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12/11/2019

article 'Suspicious' withdrawal at Star casino before $100,000 donation: ICAC
(Australia) -- Exactly $100,000 in cash was withdrawn from a gambling account funded by exiled billionaire Huang Xiangmo at Sydney's Star Casino just six days before...

12/5/2019

article Australian banks mull credit card gambling ban; Bet365 under fire
(Australia) -- Australia’s online sports betting companies could be blocked from accepting credit card wagers depending on the results of a public consultation by...

12/2/2019

article Chairman Stuart McGregor, industry veteran David Green among three more Donaco directors ousted
(Australia) -- The ASX suspended trading of shares in Donaco International Ltd on Monday after the company’s Annual General Meeting saw its board slashed to just three...

12/1/2019

article Call to seek help for gambling addiction on Mid North Coast
(Australia) -- A financial counsellor is calling for greater awareness on the issue of gambling in the community. Alan Naylor, from Mid North Coast Financial Counselling...

11/30/2019

article 'As long as you gamble, you feel like an Australian': one in six teenagers gambling underage
(Australia) -- Underage gambling is "normalised" in Australia, with a landmark study showing one in six people aged 16 to 17 placing bets or wagering money....

11/28/2019

article Crown Casino investigation by 60 Minutes, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age wins Walkley Award
(Australia) -- A joint investigation into Crown Casino by The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and 60 Minutes has won a Walkley Award in the Business Journalism category...

11/23/2019

article PM pushes for register that will allow punters to ban themselves from all gambling sites
(Australia) -- Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed plans for a register that will allow people to ban themselves from all online gambling sites. The online...

11/20/2019

article Australia's Star Casino proposed hotel tower gets rejected
(Australia) -- The Star Entertainment Group had big plans for its casino in Sydney. The Star Sydney would be outfitted with a massive hotel tower that would attract new...
article What Australian Casino Regulators Have Planned for Money laundering at Crown Casino
(Worldwide) -- Crown Resorts is the biggest casino operator in Australia and also has the unwanted reputation of being the most controversial operator down under. Crown...

11/19/2019

article The Star casino's proposed $530million tower to lure Chinese tourists to Sydney is rejected after complaints from neighbours
(Australia) -- The Star's grand plan for a luxury 66-floor hotel and residential tower has been rejected by the state's planning commission. New South Wales...

11/14/2019

article Australia Gaming Stock up 192% on Online Lottery Sales
(Australia) -- The world’s best-performing gaming stock is winning big as more lottery hopefuls buy their tickets online. Jumbo Interactive Ltd., a digital...

11/12/2019

article Australia Ramps Up Online Betting Reforms With Site Blocking
(Australia) -- If you have funds deposited with an illegal gambling site, withdraw them now. That was the stark warning from the Australian Communications and Media...
article Gambling Ads Making AFL See Red
(Australia) -- The AFL has come under a lot of pressure and criticism from many about their betting related advertisements. There seems to be a united outcry asking the...

11/11/2019

article Australia Gets Beefed-Up Powers to Block Illegal Online Gambling Sites
(Australia) -- Australia’s government can now force internet providers to block illegal foreign gaming websites — especially those which fail to pay out...
article Australian watchdog being given new powers to combat illegal online gambling
(Australia) -- The communications watchdog for Australia will reportedly soon have new capabilities that will allow it to crack down on unscrupulous online gambling...

11/10/2019

article Australians using dodgy offshore gambling websites are warned to withdraw their funds NOW
(Australia) -- Australia's communications watchdog will block illegal gambling websites hosted offshore under new powers now in effect. Punters have been warned by...

11/7/2019

article Hunter clubs and hotels' gambling machines making $1.1 million in profits a day
(Australia) -- Clubs and hotels in the Hunter are making $1.1 million in profits every day from people playing gambling machines, the latest data from Liquor and Gaming...

11/5/2019

article Donaco wants to freeze moves of shareholders opposing board moves
(Australia) -- Donaco International can’t seem to shake its issues, despite trying virtually everything to put the gaming company on a better course. It has ousted...

