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4/24/2017

article Could cutting gambling ads on TV threaten free to air sports coverage?
(Australia) -- Federal Communications Minister Mitch Fifield is considering a ban on gambling ads being broadcast during sporting events. The move has been supported by...

4/21/2017

article Kevin Rudd slams Stephen Conroy over gambling and Labor conflict
(Australia) -- Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has slammed Labor powerbroker Stephen Conroy for "unethical and unacceptable" lobbying for online bookmakers...

4/20/2017

article Australia could grant another casino license
(Australia) -- Deputy Leader Deb Frecklington, member of the Liberal National Party (LNP), said that they will keep a casino license for North or Central Queensland if...
article AFL set to accept watered down gambling reform
(Australia) -- The AFL believes it has achieved a compromise with the Federal Government after two weeks of intensive lobbying against plans to ban gambling TV...
article Australia poised to implement sports betting ads ban
(Australia) -- The Australian federal government is set to introduce new laws that will ban all forms of gambling advertising on television during live sports events.
article Sports gambling ad ban would cost broadcasters millions in advertising revenue
(Australia) -- Broadcasters could take a significant cut to the estimated $120 million to $150 million spent by wagering companies on television if the government bans...
article Gaming and alcohol watchdog accused of running skeleton staff at Crown
(Australia) -- The state's gaming and alcohol watchdog has been accused of failing to provide critical scrutiny of Crown, with just 13 people, including junior staff...

4/19/2017

article Aussie gov't to ban betting advertisements during live sport broadcasts
(Australia) -- The Australian government is set to ban gambling advertising during live sporting events from as early as next week, in a push to restrict problem...

4/16/2017

article Local footy clubs can score with a punt on the pokies
(Australia) -- If gambling is the art of separating fools from their money, would there be anything foolish about WA Football League clubs agitating to get a share of...

4/12/2017

article Gambling machine 'sinking lid' policy for Queenstown Lakes District 'tempting'
(Australia) -- A 'sinking lid' condition on gaming machines in the Queenstown Lakes District is tempting but will not be pursued - for now. Queenstown Lakes...

4/10/2017

article The Tuesday WAFL: Clubs should contemplate poker machines
(Australia) -- If gambling is the art of separating fools from their money, there would be nothing foolish about WAFL clubs agitating to get a share of the loot.

4/9/2017

article Government Plays Casino Numbers Game In Australia's Queensland
(Australia) -- Star Entertainment Group and the Queensland government are united in promoting the northeastern Australian state as a destination for international...

4/4/2017

article Duelling Gold Coast casino operators ASF and Star unveil rival beach club plans for The Spit
(Australia) -- RIVAL entertainment groups ASF and Star are planning European-style beach clubs on The Spit. ASF Consortium has ­unveiled plans for a three-level...

4/3/2017

article Australia tightens online gambling taxes
(Australia) -- Australia, currently the biggest gambling nation, has been reforming its regulations and taxes in the last couple of months. A recent agreement between...

4/2/2017

article 32Red Waves Goodbye to Australia: More Operators to Follow?
(Internet) -- 32Red, one of the major online gambling brands, which has recently become a part of Swedish Kindred (former Unibet) Group, will be leaving online gambling...
article Nine network breaches rules on gambling ads on kids TV
(Australia) -- The nine network has become the first television network to breach the rules forbidding the broadcast of gambling advertisements on children’s TV...

3/29/2017

article Nick Xenophon's proposed bill to ban gambling ads during sports broadcasts in doubt
(Australia) -- If you are a parent who was hoping those incessant gambling ads would be banned during sporting broadcasts, and were pinning your hopes on senator Nick...
article Tabcorp promoting gambling with free jellybeans, faces tiny fine
(Australia) -- Gambling giant Tabcorp is handing out free jellybeans to commuters, branded with the website and the slogan 'nothing's as sweet as a win'. The...

3/27/2017

article Australia Bans Online Poker
(Australia) -- Australia’s Senate has passed the country’s Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill, which leaves online poker play not classified as legal in the...
article Australia considers point-of-consumption online betting tax
(Australia) -- Australia’s federal government has revealed plans for a point-of-consumption tax (POC) on online gambling. On Friday, Federal Treasurer Scott...
article Tom Waterhouse at odds with Aussie rivals over online gambling reforms: report
(Australia) -- In a bid to restore the “social license” of Australian online gambling companies, the Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) is reportedly...

3/26/2017

article Canberra greyhound industry fires back at race fixing claims
(Australia) -- A Canberra Greyhound Racing Club spokesperson has labelled a Sydney Morning Herald article, which has put the blow torch on a race held in the Capital...
article Treasury Eyes Online Gambling Point of Consumption Tax, Punters Beware
(Australia) -- Treasurer Scott Morrison is mulling the idea of introducing a point-of-consumption (POC) tax for online betting companies, a move that is likely to be bad...
article Small-scale casino investor might be backed by Chinese government
(Macau) -- An Australian company with only AUD6 million (MOP36.6 million) in net assets appears to be the favorite candidate of officials in the country’s Gold...

