Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex

A-Max delivers with focus on VIP play

Macau casino investor A-Max Holding's VIP junket venture launched operations with a bang over the weekend, delivering record levels of high-stakes play to Melco PBL Entertainment's struggling US$583.6 million Crown Macau casino hotel.

Thursday, 20 December, 2007, 12:00am

Luck may finally be running out for Eddie Ye

Super Ocean Group owner used his own company for gambling exchanges

Eddie Ye Lipei is a man who loves to gamble. At the Crown Casino in Melbourne, he had a credit facility of A$500,000 (HK$2.56 million), lost up to $5 million a night and still had time for the occasional round of golf with the management.

4 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Idyllic spa lets East and West meet

Visitors to Melbourne's Crown Casino have left the calming oasis of the Crown Spa relaxed and rejuvenated thanks to a combination of Eastern and Western health and beauty treatments in spa surroundings described by many as among the most beautiful in the world.

26 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Gamblers bite the hand that feeds them

As Asian economies continue to falter, there must be some comfort in the fact that people in this part of the world remain in the premier league when it comes to gambling.

This thought came to mind as more news was received from Australia about the sharply-declining fortunes of the glitzy palace on the Yarra River, Melbourne's Crown Casino.

31 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Gamblers are feeling the heat

Carefully time your drive down the street beside Melbourne's new casino complex on a cold winter's evening, leave the car windows open and suddenly a wave of ferocious heat will roll over you.

Don't worry though. It's just the fireballs, the 10-metre-high gas propelled fireballs the Crown Casino publicity says evoke 'ancient rituals or the gates of a Medieval castle'.

21 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Losing streak for Chinatown

Every hour a small crowd gathers outside Shark Fin House in Little Bourke Street, the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown. A bus with a crown logo arrives, the crowd boards, paying no fares, and the bus trundles towards one of the city's most controversial destinations.

12 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

First casino backed

IN a place so enamoured of gambling and with good links to ''Down Under'', it is surprising that Hong Kong has heard so little of one of the most successful recent corporate floats in Australia.

That company is Crown Casino Ltd, the group with the licence to build and operate the first casino in Melbourne, the capital of the Australian state of Victoria.

20 Mar 1994 - 12:00am