information contact McKinney Center Director Theresa Hammons at theresah@jonesboroughtn.org or 423-753-0562.The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in T...
Australia’s Star Entertainment flags lower revenue on COVID, regulatory costs
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Australia’s Star Entertainment flags lower revenue on COVID, regulatory costs

A tourist poses for pictures at the main sign of The Star Casino, owned by Echo Entertainment, at Pyrmont Bay in Sydney July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: BUSINESS)Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJuly 29 (Reuters) - Australia's Star Entertainment Group Ltd (SGR.AX) said on Friday its annual revenue would dip from year-ago levels, pulled down by long spells of operating restrictions, pandemic-led border closures and high regulatory costs.The country's no.2 casino operator expects a normalized revenue of A$1.53 billion ($1.07 billion) for fiscal 2022, compared with A$1.55 billion last year.The company further cautioned that total costs for its mega-project Queen's Wharf Brisbane are expected to shoot about 10% higher from previous outlook of...