11/4/2019

article Billionaires still love the horse race that stops a nation
(Australia) -- The Melbourne Cup may have lost its title as Australia's richest horse race, but it remains a major lure for racing-mad billionaires. Wealthy horse...

10/31/2019

article Gambling participation 'significantly' down, despite majority having a punt
(Australia) -- More than half of all NSW adults gambled at least once last year, although participation across most forms of gambling has "significantly decreased...

10/30/2019

article Australia Proposes Face Scans to Block Minors From Watching Porn and Gambling
(Australia) -- Australia is looking to make it harder for minors to gamble and watch pornography online. The Department of Home Affairs has proposed a system of facial...

10/23/2019

article 76ers' Simmons opens up on casino incident
(Australia) -- The Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons has opened up on the incident at Melbourne’s Crown Casino where he suggested he was subject to racial...

10/22/2019

article Australia's new casino but you wouldn't know it
(Australia) -- It's the casino that dare not mention its name. Brisbane's $3.6 billion Queen's Wharf development – which has taken more than a...
article Victorian company to build Brisbane's casino bridge
(Australia) -- The Melbourne company that built a bridge across the Yarra to honour an AFL legend will build a bridge across the Brisbane River honouring Australia's...

10/13/2019

article Head of Ainsworth’s North American arm departs for new UNLV position
(Las Vegas) -- The President of Australian slot machine supplier Ainsworth Game Technology’s North American division has left the company to take up a position...

10/6/2019

article New research shows pokie operators are not nearly as charitable as they claim
(Australia) -- Gambling operators often seek to persuade governments and the public of their virtue by funding “good causes”. Lotteries, for example, have...

9/22/2019

article Star Casino tower ‘contrary to common sense’
(Australia) -- An architect appointed to review a contentious proposal for a residential and hotel tower at the Star Casino in Sydney has described the building as...

9/8/2019

article ‘A dark day for WA’: New gambling laws prompt fears of a pathway to the pokies
(Australia) -- Community organisations in WA have been left bitterly disappointed after the state’s virtual gaming machine ban was relaxed to allow punters to bet...

8/31/2019

article The big end of town's towering gall makes a mockery of fair play with Star Casino
(Australia) -- Those massive towers planned to go above Star City? I knew little about them until reading Elizabeth Farrelly’s story that Alan Jones had ranted...

8/21/2019

article Crown profit slumps 28pc as high rollers leave the table
(Australia) -- Australia's biggest casino operator Crown Resorts has posted a 28 per cent decline in full year profit as foreign gamblers, including high rollers...

8/20/2019

article Australia's Crown Resorts sees profit dip on China gambling lull
(Australia) -- Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd said on Wednesday its annual profit fell on less gambling by Chinese tourists, and it again denied media reports...

8/18/2019

article All Suncity junket VIP rooms in Australia closing: report
(Australia) -- Macau junket investor Suncity Group is said to be closing all its VIP rooms in Australia. That is according to a report by Australian media outlet The Age...
article Austrac probes casino 'junkets' for potential gaps in law
(Australia) -- Austrac chief executive Nicole Rose says the financial intelligence agency is examining potential "gaps" in regulations that dictate what...
article John blew $120K on pokies. He lives in a suburb known as the 'golden mile'
(Australia) -- John knows what it's like to hit rock bottom. Initially drawn in by $5 pub vouchers and signs promising the chance to win $10,000, he ended up blowing...
article Lottoland to survive in Australia after court victory
(Australia) -- Online lottery disrupter Lottoland has successfully overturned a government ruling that had threatened to end its business in Australia by declaring its...

8/16/2019

article The Star’s domestic gambling growth offsets serious VIP decline
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator The Star Entertainment Group saw its annual profit rise by one-third thanks to unlucky VIPs and a strong showing in its...

8/13/2019

article Spotlight on casino regulation after reports spark controversy
(Australia) -- Revelations that Sydney's Star casino has been roped into the controversy engulfing Crown Resorts over links to junket operators has again drawn the...