3/25/2017

article Coast casinos will dim lights during Earth Hour
(Australia) -- The lights will go down at East Biloxi casinos Saturday night as Harrah’s Casino Gulf Coast and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino join people and...
article Psyonix disapproves of Rocket League gambling
(Australia) -- The team behind Rocket League has expressed it disapproval of a company using it as a subject on online gambling. Unikrn, an platform that allows...
article Investigation into Canberra greyhound race draws in industry heavyweights
(Australia) -- The ACT Gaming and Racing Commission is investigating possible race fixing in a case that involves some of the biggest names in greyhound racing and has...
article Protesters plan park 'occupation' to protest Brisbane's new casino
(Australia) -- Protesters will "occupy" Brisbane's Queens Gardens next month for 24 hours and ask the community what they really want for inner-city...
article Tom Waterhouse at loggerheads with online betting rivals over gambling reforms
(Australia) -- Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse is at the centre of a bitter dispute in the online gambling sector over how much ground the industry should give up to...

3/24/2017

article Poker machines in White Hills could make gambling more convenient, former organisation head says
(Australia) -- Plans for a new gaming venue in Bendigo would create more opportunities for gambling in a city that has long held a policy poker machines not be made...
article The Star casino group in bid to hire ex-gambling regulator
(Australia) -- The owner of The Star casino is trying to hire the former chief executive of the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority despite a four-year ban on ex...

3/23/2017

article Proposed $3 billion Gold Coast casino complex could be partially owned by Chinese government
(Australia) -- As reported in a March 13 article, Multi-billion dollar Gold Coast casino resort project under spotlight, proponents of a proposed $3 billion integrated...
article The Star casino group in bid to hire ex-gambling regulator
(Australia) -- The owner of The Star casino is trying to hire the former chief executive of the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority despite a four-year ban on ex...

3/22/2017

article Australia Is About To Ban In-Play Sports Betting, As Senate Passes Bill
(Australia) -- The Australian Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that will further restrict sports betting operators from offering in-play betting. The Interactive Gambling...

3/21/2017

article Australia approves amendments to online gambling laws
(Australia) -- The Australian Senate has given its approval to a number of amendments to the country’s online gambling laws that are set to outlaw internet poker...
article Australia bans online poker and sports betting
(Australia) -- Australia’s federal parliament confirmed today the decision made by the Senate when it passed a law to ban online poker and live sports betting in...

3/20/2017

article Australia Just Banned Online Poker And Live Sports Betting
(Australia) -- Australia's federal parliament just closed loopholes to ban online poker under changes to gambling laws passed by the Senate on Tuesday which also...
article Australia considers crackdown on television gambling ads
(Australia) -- Australia’s government could introduce laws that limit the amount of gambling adverts during televised sporting events in an effort to win...

3/17/2017

article Australia considers crackdown on television gambling ads
(Australia) -- Australia’s government could introduce laws that limit the amount of gambling adverts during televised sporting events in an effort to win...

3/16/2017

article Wide-ranging ban on gambling ads during sport broadcasts will help those with problems: expert
(Australia) -- The Turnbull Government is reportedly considering banning the advertising of gambling during televised sporting broadcasts.

3/15/2017

article Canberra Casino Reports $7.7 Million Loss, Aquis Reinvestment Plan Hangs in the Balance
(Australia) -- Aquis’ Casino Canberra has reported a loss of $7.7 million for 2016, although its chairman, the Hong Kong businessman Tony Fung, said this week he...
article Casino Canberra’s $5.8M loss in 2016 puts Aquis in a tough spot
(Australia) -- Tony Fung’s Aquis Entertainment is off to a rough start this year. This week, the Casino Canberra reported a loss of AUD7.7 million (USD5.84 million...

3/14/2017

article Why Australia Should Follow UK’s Example in Legalizing Online Gambling
(Australia) -- Australia has started a process of re-regulating its online gambling industry in a manner that will presumably provide more clarity over what is legal and...
article Casino Canberra reports $7.7 million loss
(Australia) -- The Canberra casino has reported a worsening loss for 2016 of $7.7 million, as it waits for the government to approve its bells-and-whistles redevelopment.

3/13/2017

article $1.2bn Chinese claim on Queensland casino alleged
(Australia) -- A Chinese government-owned company allegedly claimed to have a $1.2 billion legal action against Queensland taxpayers if its plans for a casino mega-...

3/12/2017

article ASF reveals more about its Gold Coast casino and resort
(Australia) -- ASF has released new images of its plans for a casino and resort development south of SeaWorld. As the Gold Coast Integrated Resort continues to progress...
article New book examines Tasmania's gaming history
(Tasmania) -- James Boyce has been at the coalface of gambling addiction for decades. As a social worker with Anglicare, Dr Boyce saw the direct and collateral damage...

3/8/2017

article $2.3B Gold Coast casino project faces scrutiny over China gov’t links
(Australia) -- The AUD$3 billion (US$2.3 billion) casino, apartment and hotel mega-project in Australia’s Gold Coast has been dragged into the spotlight for its...

3/7/2017

article Online gambling: harmful or harmless?
(Australia) -- For many, a flutter on the Melbourne Cup once a year is the extent of their donation to the gambling industry. The Melbourne Cup sweep and the race that...

3/1/2017

article Anti-gambling MP invests in pokie company
(Australia) -- A government MP who told federal parliament gambling is a "social curse" invested in one of the world's largest poker machine manufacturers...
article Gambling lobby gives big to political parties, and names names
(Australia) -- The gambling industry declared A$1,294,501 in donations to Australian political parties in 2015-16. Our analysis of the latest Australian Electoral...

