This year’s sculptures by the sea event will close a week early due to storm damage and be replaced by a pop-up casino that will run the length of Bondi Beach.
The announcement was made by New South Wales Premier Mike Baird, who said: “The people of New South Wales deserve big events, sadly this year’s Sculpture by the sea has been washed out. However in it’s place we will have the world’s biggest pop-up casino complete with a bonus greyhound track.
“The people have spoken and I have listened. It is clear that this state wants to gamble and by gosh I will not stand in the way of progress.”
The decision to replace the popular sculptures with casino was met with anger on social media, however Alan Jones approved of the decision and that was all it took to persuade the premier.
All funds raised at the casino will go to Jamie Packer in an effort to help him recoup any potential losses that he may face following the Chinese government’s arrest of his workers.