8/10/2019

article A casino hotel, the Telegraph and Alan Jones: what's driving the vitriol?
(Australia) -- New South Wales is witnessing one of those pile-ons in some sections of the media over an issue that makes one wonder: is this just the work of powerful...

8/9/2019

article The Star casino roped into Crown controversy over links to junkets
(Australia) -- An Asian money launderer used a Star Entertainment casino account in Sydney to send more than $400,000 offshore in a transaction tracked by Australian...

8/8/2019

article What's the Attraction of Gambling and Casinos?
(Australia) -- Australians regularly engage in wagering on sports, races and down the club with the pokies, or at the casino. Rod Quinn takes a detailed look at gambling...
article ‘We Got a Long Way To Go’: Ben Simmons Accuses Australian Casino of Racism
(Australia) -- The Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons said he was racially profiled in his home country of Australia, and he later doubled down on that claim.

8/5/2019

article What Are China's High Rollers Doing in Australia?
(Australia) -- In 2012, Xi Jinping assumed the post of general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As media from around the world focused in on the new...
article Suncity says CEO Alvin Chau has no Australian travel plans, refutes investigation reports
(Australia) -- The listed arm of Asian junket operator Suncity Group has distanced itself from weekend media reports claiming the company’s CEO Alvin Chau is banned from...

8/4/2019

article Anthony Albanese says he has seen no evidence of corruption in federal politics
(Australia) -- Anthony Albanese has rejected an allegation from the Tasmanian independent Andrew Wilkie that there is corruption in federal politics. “I have not...

8/3/2019

article NSW poker machine losses set to skyrocket as Treasury cashes in
(Australia) -- Poker machine revenue in NSW is expected to soar to $9 billion a year by 2029, an increase of $2.5 billion, new Treasury documents show. Over the next...

7/30/2019

article Federal ICAC supporters say alleged casino corruption exposes gaps in integrity system
(Australia) -- The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity will investigate lurid allegations suggesting an unsavoury relationship between Australian Border...
article Why do we not see as many new casino table games as slots?
(Australia) -- This is a question asked by gamblers across the world. The answer is slot machines / online slots are more popular and faster and easier to produce than...

7/28/2019

article Reasons behind new grog and pokies licences to be made public
(Australia) -- Decisions to grant or reject all new liquor and gambling licences in Queensland are expected to be made public after the state government supported...
article The ASX gaming companies winning big off Aussie’s love of gambling
(Australia) -- Australians love to have a punt. According to the most recent edition of the Australian Gambling Statistics, covering the 2017 financial year, Australians...

7/25/2019

article Sydney’s Star Casino tower proposal should be axed, department recommends
(Australia) -- The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has determined that a $530 million proposal to construct a hotel and residential tower at the...

7/21/2019

article Million Dollar Chase: World's richest greyhound race wins NSW government backing
(Australia) -- The greyhound industry is well and truly back on track with the second year of the world's richest greyhound race, the Million Dollar Race, officially...

7/9/2019

article Aristocrat Leisure takes Ainsworth to court over alleged breach of intellectual property law
(Australia) -- The Australian poker machine giant Aristocrat filed a claim in the Federal Court against Ainsworth, its biggest rival. According to the allegations,...
article Why Aussie just can't give up the pokies
(Australia) -- A university academic has lifted the lid on some of the reasons why Australia has the world's biggest addiction with pokie machines. Not only do we...

7/8/2019

article 'Excessive': Concerns over extra car parks at Crown's Barangaroo casino
(Australia) -- Crown's $2 billion casino tower at Barangaroo would have nearly four times the amount of car parking as similar developments, according to objections...

7/5/2019

article Aristocrat Leisure sues Ainsworth, alleging IP infringement
(Australia) -- One Australian maker of slot machines, Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, is suing another, Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd, both companies say. The companies...
article Pokies maker says rival had access to secret maths codes for slot machine
(Australia) -- Poker machine giant Aristocrat claims its arch rival Ainsworth and a former employee had access to the secret mathematical codes behind its most popular...

7/3/2019

article Australia's Woolworths to offload drinks, pubs units amid slot machine pressure
(Australia) -- Australia's biggest supermarket chain Woolworths Group Ltd said on Wednesday it will combine and spin off its drinks and pubs units to focus on its...