2/26/2017

article Gambling Companies’ Political Donations: Who Paid What to Whom
(Australia) -- The gambling industry contributed $1,294,501 to Australian political parties in 2015-16, according to figures extrapolated by the by The Conversation from...

2/23/2017

article Online Poker Still Going Strong in Australia
(Australia) -- Regulations have been in the works for some time in Australia that would lead to online poker gaming becoming an illegal activity. Online poker falls into...

2/22/2017

article Australian Online Poker wins support with proposed amendment
(Australia) -- Poker players in Australia have been worried since November about the potential to lose access to their favorite game due to the Interactive Gambling...

2/20/2017

article Is online gambling driving additional business at Atlantic City casinos?
(Atlantic City) -- Internet gambling revenue in New Jersey surged more than 32 percent in 2016, and a new study from gaming industry research group Eilers & Krejcik...
article $3bn resort plans prove a bridge too far for casino connection
(Australia) -- International operators behind a $3 billion casino resort set to transform Brisbane were sent back to the drawing board after a much-vaunted bridge...

2/18/2017

article ASF Consortium Gold Coast casino resort project predicted to generate $710 million
(Australia) -- The Sunday Mail has obtained figures by independent property advisory MacroPlan Dimasi, which shows the $3 billion ASF Consortium project would generate $...

2/17/2017

article Australia’s Seek in talks to buy out Chinese jobs site
(Australia) -- Australian jobs website Seek Ltd said it is in talks to buy billionaire casino boss James Packer’s stake in a Chinese subsidiary, in a deal which would...

2/16/2017

article Star Entertainment profit soars on higher wins, refurbished casinos
(Australia) -- STAR Entertainment more than doubled its half-yearly profit even as the detention of Crown Resort employees in China created uncertainty in the lucrative...
article The Star casino: ‘Mid-range’ high rollers dropping $10K a hand
(Australia) -- A cheaper class of high roller is increasingly visiting The Star, betting $100,000 a hand compared with the whales who throw $500,000 on a game of...
article The Star shines despite impact from China's arrest of employees from James Packer's Crown casino
(Australia) -- Market watchers would have been looking at the financial results of The Star Entertainment Group on Thursday as an indicator of what's in store for...
article UPDATE 2-Australia's Star casino to slash Chinese VIP numbers
(Australia) -- Australia's Star Entertainment Group Ltd said it will reduce its reliance on Chinese gamblers, previously the backbone of its business, after a...

2/13/2017

article Scary graph shows how Australians are the biggest losers
(Australia) -- WE’RE supposed to be the lucky country, but a scary graph proves Australia is a nation of losers. Gambling has become so prevalent in the Great...

2/12/2017

article SkyCity NZ Revenues Offset Chinese VIP No-show in Australia
(Australia) -- SkyCity Auckland was the brightest star in the sky for the casino operator in first-half trading to December, outshining a disappointing performance by...

2/9/2017

article The world’s biggest gamblers
(Australia) -- LAS VEGAS may be synonymous with gambling, but the industry’s biggest expo is actually held in London, and wraps up today. Exhibitors in over 3,000...
article Battle breaks out between Gold Coast community groups fighting against Spit developments
(Australia) -- THEY should be celebrating a win but instead groups fighting to protect The Spit from development are turning on themselves.
article Mayor Tom Tate unveils his ‘line-in-the-sand’ plan to protect the northern Spit ‘forever’
(Australia) -- THE northern Spit would become the Gold Coast’s Central Park and protected open space under a mayoral plan to be unveiled today.
article SkyCity board still considering fate of the $300 million expansion of the Adelaide Casino, 12 months after it was approved
(Australia) -- THE vaunted $300 million Adelaide Casino redevelopment is not a done deal its owner has revealed, despite receiving development approval more than a year...
article Plans for $300m casino complex shelved
(Australia) -- THE consortium behind The Mildura convention centre and casino proposal has shelved its plans to build the $300 million complex because of a lack of...
article AFL clubs are doing more about problem gambling than head office, says AFLPA consultant
(Australia) -- A leading public health academic employed by the AFL Players Association to change the gambling culture endemic among AFL clubs has criticised the game...

2/8/2017

article Broadcasters slam moves to tighten gambling ad ban
(Australia) -- The nation’s leading television and radio broadcasters have slammed attempts by the Labor Party to ban advertising of betting odds and gambling...
article Gambling inquiry: Pokies no different than going to the movies, hospitality group says
(Australia) -- People playing poker machines don't expect to win and consider it no different to going to a movie, a hospitality group representative has told...

2/7/2017

article Tasmanian casino boss rejects evidence about community concern over poker machines
(Australia) -- A parliamentary inquiry is considering the future of Tasmania's poker machine industry, along with their economic and social impact.

2/6/2017

article More pokies at Mawson? Club applies ahead of casino encroachment
(Australia) -- A southside club says it has applied to increase its number of poker machines to more than 200 to steel itself against the casino stealing its players.

2/1/2017

article Aylesbury dad who lost £1m on high stakes gambling machines, collects 100,000 signatures to ban them from high street
(Australia) -- A dad who lost about £1 million and is estranged from his son after a 30-year gambling addiction is warning others about the dangers of fixed odds...

1/31/2017

article Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns unveils new look
(Australia) -- The five-star Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns has completed an extensive AUD$6.5 million refurbishment program extending to all level 1 public areas.

