Happy Easter punters, gamblers, journos, politicians, entertainment news junkies...one and all. We have an full Easter basket of news for you today. Media Man and Gambling911 with your Eggs Lent news report...
Perth Taxi Driver Robs Fare From Burswood Punter Passenger...
A Perth taxi driver has been charged with robbing a passenger he was driving home from the popular Burswood Casino. Western Australian police said the 29-year-old taxi driver from Mirrabooka had attacked his passenger, a 25-year-old Tuart Hill man.
At the passenger's request, the driver had stopped at an ATM to get cash for his fare home from the casino. When his transaction was declined, the man offered the taxi driver his driver's licence as security until he paid him next day. The driver refused, snatching the man's wallet before he was able to retrieve it and run away.
Police said in a statement it would be alleged the taxi driver then followed the man to a car park where he assaulted him, punching him numerous times to his head and face. During the assault, the victim fell to the ground and the driver then stole his mobile phone. The victim sustained minor injuries during the incident. The driver has been charged with robbery and will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on May 5. Unfortunately the punters night ended on an unhappy and unlucky note. Burswood Casino did not comment.
Australian Model Media Personality Sophie Monk Keen on Star City And Jupiters Casinos...
Soph is in Sin City Sydney and hosted the Cleo Bachelor of the Year a few nights ago at an event attended by Media Man and his photographer very good friend Eva Rinaldi. Monk was staying at Star City when photographed with her former man. She is single again after her parting of the ways with millionaire fella Jimmy Esebag just two months after the couple got engaged. Monk have also been spotted in Sydney with ex fiancee Benji Madden. Popular music group Good Charlotte were in Sydney on Monday evening to open Star City Casino's new live music venue and Benji will be on the Gold Coast this Sunday at Jupiters Casino DJing for 450 fans in The PA Bar. Monk is tipped by insiders to appear as has a bit of a soft spot for Australian land based casinos.
Man Put In Can For Stabbing Wife During Gambling Tiff...
A Melbournite (Melbourne)e man who fatally stabbed his wife during an argument about his gambling linking has been sentenced to nine years in jail. A jury found former butcher Peter Lubic, 42, of Noble Park, guilty of manslaughter last year for stabbing his wife Barbara in the neck. The blow severed her carotid artery. The Victorian Supreme Court heard Mrs Lubic had challenged her husband's gambling habit. The court was told he called the TAB and called a taxi to take him to the Crown Casino in the hours after he killed her. In sentencing, Justice Ross Robson told Lubic that although it was only a single stab wound, it did not lower the degree of savagery on someone who trusted and honoured him and who should have been safe in her own home. Lubic will be eligible for parole in six-and-a-half years. The public is encouraged not to let their gambling get out of hand.
Gold Coast's Jupiters Hotel And Casino Gets New Boss...
The French native Frederic Luvisutto has been given the role as new boss of Jupiters Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast. Tabcorp owns the casino and its senior executive, Larry Mullins, announced the appointment this week, stating Luvisutto would start on May 18. "Frederic comes to Jupiters with more than ten years experience as a senior executive in casino hotel operations and project development in the United States," Mullins said. Luvisutto most recently was engaged my MGM Resorts where he held the position of executive vice president hotel operations at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Luvisutto has been involved in several new developments during his time in casinos and Mullins said he was the perfect person to oversee the revamp of Jupiters. Jupiters has a two-stage $350 million development in the works and the first part, worth $175 million, involves eight new restaurants and bars, a new nightclub, new spa facilities as well as expanded and refurbished gaming facilities. Stage 2, coming up soon, is also going to cost about $175 million, is going to likely get the green light should the Gold Coast winning the 2018 Commonwealth Games bid. "Frederic understands what it takes to create world-class facilities and he has an impressive record for improving customer service across several hotel casino properties," he said. "I'm confident he will take the experience at Jupiters to a whole new level". A Media Man spokesperson said "If anyone can add a new dynamic in the Australian land based casinos wars that looks to be Frederic Luvisutto at the moment. The odds are appearing to even out in Crown Casino VS Tabcorp land based casinos, and we wish Jupiters new boss well in his role. We're sure he will be busy striving to become #1 down under in Australia.
Bob Geldof To Play Charity Performance At Sydney's Star City May 1...
The legendary Bob Geldof from do a special one performance charity concert in Sin Sydney to help victims of the recent disasters in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The pop star will headline the Rock and Rebuild fundraiser at Sydney's Star City's Lyric Theatre on May 1, with generous support from local acts Jon Stevens and Danielle Spencer. Geldof advised the devastating scenes from the disaster areas have been heart wrenching and long after the cameras shift, their focus people will still be rebuilding their lives. Geldof was the mastermind behind the Live Aid and Live 8 concerts while raising awareness (and funds) for poverty and famine in Africa. Comon, get yourself to the casino, if you're feeling lucky spin to win, and enjoy the musical genius of Geldof and friends.
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