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Crown opens $1.7bn Sydney casino hotel -- without gamblers

Regulatory inquiry blocks start of gaming, Chinese high rollers absent anyway

The Crown Sydney, which was still under construction in October, is now the tallest building in Australia's biggest city. (Courtesy Crown Resorts) 

SYDNEY -- After seven years of preparations, Australian casino operator Crown Resorts on Monday throws open the doors on its new showcase property, a $1.67 billon skyscraper hotel right on Sydney Harbour.

The Crown Sydney, now the tallest building in Australia's commercial hub, brings key advantages to the table as its owners seek to crack the monopoly on gaming in the city long held by domestic rival Star Entertainment Group: posher rooms, flashier restaurants and more spectacular views.

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