1/30/2017

article Australian online poker players fear major sites will disappear with crackdown on offshore gambling websites
(Australia) -- AUSTRALIAN online poker players are worried the game they love could soon disappear under new rules set to be passed in the coming weeks. The changes will...

1/29/2017

article Star Entertainment partnership seals $140m Gold Coast deal
(Australia) -- The international joint venture led by gaming company Star Entertainment has finalised its purchase of the Gold Coast’s Sheraton Mirage in a $140...

1/25/2017

article Gambling companies thriving in Australia
(Australia) -- Amid a world of punting pain thanks to Brexit and Donald Trump's storming of the White House, Australia is proving a bright spot for global betting...

1/24/2017

article Tabcorp details Sun Bets as its biggest international initiative
(UK) -- Australian gambling giant Tabcorp Holdings has labelled Sun Bets, its strategic joint-venture with News UK, as the biggest international commercial initiative...

1/23/2017

article Will Australian Online Gaming Changes Impact Other Countries?
(Australia) -- Australia has been one of the most popular poker markets for the past decade. While the game was somewhat widespread in the 1990s and early 2000s, the...

1/22/2017

article Lengthening odds for Australian casinos’ VIP gamble
(Australia) -- Glass-fronted skyscrapers, super yachts and shopping precincts bustling with wealthy tourists – this is the vision for Australia’s latest A$...

1/18/2017

article Royal Wins nears real-money skill gambling launch in Australia
(Australia) -- Australian studio Royal Wins has edged closer to launching a new version of its online casino that it said will introduce skill gambling with real-money...
article Tennis stars speak out over threats received, link issue to gambling in sport
(Australia) -- TODAY’S top tennis players blame the rise of gambling for the increase in cyber-bullying, saying they constantly receive death threats and are...

1/17/2017

article 888 Poker Bails Out Of The Australian Online Poker Market – Will PokerStars Follow Suit?
(Australia) -- As of January 16, 888 is no longer offering online poker in Australia. The decision was made in anticipation of the passing of an amendment to the laws...

1/13/2017

article 888poker Leaves Australian Online Gambling Market
(Australia) -- Online poker room 888poker has become another major online gambling operator to be leaving the Australian market. The brand has started informing its...

1/8/2017

article New plans for $3b Gold Coast casino resort revealed
(Australia) -- A design for a new multi-billion dollar Integrated Resort Development for the Gold Coast was revealed late December. The design has been provided by...
article New push to see legalised gambling in remote Northern Territory
(Australia) -- Thousands of dollars are being lost every day in remote Territory gambling circles, and one former politician wants to see an end to it, by allowing poker...

1/6/2017

article Is more gambling on the cards on the Tiwi Islands?
(Australia) -- DECK’S shuffled, bets down. Five bucks in, winner takes the pot. The dealer scopes out her opponents — four or five Tiwi countrymen, hunched...

1/2/2017

article Queensland ratifies the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’
(Australia) -- Operators of Brisbane’s $3 billion Queens Wharf casino resort will be able to offer unlimited gaming tables and their electronic equivalents in...

1/1/2017

article Australian Sports Highs and Lows 2016: Big Cheats, Big Wins, Big Stories
(Australia) -- Whether it was Australian sports like AFL and NRL, or global giants like tennis and the Olympics, sports in 2016 was filled with plenty of memorable...
article South Australia cuts maximum pokie bet to $5
(Australia) -- Starting on the 31st of December, pokie players in South Australia would find that the maximum wager that can be placed on the gaming machines has been...

12/30/2016

article Aquis opponents not surprised by Fung’s review of Yorkeys Knob project
(Australia) -- OPPONENTS of Aquis are not surprised by the multibillion-dollar project’s apparent demise, accusing Cairns business leaders of supporting the...

12/27/2016

article Online gambling providers leaving Australia due to new iGaming legislation
(Australia) -- New online gambling legislation has surfaced in Australia that may see many online gambling providers removing their services from the country. Vera...

12/26/2016

article Outdated and restrictive gambling rules for SA pubs, clubs and the casino are set to be overhauled
(Australia) -- OUTDATED and restrictive rules governing gambling in South Australian pubs, clubs and the casino are set to be overhauled as part of a State Government...
article Reports highlight how Gold Coast and Brisbane residents will boost revenue at new integrated resort
(Australia) -- GOLD Coast and Brisbane residents are tipped to spend up to $100 a visit and provide the majority of the revenue if a new casino is built on the Glitter...

12/25/2016

article Tatts Group spurns Pacific Consortium offer
(Australia) -- In Australia, lottery operator Tatts Group has turned down the $5.37 billion takeover offer from a consortium that includes multi-national private equity...

12/24/2016

article So Long, Farewell as VeraJohn Closes Does to Aussie Punters
(Australia) -- Vera&John Casino regrettably informed its Aussie players that they were no longer able to offer their services in the jurisdiction. After a long-...
article Vera&John exit Australia ahead of online casino, poker prohibition
(Australia) -- Online casino brand Vera&John has exited the Australian market, the first of many online casino operators that will be bidding g’bye to their...

