After careful consideration, the SkyCity Entertainment Group has finally given the go ahead for the Adelaide Casino to undergo AU$330 million expansions. The reason that it took long for the expansion to be confirmed was because the casino had many renovations in mind.
Adelaide Casino Expansions
The expansions proposed for the casino are as follows:
- Increasing the number of hotel rooms from 89 to 123 rooms.
- Including an additional floor.
- New restaurants and bars, which is inclusive of a rooftop bar.
- Additional function spaces that can cater for 750 people.
Luke Walker, the general manager at Adelaide Casino, states that they would like to give the casino and hotel, a fresh look. He continued to say that the aim is to redesign the interior and further revitalise the social, entertainment and gaming spaces. He also added that some of the restaurants and bars will be relocating.
Walker breathed a sigh of relief after the expansion was confirmed. He stated that the negotiations with the South Australian Government had been lengthy. Now that negotiations are over, and the casino is ready for renovations, Walker expresses that this is truly a monumental occasion!
Adelaide Casino, Ready to Go
What is great about these renovations is that they require no additional gambling licenses. In addition, the regulations and oversight would continue as per normal. Stephen Mullighan, Minister of Infrastructure, states that the negotiations focused their attention on the access to the VIP gaming rooms.
He states that the greatest objective is to allow more people to access the premium gaming area. In contrast to the amount of tax they will be paying to the Government.
Results of The Expansion of Adelaide Casino
The upgrades are projected to be completed in 2020. Further, projections of around 1000 jobs will be created during the phase of construction. And an additional 800 jobs once the revamp is complete!