6/30/2019

article Aussie bank bans credit card gambling to protect customers’ interests
(Australia) -- Macquarie has become the first major Australian bank to ban the use of its credit cards for gambling, prompting calls for the big four banks to follow...
article ‘Gambling is our blindspot’: Calls for big four banks to ban gambling with credit cards
(Australia) -- There are calls for the big four banks to take strong action against gambling after Macquarie Group announced its credit cards can no longer be used in...

6/29/2019

article Aussies subjected to ‘non-stop’ gambling ads
(Australia) -- Betting is the new smoking and the cancer it causes is corruption. Aussies are being subjected to non-stop ads for something harmful. It’s the...

6/26/2019

article Australian bank now bans credit card gambling purchases
(Australia) -- An Australian financial institution is caving to pressure and has decided that it needs to protect its account holders from themselves. According to...

6/25/2019

article Macquarie bans credit cards for gambling
(Australia) -- Macquarie has banned gambling and lottery transactions on its credit cards, as part of an overhaul that also includes removing international transaction...

6/22/2019

article Crane signals new phase for Qld casino
(Australia) -- The first of ten cranes has sprung up at the Queen's Wharf building site in Brisbane city, as the casino and resort development moves from the...

6/20/2019

article Feedback sought on NSW gaming regulation changes
(Australia) -- The NSW Government is inviting community and industry feedback on a number of “minor administrative changes” being proposed to gaming machine...

6/10/2019

article Your gambling habit could affect your chances of getting a home loan
(Australia) -- We all know lenders are cracking down on the conditions under which borrowers can take out home loans – but did you know even your gambling habits...

6/9/2019

article 'Implausible': Setback for online bookies in fight for lower bet taxes
(Australia) -- Claims made by some of the country's biggest online bookmakers that reducing their state gambling taxes would boost betting activity and generate more...

5/30/2019

article Proposals for 120-room hotel in marina waters at Queensway Quay provokes jeers from residents at DPC meeting
(Australia) -- Residents of QueenswayQuay jeered at the Development and Planning Commission meeting this morning as plans to construct a 6,200 square metre platform for...

5/27/2019

article Jackpot: Dan Andrews' $100 million lotto win
(Australia) -- Premier Daniel Andrews and his Treasurer Tim Pallas have had a big win on the lotto, with taxes paid on jackpot winnings boosting the state’s...

5/23/2019

article Aquis takeover set to boost Casino Canberra’s VIP appeal
(Australia) -- The sale of a majority stake in Australian-listed Aquis Entertainment Ltd to Blue Whale Entertainment Pty Ltd will allow the company’s primary asset...

5/22/2019

article Tougher Gambling Promotion Restrictions in Place in Victoria
(Australia) -- For sports bettors based over in Victoria, Australia, times are changing regarding the types of promotional offers that they are going to have made...
article Victoria takes first steps to adopt national framework
(Australia) -- Victoria has become the first Australian state to make headway into the National Consumer Protection Framework for Online Wagering, with several new rules...
article $400,000 grants sees Australian universities look at harm reduction
(Australia) -- The New South Wales Office of Responsible Gambling has revealed that five universities spread across the country are to share an almost AU$400,000 kitty,...

5/21/2019

article The Election Upset Caused Gambling Chaos On Both Ends Of The Spectrum
(Australia) -- Depending on where you sit on matters of politics and economics, you could argue that Australia either won big or lost big as a whole.

4/29/2019

article The CEO who wants to ban alcohol and gambling ads
(Australia) -- Shock horror in modern politics - I'd forge some friendships across political divides at both federal and state levels and start talking about the...

4/24/2019

article Unibet Australia Head of Racing Under Investigation in Widening Betting Fraud Probe
(Australia) -- Australian regulators looking into possible betting fraud have seized the phone and laptop belonging to Head of Racing at Unibet Australia, Phil Moyes,...

4/21/2019

article Foreign high-roller gambling market tipped to rebound within months
(Australia) -- The battle faving Australia's top casinos to lure back wealthy Asian high-roller gamblers is set to persist amid China's economic slowdown but...