12/21/2016

article Major Online Operators Contemplate Shutting Doors To Australia Should New Regulation Pass
(Australia) -- The recent efforts from independents calling for greater gambling regulations in Australia that would lead to tightening the regulations for online...
article When it comes to election campaigns, is the gambling lobby all bark and no bite?
(Australia) -- The gambling lobby’s influence in overriding popular opinion and the public interest in Australia is well-known. But is its electoral power...

12/20/2016

article Star Casino not under-reporting violence, says gaming regulator
(Australia) -- Australia’s NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has given Star Casino the greenlight to continue its operations after it has found that the...
article The Star found ‘suitable’ to keep running casino
(Australia) -- The Star Entertainment Group is “suitable” to continue running its Sydney casino, an independent review of the company has concluded, but it...

12/19/2016

article Australian Senator calls for official inquiry into “pokie” machines
(Australia) -- In Australia, federal Senator and long-time gambling antagonist Nick Xenophon has reportedly announced that 2017 is set to be a “very unhappy year...
article Coles wants $1 maximum bets for pokies – so why won’t the pokie-makers play ball?
(Australia) -- Wesfarmers, operator of Coles and other retail brands, reportedly wants to pursue harm-prevention modifications to its poker machines. It has asked five...
article Star Casino assault-reporting system opaque but not dishonest, gaming regulator finds
(Australia) -- The Star Casino has not been under-reporting violent incidents, but the use of euphemisms such as "behaviour" to describe assaults is opaque and...

12/18/2016

article ASF Consortia reveal plans for $3 billion integrated casino resort at The Split
(Australia) -- The Chinese owned ASF Consortia recently revealed artist renderings of its proposed $3 billion integrated casino resort that will be developed on the...
article Spit development: Gambling war over Gold Coast market
(Australia) -- THE ASF Consortium has put its chips on the table in the gambling war between Australia’s two casino giants, admitting it is in “serious and...
article Queensland Govt Approves Gold Coast Casino Tower
(Australia) -- Construction of a 200 metre-tall hotel and apartment tower at Gold Coast’s Jupiters Casino will begin next year after the proposal was given...
article Renovations cost Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns nearly $3m in profits
(Australia) -- EXTENSIVE renovations at the Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns have hit the bottom line to the tune of nearly $3 million. The Reef Casino Trust, which owns the...

12/17/2016

article ASF Consortia's $3b casino now likely on Southport Spit
(Australia) -- Artist impressions have been released of the likely $3 billion casino development on the Southport Spit where Chinese-owned ASF Consortia wants to build a...
article Ex-MP Kelvin Thomson joins anti-gambling lobby in wake of Stephen Conroy's betting sector move
(Australia) -- The cashed-up Australian gambling industry does not need more lobbyists, retired Labor MP Kelvin Thomson has said, a week after his former colleague...

12/15/2016

article Consortium Makes Shock $7.3 Billion Offer for Tatts, Igniting Potential Bidding War
(Australia) -- The proposed merger between Australian betting giants Tabcorp and Tatts was plunged into uncertainty after a consortium including private equity firm KKR...
article Macquarie-led group bids for Australian gambling giant
(Australia) -- A consortium led by Australian investment bank Macquarie on Wednesday made a surprise US$5.5 billion bid for Tatts Group (Other OTC: TTSLY - news),...
article Talking Point: Con-free pokies pass Libs guiding principle test
(Tasmania) -- A POKER machine is piece of programmed electronic equipment that is currently a lawful gaming product. They are not harmless though and will fail the first...

12/13/2016

article Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend the status quo
(Australia) -- Former Labor senator Stephen Conroy, who left Parliament in September, has gone to work for the gambling industry as head of a new body, Responsible...

12/9/2016

article Courtside gambling ads dumped from Australian Open
(Australia) -- Controversial courtside ads for UK bookmaker William Hill have been dumped from next month's Australian Open tennis tournament.

12/8/2016

article Star unveils hotel design to steal march on James Packer palace
(Australia) -- The Star Entertainment Group’s new six-star hotel planned for Sydney, to rival James Packer’s long held plans in the harbour city, is a step...
article Opinion: Government addicted to gambling dollar
(Australia) -- JUST about half a century ago I had a big day on the pokies. I was one of a gaggle of impecunious soldiers on weekend leave when one looked down and...
article Sports gambling creeps into kids' consciousness
(Australia) -- A national study involving Curtin and Deakin universities has found that three-quarters of Australian children view sports betting as normal, and even...

12/1/2016

article Crown casino excluded from Victoria's problem gambling review, pokies expert says
(Australia) -- A leading poker machine researcher has accused the Victorian government of excluding the Crown casino from a review of how regulations could be tightened...

11/30/2016

article AFL gambling policy: Pokies yes, bookies no says St Kilda chief Matt Finnis
(Australia) -- While the AFL has moved to fast track a new competition-wide policy on gambling revenue, St Kilda's chief executive Matt Finnis still sees the club...

11/28/2016

article Ministers strike deal to tackle problem gambling online
(Australia) -- The Federal Government has reached an in-principle agreement with state and territory ministers to establish a National Consumer Protection Framework for...
article Pokies revenue at 13-year low as gamblers head online, meaning less cash for pubs — and the State Government
(Australia) -- POKER machine spending in SA has hit its lowest level since 2003, amid warnings that punters are moving to online games where there is less oversight and...

11/26/2016

article Australian Government Introduces Strategies to Fight Problem Gambling
(Australia) -- Australia has moved further forward in its crackdown on online gambling, as first reported by local media. The Federal Government and state ministers...

