Tips and rumours

Nov 29, 2012

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

High rolling junket. Who’s on the Echo Entertainment magical mystery tour of Asian gambling hot sports? The Financial Review’s Nabila Ahmed is one tripper, along with Damon Kitney from the Oz. And why the trip, seeing Echo doesn’t have any casino interests in Asia? Its casinos are in Sydney and Queensland and remember James Packer is on its share register and wants a high roller casino in Sydney. As well, the trip is said to be “embargoed”. Does that mean no one will write anything ahead of the others and all the stories will appear in the respective papers on the one day? Sin control by Echo to which the journalists have agreed?

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