Skycity Renovations Pays Off - Thursday 23rd of February 2006

NEW ZEALAND – As reported by the Advertiser: "Skycity Adelaide's $20 million refurbishment has come up trumps for its New Zealand parent company which yesterday reported a rise in earnings from the casino.

"Skycity Entertainment shares surged 7.9 per cent - up 34c to $4.62 - after managing director Evan Davies said it was recovering from smoking restrictions in Adelaide and NZ faster than it had expected.

"…Revenue from Adelaide rose 18 per cent to $66 million. Skycity's earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose 18 per cent to $14 million - up 226 per cent on the six-month period…"

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