11/25/2016

article Ministers strike deal to tackle problem gambling online
(Australia) -- The Federal Government has reached an in-principle agreement with state and territory ministers to establish a National Consumer Protection Framework for...

11/23/2016

article Sydney’s The Star Casino not hiding violence, government review reveals
(Australia) -- Staff at Sydney’s The Star Casino are not hiding assaults from authorities, a government review has found. Leaked Department of Justice documents...

11/21/2016

article Australian bill amendments may force poker sites to exit market
(Australia) -- Some of the world’s biggest online poker operators say they could be forced to withdraw their services from Australia should new legislation come...

11/20/2016

article Regional casino and resort under consideration by Queensland government
(Australia) -- Confidential discussions are being organised as the state government investigates whether a new casino will be created in regional Queensland. A...

11/18/2016

article Opinion: Australia Has a Serious Gambling Problem
(Australia) -- Australia tops its fair share of lists, including hosting the deadliest animals on earth and, perhaps paradoxically, some of the world’s most...

11/13/2016

article Flinders gambling centre 'under threat' after private provider awarded government contract
(Australia) -- Flinders University has warned its world-renowned gambling research centre could be wound up when a South Australian Government therapy contract is handed...

11/12/2016

article Australian Online Gambling Amendment Could Reverberate in New Jersey
(Australia) -- Australia has introduced the long-awaited amendment to its 2001 Interactive Gambling Act, designed to make life tougher for offshore online gambling...

11/10/2016

article Govt crack down on illegal online gambling
(Australia) -- The federal government is introducing new laws to help curb illegal online gambling services based overseas. A new bill put to parliament on Thursday...

11/9/2016

article Australia introduces bill to restrict online gambling operations
(Australia) -- A new bill to tighten restrictions on offshore operators that operate online gambling services in Australia has been unveiled by the federal government....
article Australia online gambling law revamp puts PokerStars, PartyPoker on notice
(Australia) -- Australia has introduced legislation that would impose stiff fines on online gambling operators serving local punters without a local license. In April,...
article Online in-play betting, illegal offshore bookies to be banned
(Australia) -- New laws banning online in-play betting and shutting out illegal foreign bookmakers will be introduced to parliament today and could be in force by the...

11/7/2016

article Australian gov't shuts down Norfolk Island's gambling body
(Australia) -- Dodgy online betting agencies will have a harder time gaining a foothold in Australia after the Turnbull government launched an unprecedented intervention...

11/3/2016

article Landmark case raises prospect of Australian gambling reform
(Australia) -- A landmark legal case in Australia has highlighted how Australians have become among the world's most extravagant gamblers, last year losing a total...

11/2/2016

article Seeing The Signals In Stocks and Horse Racing
(Australia) -- About 1pm yesterday, I saw something unusual. I was watching the Racing.com coverage of the Melbourne Cup. All of a sudden the trackside commentators...

11/1/2016

article Professional gambling: Risky business far away from horse racing track
(Australia) -- For many Australians, Melbourne Cup day is the only time they study the form guide, but for professional gambler Peter Lawrence, this week in racing is...
article Australia and China to Share Information on Money Laundering
(Australia) -- China and Australia have agreed to swap intelligence on money laundering and other financial transgressions as a crackdown by Beijing on alleged gambling-...
article Star beats Crown to Sheraton Mirage on Gold Coast
(Australia) -- Listed gambling company Star has confirmed plans to buy the beachfront Sheraton Mirage resort on the Gold Coast, pressing ahead with its domination of the...
article Violence prevails at Sydney’s Star Casino after other bars enforce lockouts, leaked report shows
(Australia) -- WHILE most inner city Sydney bars and clubs are forced to turn patrons away and call last drinks, violence is prevailing at the Star Casino.

10/31/2016

article Star Casino ‘not reporting’ two-thirds of assaults
(Australia) -- Sydney’s Star Casino has been accused of hiding the full extent of violence at the venue with leaked documents showing nearly two-thirds of assaults...
article Two-thirds of assaults at Sydney's Star casino not reported to police
(Australia) -- Leaked documents show nearly two-thirds of assaults at the Star casino in Sydney are not being reported to police, indicating that the problem of alcohol-...
article Statewide Gambling Therapy Service to close after SA Government gives funding to private provider
(Australia) -- A well-regarded gambling research and therapy centre will be wound up after the South Australian Government awarded its funding to a private provider...

10/28/2016

article Meet 'Mr Chinatown' of Toorak, Crown Casino's biggest whale catcher
(Australia) -- In the rarefied world of Crown Casino's chartered VIP jets and seven-figure lines of credit, there is one man who stands apart. Known in the industry...
article The vast scale of China's gambling market is an irresistible lure
(Australia) -- Chen Haiju walked into the Crown casino in Melbourne and found heaven. At home in China, gambling was banned and while he would often bet money playing...

10/26/2016

article Pokies designed to deceive people, lawsuit against Crown and Aristocrat alleges
(Australia) -- Pokies are deliberately designed to deceive people about their prospects of winning, a lawsuit filed against casino giant Crown Melbourne and pokies...

10/23/2016

article Investors encourage The Star Entertainment Group, SkyCity to roll the dice
(Australia) -- Love is in the air and nowhere more than the gaming sector. Hot on the heels of Tabcorp and Tatts Group's $11.3 billion deal, investors and bankers...

