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Renaissance men: Packer enlists Hamish Douglass to help spend his billions

Renaissance men: Packer enlists Hamish Douglass to help spend his billions

This is James Packer’s chance at investment renaissance - a fresh slate, a full wallet and a new inner sanctum of close advisers including Australia’s highest profile and (now) former fund manager Hamish Douglass.

  • by Elizabeth Knight

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Packer’s casino dream edges closer to reality - without him

Packer’s casino dream edges closer to reality - without him

James Packer orchestrated Crown’s billion dollar bet on a Sydney casino, but whether it pays off depends on the casino operator’s new owners.

  • by Colin Kruger
‘Ups, downs, challenges’: Packer praises Crown as US giant Blackstone takes reins

‘Ups, downs, challenges’: Packer praises Crown as US giant Blackstone takes reins

James Packer has praised what the company has achieved during his tumultuous ownership, especially with Crown’s Barangaroo casino in Sydney.

  • by Colin Kruger
Crown gets green light to open Sydney casino

Crown gets green light to open Sydney casino

Crown Resorts has received the green light to open its casino operations at Barangaroo, but it has yet to set a date for the big opening ahead of private equity giant Blackstone taking over on Friday.

  • by Colin Kruger
Crown’s $8.9b takeover clears penultimate hurdle

Crown’s $8.9b takeover clears penultimate hurdle

A Barangaroo casino licence is the only remaining hurdle to Blackstone’s $8.9 billion takeover of Crown Resorts, and a multibillion dollar exit for James Packer.

  • by Colin Kruger
Barangaroo casino’s opening won’t be Packer’s party
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Barangaroo casino’s opening won’t be Packer’s party

If, as anticipated, the $2.5 billion development receives the green light from the government to open the casino as early as Tuesday there will be a party but no Packer - jubilation but without James.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
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‘Fear of Packer’ pushed Star to go rogue, says director

‘Fear of Packer’ pushed Star to go rogue, says director

A Star Entertainment Group director says fear of competition from James Packer’s new Sydney casino was a key reason the company embraced rogue behaviour that left it open to money laundering and criminal infiltration.

  • by Patrick Hatch
From Christian Porter to Crown, new casino watchdog boss is prepared to ruffle feathers
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Casinos

From Christian Porter to Crown, new casino watchdog boss is prepared to ruffle feathers

Former MinterEllison boss Annette Kimmitt has only been in her new job for two weeks but she is already making her mark on Crown Resorts.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
‘The deceit, the crime, the destroyed lives’: How Australia lost its gamble on casinos

‘The deceit, the crime, the destroyed lives’: How Australia lost its gamble on casinos

Governments were warned crime would be “knocking on the door” of our casinos. Over time, they allowed it to walk right in.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Star risks joining Crown’s regulatory hat-trick
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Casinos

Star risks joining Crown’s regulatory hat-trick

But even after a regulatory bath, Australian casinos can still make a healthy return.  Behaving is just another cost of doing business.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
‘Shattered’ James Packer’s silence following death of Shane Warne
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‘Shattered’ James Packer’s silence following death of Shane Warne

The billionaire and Test legend shared a special relationship.

  • by Andrew Webster