New poll finds majority of Gold Coasters back casino plans

It is being reported that the Casino planned for a site next to Sea World is expected to go before State Cabinet in the next few weeks, with a new poll finding a majority of Gold Coasters want it to go ahead.

The ASF consortium would handle construction of the $3 billion project, which would include three new towers and a Florida Keys style bridge to Southport.

A Sunday Mail poll has found that over 45 per-cent of Gold Coasters quizzed support the plan, close to 40 per-cent are opposed and around 17 per-cent are undecided.


The publication last week exclusively revealed plans by Chinese-owned ASF for a casino, operated by James Packer’s Crown group, between Sea World and Palazzo Versace.

Under the proposal Sea World would also double in size, add a water park and become the biggest theme park in the country.

Work could start as early as next year.