10/22/2016

article Odds are, sports betting ads are a bad gamble
(Australia) -- An eight-year-old boy interviewed as part of a 2016 study into sports betting in Australia said he had seen wagering promotions "on the telly, on the...

10/20/2016

article Media giants focus on gambling to counter revenue slide
(Australia) -- Australia’s leading media companies are hoping to grab a rich slice of the national gambling market by monetising the popularity of fantasy football...
article We've allowed gambling to become part of everyday life. It's been a massive mistake
(Australia) -- If you were unaware that we are in the middle of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, do take a moment to absorb the irony.

10/15/2016

article Australian Online Gambling Market Traction Difficulties
(Australia) -- Australia is a land that has endless potential for generating revenue from the gambling public that enjoys the pastime in droves. Although there is great...
article Australia looks into Crown Resorts staff detained in China
(China) -- Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is looking into the detainment of 18 employees in China from the Melbourne-based gambling firm Crown...
article Week to talk about responsible gambling
(Australia) -- Ballarat apprentices will be targeted by a responsible gambling initiative at Federation University this week after revelations of an upsurge in sports...

10/13/2016

article Star Ent gets casino licence for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group Ltd announced on Friday that it has been formally granted a casino licence for Queen’s Wharf...

10/11/2016

article Greyhound racing industry applauds Baird's ban backflip as 'a win for battlers'
(Australia) -- Greyhound racing owners and trainers are celebrating New South Wales premier Mike Baird’s spectacular backflip on outlawing the industry as “a...
article Media Watch challenges TV’s gambling addiction
(Australia) -- The exponential growth of gambling advertising and its likeness to tobacco’s playbook caused alarm on last night’s Media Watch. The ABC...
article Shortlisted designs revealed for Sydney’s Star casino hotel tower
(Australia) -- Casino operator Star Entertainment Group has revealed three shortlisted designs for its 215-metre hotel tower at the Star Casino site in Pyrmont, Sydney....

10/10/2016

article Chinese tourists win big for Australian casinos
(Australia) -- Australian casinos are all-in on Chinese. Last year, for the first time, the Lucky Country welcomed more than 1 million Chinese visitors, many eager to...

10/9/2016

article SkyCity Casino dealers share some of their best stories
(Australia) -- SILENCE. It’s the middle of the wet season and there is complete silence in a villa at SkyCity Darwin. There’s no airconditioning, the only...

10/8/2016

article EB Expo 2016 treats fans to a gaming extravaganza
(Australia) -- It’s all over for this year’s EB Games Expo in Sydney, Netguide’s Darren Price looks back at the highs and the lows of the three-day...

10/2/2016

article Suicide attempts, overdoses at casino
(Australia) -- Ambulances have been called to the Star Casino in Sydney 173 times a year on average since 2011, with suicide attempts and overdoses among the most common...

10/1/2016

article Suicide attempts, overdoses at casino: shock allegations
(Australia) -- Ambulances have been called to the Star Casino in Sydney 173 times a year on average since 2011, with suicide attempts and overdoses among the most common...

9/30/2016

article Suicide attempts, overdoses at Star Casino among reasons for 173 ambulance calls a year, FOI documents show
(Australia) -- Ambulances have been called to the Star Casino in Sydney 173 times a year on average since 2011, with suicide attempts and overdoses among the most common...

9/28/2016

article Gambling Disease Kills One Australian a Day, But It's Too Lucrative to Cure
(Australia) -- After struggling with a gambling addiction for 13 years, Kate Seselja had enough. The 37-year-old mother of six was contemplating driving her car into a...

9/27/2016

article ‘Proudly Pokies Free’ Campaign Set Up To Promote Gambling-Free Pubs In Australia
(Australia) -- A campaign called ‘Proudly Pokies Free’ has been launched in Australia, with the aim to promote pubs and clubs who refrain from stocking...

9/26/2016

article Australian Casinos Blooming, Thanks to Influx of Asian Tourists
(Australia) -- Australian casinos have a hot hand, and it’s all thanks to their Asian neighbors. The continent is gladly welcoming Chinese and other Asian visitors...
article Pokie-Leaks: Australians urged to leak gambling industry secrets to politicians
(Australia) -- Three federal politicians are calling on Australians to leak secret information relating to the poker machine industry. The "Pokie-Leaks"...

9/21/2016

article Gaming revenue down at Crown Perth as visitor numbers fall
(Australia) -- Gaming revenue at Perth's only casino has fallen more than 10 per cent, while visitor numbers have continued to decline, according to statistics...

9/19/2016

article Southeast Queensland pubs and clubs generating millions on pokies
(Australia) -- Experts have renewed their warnings about the dangers of gambling, after a 9NEWS investigation revealed a list of gambling “hotspots” across...

9/17/2016

article Casino submits EAW
(Australia) -- An important step in the Star Lake resort and casino development process was made last week, and another opportunity for public comment on the project is...

9/15/2016

article Ladbrokes Australia CEO Quits After Three Years
(Australia) -- Ladbrokes Australia has installed a new head of operations after its boss Down Under quit the firm. Dean Shannon is to leave the Australian wing of the UK...
article The Star casino plans new $500m, '6-star' hotel as it prepares to take on James Packer's Crown Sydney
(Australia) -- Sydney is to get a new $500 million, "six-star" hotel, with apartments and an updated restaurant strip at Pyrmont, as part of The Star...

