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Packer comes a cropper in Asia, but he’ll always have Barangaroo

Packer comes a cropper in Asia, but he’ll always have Barangaroo

Packer has finally had enough waiting around for a win in Asia. He has nothing much to prove to anyone any more.

When to hold ’em and when to fold ’em: Packer doubles down on Japan

When to hold ’em and when to fold ’em: Packer doubles down on Japan

Poor old James Packer is not having a great time of it in Macau. But there is another enticing prospect beckoning ...

Packer’s Sydney arts donation a lay-down misere

Packer’s Sydney arts donation a lay-down misere

Daily Review journalist Ben Neutze says James Packer's major arts donation -- in exchange for approval for his Sydney casino -- raises questions around the meaning and funding of culture in Australia.

America, a land largely free of pokies — but that’s changing

America, a land largely free of pokies — but that’s changing

Unlike Australia, the United States has largely been sheltered from the pervasive gambling industry. But that's changing, and Americans are asking if it's for the worse.

Hey Australia, do you really want Packer’s casino to define Sydney?

Hey Australia, do you really want Packer’s casino to define Sydney?

Journalist and author Jonathan Englert says Australia should think twice before making James Packer's new casino the face of Australia.

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

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.

Memo to Packer: how Singapore casinos keep riff-raff out

Memo to Packer: how Singapore casinos keep riff-raff out

James Packer says we're not doing enough to attract Asian gamblers away from Singapore's new casinos. Maybe he should follow the island state's lead in keeping the locals out.

Media cuddles up to Packer with few hard questions

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?

‘Fuck, this must be a good business’: Packer on casinos, Kerry

‘Fuck, this must be a good business’: Packer on casinos, Kerry

James Packer has won over NSW politicians with his plan for a massive new casino and hotel development in Sydney. Last night he was sharing more of himself than ever.

For sheer audacity, nothing surpasses Packer’s casino play

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.