4/16/2019

article Survey: younger Australians losing interest in gambling
(Australia) -- A new survey shows Australians are gambling less these days, while the country’s telecom watchdog continues its campaign against allowing...

4/3/2019

article VRGF Initiative Teaches Parents To Recognise Gambling Warning Signs
(Australia) -- The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF)has launched a gambling program designed to teach parents to recognise the warning signs of dangerous...

4/2/2019

article Australian casino sues Singaporean high roller to recover S$41.4 million in alleged gambling debts
(Singapore) -- A casino in Australia is suing a Singaporean businessman to recover A$43.2 million (S$41.4 million) that he allegedly lost at its tables.

4/1/2019

article High-roller refuses to pay $30.6M debt over casino dealer gaffe
(Australia) -- Between July 26 and August 1, a businessman out of Singapore blew through AU$43.2 million ($30.6 million) at the Star Gold Coast Casino in Queensland,...
article LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Libraries and casinos not a good mix
(Australia) -- I was distressed to read the following comment in the above article from Jim Wooder, project manager with Harbour Royal Development, at Wednesday’s...

3/31/2019

article Sydney Officials At Odds With Casino Companies over Proposed Towers
(Australia) -- Two hotel and casino tower projects have drawn the ire of the City of Sydney, with a key city official calling both schemes a “two-fingered salute...

3/30/2019

article High Roller Won’t Pay $41.5 Million Baccarat Loss Because ‘Dealer Made Mistakes’
(Australia) -- A Singaporean baccarat whale who was flown into Star Gold Coast Casino on its private jet in the hope that he would drop millions at its high-stakes...

3/28/2019

article Casino sues Singapore high-roller for $41.5 million, he says dealer made mistakes
(Australia) -- An Australian casino which flew in a Singaporean high roller and gave him A$200,000 (S$192,000) to gamble with, is now suing him for the A$43.2 million (S...

3/25/2019

article Daniel Andrews shuns advice on pokies cash limits
(Australia) -- Premier Daniel Andrews supported a $500 per day cash withdrawal limit in Victorian pokies venues despite advice from his gaming minister and public...

3/22/2019

article Aquis shareholders approve corporate takeover deal
(Australia) -- The shareholders of Australian-listed Aquis Entertainment Ltd have unanimously voted in favor of a corporate takeover that will see Blue Whale...

3/17/2019

article Australia's second biggest casino is going to start using facial recognition technology
(Australia) -- The Star Casino in Sydney is going to deploy facial recognition technology as part of a $10 million security upgrade, The Daily Telegraph reports. The...

3/14/2019

article The Wrap: Telcos, Builders, Casinos & Insurers
(Australia) -- The main issues for the telecommunications sector in 2019 centre on mobiles and the NBN. In terms of mobiles, UBS believes revenue share has been the main...

3/12/2019

article Australian Casino Uses Facial Recognition Cameras to Identify Potential Thieves
(Australia) -- An Australian casino is getting a biometric security upgrade after an employee tried to smuggle a $5,000 chip out of the building in a sock. Though the...

3/7/2019

article Proposed Casino Faces Pushback in Australia
(Australia) -- The Queensland Government in Australia is hoping to find a contractor to develop a second casino in the region, but locals are worried it could deepen...
article Queensland Government to Determine Interest in Second Casino
(Australia) -- The Queensland Government has announced that it will open an expression-of-interest process to determine whether there is any interest in a second casino...

3/5/2019

article Inside Australia's biggest online wagering company - Sportsbet
(Australia) -- In a series of startling documents 7.30 has discovered Sportsbet has spent almost half a billion dollars since 2013 promoting online gambling in Australia...

3/4/2019

article Second Gold Coast casino push raises concerns about problem gambling and market saturation
(Australia) -- The Queensland Government has announced it will search for a developer to build a second casino on the Gold Coast, with the promise of a swag of new jobs...