9/14/2016

article Paul Cherry Replaces Dean Shannon as Ladbrokes Australia CEO
(Australia) -- Gambling operator Ladbrokes announced that Paul Cherry has been appointed as CEO of its Australian division. Mr. Cherry is currently taking the Chief...

9/13/2016

article Betfair Australia Operations Move To Northern Territory
(Australia) -- Betfair Australia has seemingly had enough of the Tasmanian weather and is heading to sunnier climes. Northern Territory and its extremely favourable tax...
article Entities vie for license in vacuum of Aquis departure, Toowoomba supports idea
(Australia) -- Located in the Darling Downs region of southern Queensland, Toowoomba is open to the idea of casino gaming. After the Aquis departure from a major...
article The Star’s winning streak continues
(Australia) -- The Star Entertainment’s winning streak against major rival Crown Resorts continues with analysts tipping that the casino company offers the most...

9/12/2016

article Virtual betting games could encourage problem gambling, experts warn
(Australia) -- Simulated online betting games could lead people to engage in problematic gambling in real life, experts have warned. Research has revealed around 20...

9/10/2016

article Editorial: State Government must back Casino project at The Spit
(Australia) -- Today’s exclusive Sunday Mail-ReachTel poll on the $3 billion casino and resort development earmarked for the western side of The Spit on the Gold...
article Cairns Likely to Apply for Vacant Far North Queensland Casino License
(Australia) -- After developers of the A$8-billion Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort abandoned plans for the addition of a casino, a new expression of interest process is...

9/6/2016

article Problem gamblers make up almost half of ACT losses, ANU researcher says
(Australia) -- People with lower levels of education lose more money gambling than people with a degree, according to new Australian National University research. The...

9/5/2016

article Premier keeps her cards close to her chest on Main Beach casino and resort
(Australia) -- STATE Development Minister Anthony Lynham and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk are adamant the Government has not done a new deal on development of a...
article Almost half of gambling losses in Canberra come from problem gamblers: ANU study
(Australia) -- While Canberrans are spending significantly less on gambling than they were five years ago, problem gambling remains entrenched and almost half of losses...

9/4/2016

article Perth Glory owner Tony Sage butts out medicinal marijuana and gambling plans
(Australia) -- Perth Glory owner Tony Sage is out of pot and out of luck. Which is to say the diversification strategies of his flagship company, Cape Lambert, have not...
article Problem Gambling Under Attack As NSW Greens Launch Campaign
(Australia) -- Problem gambling on pokies in New South Wales is under fire with the launch of a new Greens campaign. Candidates in Fairfield have set up a Local...

9/3/2016

article New casino centrepiece of $3 billion development
(Australia) -- WORK will begin as early as next March on a $3 billion casino and residential project earmarked for The Spit on the Gold Coast.
article Queensland needs to get on with some big projects to protect jobs and the economy
(Australia) -- QUEENSLAND is at the economic crossroads. Unless the Palaszczuk Government can create a whole new industry around jobs, especially in the regions where...

8/30/2016

article Staggering poker machine figures for clubs and pubs in St George and Sutherland Shire
(Australia) -- Nearly $5 billion was gambled on poker machines in St George and Sutherland Shire in a year, a state government report reveals. The staggering turnover...

8/28/2016

article Opinion: Gambling losses will stack deck for reforms
(Australia) -- AUSTRALIANS lost more than $1200 each through gambling last year, according to fresh figures. We know that behind the averages, many of those who lose the...

8/27/2016

article Asian VIPs push Australia’s Star Entertainment’s net profit up 15%
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group Ltd. saw its full-year net profit after tax rose to 14.9 percent, thanks to record-high revenue from...
article The Star Entertainment Full-Year Revenue Up 4.4%
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator The Star Entertainment Group Ltd. today announced its full-year results for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.
article LETTER: Casino levy could be a good compromise
(Australia) -- The current proposal for a casino in Mildura has divided our community between those who see the economic benefits and those who see the potential social...

8/24/2016

article Greyhound racers head interstate after dogs ban passed
(Australia) -- Greyhound owners in NSW have begun moving dogs interstate after the state government’s vote to ban the sport, amid warnings that the jobs of...

8/23/2016

article Australian gambling statistics show increase across the country in gambling expenditure.
(Australia) -- A rise in spending on gambling nationwide is no surprise, says a group fighting for reform in the sector in Tasmania. Tasmanians, along with most of...
article Chinese Visitors Win Big For Australian Casinos
(Australia) -- Australian casinos are all-in on Chinese. Last year, for the first time, the Lucky Country welcomed more than 1 million Chinese visitors, many eager to...
article Online sports betting and casino gaming blows out our gambling losses
(Australia) -- Our nation’s gambling addiction has deepened with average net losses borne by each adult member of the population climbing to $1242 in 2015. New...
article Sports betting losses on the rise as Australians lose almost $23 billion to gambling in past year
(Australia) -- The latest nationwide gambling figures show Australians lost almost $23 billion between 2014 and 2015, up nearly eight per cent on the year before.

8/22/2016

article Australian sports betting losses climb 30 percent, new statistics show
(Australia) -- New gambling figures have revealed a dramatic nationwide increase in sports betting losses by Australian punters. Sport betting losses topped $814.6...

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