Vegas Look Tapped For Casino Canberra

The Las Vegas look is what Hong Kong billionaire Tony Fung’s Aquis Group wants for its Casino Canberra revamp late 2016.

It purchased the property late December for A$6 million ($4.6 million) from Casinos Australia. It has invited Las Vegas’ Friedmutter Group, which designed the $3.9 billion Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas, and Resort and Westar Architects behind MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Caesars Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, to submit designs and work with Canberra-based Cox Architects.

Aquis is transforming the casino to a wider entertainment hub, “to include a mix of internationally acclaimed restaurants, bars, nightlife and entertainment options along with a redeveloped casino.”