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Let the chips fall where they may: mapping Packer’s empire

James Packer won big when Crown was granted a gaming licence for a facility at Barangaroo, but as Crikey’s map of the company’s international portfolio shows, there’s plenty more where that came from.

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Tips and rumours

Publishing CEO quits … The Voice’s Harrison Craig had a recording contract already? … stockbroking capers at charity night …

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Media cuddles up to Packer with few hard questions

James Packer is getting a dream run from the media on his plans for a Sydney casino. Why isn’t anyone asking harder questions about his strategy?

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Echo’s leadership gamble sheds light on Packer project

Larry Mullin’s decision to step down as CEO of Echo Entertainment follows speculation of tensions within the group’s senior management. It also sheds light on Brett Paton’s surprise resignation.

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GetUp! hits Woolies with EGM tactic from Packer playbook

After James Packer blazed the trail and demonstrated how a full-on media campaign, combined with the calling of an EGM, can destabilise a public company, GetUp! has followed in his footsteps

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Is Jeff Kennett really and truly independent of James Packer?

James Packer’s deployment of Jeff Kennett in his controversial bid to gain a monopoly over high-roller gambling in Australia really does have it all. The angles are endless.

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For sheer audacity, nothing surpasses Packer’s casino play

For sheer audacity, nothing compares with James Packer’s extraordinary decision to requisition an EGM of Echo Entertainment group shareholders to remove John Story and install his old mate Jeff Kennett.

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With Karl, James Packer showed he has his swagger back

James Packer showed us last night in a very positive interview on 60 Minutes that perhaps a direct media stake is unnecessary.

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Star inquiry: high rollers, high management and call to ‘bring on the pussy’

For a man who was elected on a platform of cleaning up the “Labor mates” culture and “sleaze” of the previous 16 years, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell is making a very poor fist of the latest scandal at The Star casino.

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BOF’s man quits as casino inquiry hears of sex, Viagra, white powder

It’s hard to know why NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has taken such a body blow for someone as inconsequential as Peter Grimshaw.

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