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Colin Kruger is a business reporter focused on the retail and gambling industries. He joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 1999 as its technology editor. Other roles have included the Herald's deputy business editor and online business editor.
Colin Kruger Sid Vaikunta, the former head of Star Casino who was sacked earlier this year for misconduct, walked out the door with $192,125 in termination benefits.
Colin Kruger Echo reports net profit sank to $42.2m as significant costs, a soft consumer environment, and below-par win rate on its VIP business.
Colin Kruger Tatts Group will move its corporate head office to Queensland, the state that will be its largest source of earnings.
Colin Kruger Crown Ltd temper a good result with warnings of higher costs and subdued consumer spending.
Colin Kruger JAMES PACKER'S casino operation, Crown Ltd, reported a 53 per cent increase in reported net profit to $513.3 million for the year to June 30, boosted by a winning streak against VIP gamblers.
Colin Kruger and Phil Wen As if Echo shareholders needed more reasons to throw in their lot with Crown Ltd.
Colin Kruger James Packer’s casino operation, Crown, has rolled its high rollers, reporting a 53% increase in profit - but growth is slowing.
Colin Kruger Tabcorp shares slump despite a solid full-year result as the market takes issue with the company's outlook.
Colin Kruger Tabcorp chief executive David Attenborough refused to reveal if the company is preparing to sue the Victorian Government over its refusal to pay compensation for the loss of its poker machine licence.
Colin Kruger Tabcorp shares slumped as much as five per cent today despite reporting underlying earnings for the year that were slightly ahead of market expectations.
Colin Kruger The corporate watchdog has finally claimed a scalp from the collapse of ABC Learning Centres.
Colin Kruger The corporate watchdog has finally claimed a scalp from the collapse of child care group ABC Learning, announcing today it has received an enforceable undertaking from the company's former auditor...
Colin Kruger Final details are discussed to allow TPG's due diligence on the surfwear retailer.
Colin Kruger, Carolyn Cummins Crown has upped the stakes in the cat-and-mouse game with rival casino operator Echo Entertainment, stitching up an exclusive agreement with Lend Lease to develop a luxury hotel at Sydney's harbour...
Colin Kruger James Packer's Crown steps up its campaign to build a six-star luxury hotel at Sydney's development showpiece, Barangaroo.
Colin Kruger James Packer continues to gamble heavily on luring Asian tourists to his Australian casino resorts.
Colin Kruger James Packer's casino operator Crown plans to spend $568m building a six-star hotel at its Burswood casino in Perth.
Colin Kruger Speculation about the intentions of Echo Entertainment's would-be suitors centres on the global grab for Asia's growing population of high-rollers.
Colin Kruger Speculation about the intentions of Echo Entertainment's would-be suitors, Crown Ltd and Asian casino operator Genting Group, centre on the global grab for Asia's growing population of high rollers.
Colin Kruger You know things are going well when the Chinese start pirating Australian wines at $500 a pop.