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1968 Tasmanian casino referendum
With the vote on a knife's edge, it is alleged that the government deliberately proposed a question that was opaque. Northern Territory. The Tasmanian casino referendum was a one-question referendum held on 14 December , which concerned the granting of Australia 's first casino licence to the Federal Group to operate the Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Sandy Bay. Questions have since been raised about how the legislation was passed, with one member of parliament, Kevin Lyons , suspected of accepting bribes over the licence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. South Australia.
Wrest Point Hotel Casino
The Tasmanian casino referendum was a one-question referendum held on 14 December , which concerned the granting of Australia 's first casino licence to the Federal Group to operate the Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Sandy Bay.
The Wrest Point Riviera hotel was purchased by the Federal Group in the s, and the new owners approached Premier Eric Reece about the prospect of the Tasmanian government granting a licence to create an entertainment complex and convention centre that would contain a small casino on the premises,  citing that it would attract tourists during Tasmania's traditional winter "tourist slump". Reece agreed that a casino would be a tourism attraction in Tasmania, but as no casino licence had been granted in Australia before, the government called for a referendum to gauge public support for the issue.
With the vote on a knife's edge, it is alleged that the government deliberately proposed a question that was opaque. The question put to the people was:. Are you in favour of the provisions of "Wrest Point Casino Licence and Development Act, ", the full text of which has been published in the newspapers? Despite having a vote on the bill scheduled in December, and with the campaigning already underway, the state Labor government, realising they had the numbers on the floor of the parliament, brought the bill to a vote on October 4, , more than two months prior to the vote.
There was considerable opposition to the casino, and concern over the fact that a monopoly licence was awarded to Federal Hotels without any call for a tender.
In the s, The Federal Group attempted to secure Australia's first casino license. At the time, Tasmania's natural scenery and beauty were not widely known elsewhere, and as a result the state wasn't attracting many tourists.
The marketing claim was that a casino could be the draw-card that would kick-start Tasmania's tourism industry. John Haddad, one of the company's executives at the time, was assigned the role of getting a casino license.
He met with then Tasmanian Premier Eric Reece and other state officials. A state referendum was held to determine the granting of a gambling licence. The polls were very tight, especially since the question in the referendum attempted to minimise the gambling aspect of the development. Shortly before the referendum was to be held, the Labor party, sensing they had the numbers in the parliament pushed through the legislation to legalise the casino.
They did not wait for the results of the vote. When the vote was taken the hotel redevelopment was narrowly passed. Questions have since been raised about how the legislation was passed, with one member of parliament, Kevin Lyons , suspected of accepting bribes over the licence. The development of the casino included the construction of the storey hotel tower, with a revolving restaurant, designed by Sir Roy Grounds , a landmark that is nationally identified with Hobart, and the metre dodecagonal prism tower remains the city's tallest building.
After the centre's opening in after which it was known as Wrest Point Hotel Casino the casino provided a catalyst for the nation's casino industry, with 12 additional casinos opening across the country. The building has been extended in recent years, including the conference centre which was opened in , and the boardwalk in In a 70 million dollar investment was announced, bringing five new dining outlets and more bars, a private VIP gaming room and a complete new contemporary feel across the entire casino.
Watertown is located between Pelican Lake and Lake Kampeska , from which Redlin derived inspiration for his artwork. The population was 21, at the census. It is the fifth largest city in South Dakota. It is also the principal city of the Watertown Micropolitan Statistical Area , which includes all of Codington and Hamlin counties. Watertown also is home to the Bramble Park Zoo. Watertown is located at According to the United States Census Bureau , the city has a total area of Most of Watertown also sits upon a short plateau.
Elevation at Watertown Regional Airport is 1, feet. Kemp and Oscar P. Kemp, two of the city's founders. The town's name was originally planned to be named Kampeska.
During the s, Watertown prospered as a transportation hub after the railroads had been extended farther west.
Along with several other cities, Watertown had been a candidate as capital of the new state of South Dakota,  although it lost out to the more centrally located Pierre. The city's current newspaper, the Watertown Public Opinion , began publishing in In the midth century, Interstate 29 was constructed through eastern South Dakota.
Although it is a humid city it is relatively dry for its climatic category, due to its position in the Great Plains , which still provides an even greater thermal amplitude, especially in the higher values.