There are more than a few questions surrounding blacklisted casino magnate Stanley Ho's relationship to Sydney's incoming Crown Casino.
The latest update in a long media obsession with the Packer family has shown the perils of an early deadline.
What would the detached billionaire say if Mark Robley, the pokies addict featured so dramatically on 7.30 on Monday night, made a surprise appearance?
The Weekend Australian dedicated 8800 words to the Crown exec, arguably the greatest broadside of Packer content since Kerry Packer's death in 2005
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The opening day attracted a full-scale media press conference before proceedings commenced in court 8G of the Federal Court building.
With the release of the last of his imprisoned employees in China, Packer has learned from his errors and is again refocusing Crown towards the future.
Crown should have known that its China venture was going to attract the wrong sort of attention. But can James Packer bring Crown back from the disaster?