The race to secure three casino licences in Queensland is heating up with 18 companies vying for a slice.

Registration of interest closes on Friday to build the gaming resorts, two in regional Queensland and the crown jewel Queen’s Wharf, a massive Brisbane city revamp which comes with 700 metres of river frontage. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney says developers will have to pay a $100,000 non-refundable fee in March…