Corporate bits | Jimmy Barnes to perform at the Parisian

Australian rock singer, Jimmy Barnes, is performing his greatest hits at The Parisian Macao’s Theatre for one night only, on December 9.

According to a press release from the Parisian, Barnes’ 40-year musical career began when he entered the music scene as the lead singer for Cold Chisel, Australia’s most successful rock band.

Within a month of Cold Chisel disbanding, Barnes was on the road with a new band and soon released his first solo album, “Bodyswerve.” It entered the charts at number one and has sold more records in Australia than any other album from an Australian rock and roll artist.

Barnes will perform his most popular hits with a new band for this Macau debut. The press release states that Barnes is renowned for his live shows and signature raspy voice.

Tickets are on sale at all Cotai Ticketing box offices and are priced at MOP780, MOP580 and MOP380.

Great Canadian, Brookfield win Ontario casinos bid

Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Brookfield Business Partners LP won a bid to operate gaming facilities in the Toronto area that generate revenue of more than CAD1 billion (USD788 million) as Ontario moves to modernize gambling in the province.

The Richmond, British Columbia-based casino operator and Brookfield Business, the private-equity unit of Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management Inc., were selected by the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. to run three casinos for 22 years, according to a statement released by the two companies on Monday. The properties include more than 4,000 slot machines, 60 table games and more than 2,200 staff. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

Toronto Area concession, the largest by OLG, includes the Slots at Woodbine racetrack, Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino in Port Perry. Great Canadian Gaming opened the Shorelines Casino in Belleville, Ontario in January after winning a bid in 2016 for C$51.3 million.

The group could invest about C$1 billion over the life of the concession and plans to expand gaming offerings while adding conference, hotel and entertainment facilities, Brookfield Business Partners CEO Cyrus Madon said.

“The market is currently underserved so there is pretty strong growth potential there,” Madon said on a conference call. “We believe with improvements and expansions, and the addition of things like table games, the amount of gaming revenue to be had will be very substantial to where it is today.”


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