2/23/2019

article 'I wanted to be caught': Inside the reality of pokies addiction
(Australia) -- One woman speaks of the loss of her son to suicide, another of how her daughter visited her each weekend during her prison sentence. A man explains how...
article Scientific Games Corporation bringing keno Wave to Australia
(Australia) -- American lottery and gaming machines innovator Scientific Games Corporation has announced the signing of an agreement that is to see it upgrade the land-...

2/20/2019

article Star not hitting 'panic button' as Chinese VIPs get wary
(Australia) -- Australian casino giant Star Entertainment Group has experienced a sharp pullback in spending by wealthy foreign high-rollers, as China's economic...

2/19/2019

article China slowdown hits Crown Resorts' VIPs
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts executive chairman John Alexander says softer economic conditions in China and a crackdown on conspicuous consumption in the world's...
article Queenslanders lose record $2.4 billion to poker machines
(Australia) -- Queenslanders lost more than $6 million a day, or a staggering $4572 every minute, to poker machines in clubs and hotels last year.

2/18/2019

article Star casino dealer and two high rollers used hand signals to fleece $3m: court
(Australia) -- Two high rollers and a card dealer accused of fleecing The Star casino of $3 million by using hand signals in an exclusive gambling suite were acquitted...

2/12/2019

article Whales are coming back, but 'lucky' punters hurt SkyCity profits
(Australia) -- International high-rollers are coming in droves to casinos operated by SkyCity Entertainment Group, spending more but also winning bigger, which put a...

2/11/2019

article Sydney show already 82% full
(Australia) -- Although it is still six months off, the Australasian Gaming Expo is already 82% full, reports the organiser, GTA.

2/9/2019

article Venal power of political donations and poker machines
(Australia) -- It is not often you see such a textbook case of the power of political donors to shape our lives and subvert our democracy as that which came to its sad...

1/30/2019

article Powerful new regime to tackle match-fixing, cheating in Australian sport
(Australia) -- The nation's top sporting codes, including the AFL and NRL, will be subject to a sweeping new anti-corruption regime overseen by a national watchdog...

1/26/2019

article Pokies bring in the millions, but some clubs want to bring in new businesses
(Australia) -- Even as Sydney’s clubs remain awash with funds from poker machines, some are trying to find new ways of making money. But some members and industry...
article Residents in Victoria, Australia Lost $2.7 Billion to Poker Last Year
(Australia) -- Residents in Victoria lost over $2.7 billion on poker machines in 2018, breaking the previous record by $58 million. The excesses in betting are now...

1/25/2019

article Gambling black market remains strong in Australia
(Australia) -- Despite a concerted government crackdown along with the passage of new legislation, the gambling black market reportedly remains ubiquitous throughout...
article Victoria Residents Lost $2.7bn on Poker Machines in 2018
(Australia) -- Pokies are extremely popular in Australia. They are poker machines and they are popular all across the country in various establishments. Victoria, the...

1/22/2019

article Regulators bet on tighter controls as illegal gaming set to top $2 billion
(Australia) -- Illegal betting in Australia has grown faster then legal gambling and is expected to top more than $2 billion by next year, a doubling in four years,...

1/19/2019

article How betting agencies restrict punters who win too often or too much
(Australia) -- Punters and anti-gambling advocates have hit out at betting agencies for restricting or shutting down the accounts of people who win too often. In a...

1/11/2019

article How Aussie casino company's $400m punt on Asia came unstuck
(Australia) -- The closest legal gaming tables to Bangkok are a four-hour drive east, down a highway that leads to the Thai-Cambodian border. Just over the border is the...

12/31/2018

article Fake island, complete with skyscraper and casino, was planned for South Bank
(Australia) -- South Bank could have featured an artificial island in the Brisbane River with a skyscraper, World Trade Centre and casino. Following the overwhelming...

12/27/2018

article Australia's gambling problem grows, advocates want to tighten the industry
(Australia) -- The festive period can be especially hard for problem gamblers as they're confronted with a multitude of temptations to bet on sport and other games...

12/20/2018

article Casino Canberra set to change hands in $32 million transaction
(Australia) -- Casino Canberra is set to change hands in a $32 million transaction, after signing a deal with a company owned and controlled by Michael Gu, who leads one...

12/18/2018

article Australia's most complained about ad breaks record
(Australia) -- An ad showing a showing a man, naked from the waist up, appearing to "manscape" his genital region has attracted a record number of complaints....

12/13/2018

article Aquis sees AU$330 million Canberra casino plan rejected
(Australia) -- The ACT Government has knocked back an unsolicited bid by Aquis Entertainment for the AU$330 million redevelopment of Casino Canberra.
article Plan by Aquis to launch casino in Canberra nixed
(Australia) -- Ever since June of last year, Hong Kong-based Aquis Entertainment had been prepared to redevelop Casino Canberra in Australia. It submitted a proposal...
article Donaco orders strategic review to improve debt, cash flow position
(Australia) -- Australian-listed Donaco International Limited has announced that it is conducting a strategic review in order to restructure its bank debt and free up...

12/5/2018

article Gambling problems higher in international students
(Australia) -- International university students are almost twice as likely to exhibit problematic gambling behaviours than domestic students, despite gambling at...

12/3/2018

article Australia prepares for launch of national gambling framework
(Australia) -- Australia's six governments have formally committed to launching a National Consumer Protection Framework for wagering, paving the way for a number of...
article New chapter for Australian online gambling, as states commit to ‘National Framework’ mandate
(Australia) -- Australia’s six state governments have committed to the mandate of the nation’s first ‘National Consumer Protection Framework’...

12/2/2018

article TAB workers cut in industry shake-up
(Australia) -- WA’s TAB will make two dozen workers redundant but has denied the move is in preparation for the State-owned betting agency’s privatisation by...

11/29/2018

article Gamblers to ban themselves under new national register scheme
(Australia) -- A national register will be set up to allow Australians trying to quit gambling to ban themselves from all betting sites and apps, as part of a wide-...

11/26/2018

article What online casinos will look like in the next 10 years
(Australia) -- Without a doubt, the gambling industry has changed dramatically over the past two decades. Back in the 1990s when the first online casinos were launched,...

11/22/2018

article Gold Coast market not fit for second casino operator: analysts
(Australia) -- Macquarie Research analysts have poured cold water on the prospects for a second casino operator on Australia’s Gold Coast holiday strip, insisting...

11/21/2018

article New casinos to face challenges in the Gold Coast
(Australia) -- A new integrated resort is set to be developed in the Gold Coast, a major tourism hub in Australia, but it may face some challenges, experts say....

11/20/2018

article Chart of the day: Are Australians the world's biggest gambling losers? You can bet on it
(Australia) -- Maybe it is because we back our cricket and rugby union teams to win, or maybe it's because we have more pokies per head of population than anywhere...

11/19/2018

article Nine, Seven respond to tightening of gambling advertising policies
(Australia) -- Nine and Seven have weighed in on the growing conversation surrounding sports gambling advertising, each taking a hard stance on the future of the...

11/13/2018

article 'Turning point': Betfair ordered to repay 'red-flag' gambler $150,000
(Australia) -- Online gambling site Betfair Australia has been ordered to repay $150,000 to a problem gambler after failing to identify his “red-flag”...

11/12/2018

article The future of sports gambling in Australia
(Australia) -- ecently introduced legislation in Australia has limited the scope of gambling advertising during live play. This has been referred to colloquially as a...

11/11/2018

article 'Turning point': Betfair ordered to repay 'red-flag' gambler $150,000
(Australia) -- Online gambling site Betfair Australia has been ordered to repay $150,000 to a problem gambler after failing to identify his “red-flag”...

11/6/2018

article Thirty-three Online Gambling Sites Quit Australian Market in a Year
(Australia) -- Thirty-three unlicensed gambling operators have left the Australian market over the past year, thanks to enforcement action from Australia’s...

11/5/2018

article Star Entertainment to invest additional AU$2 billion in upgraded Queensland masterplan
(Australia) -- Australia’s Star Entertainment Group has received state government approval that will see it invest an additional AU$2 billion into a new “...

11/3/2018

article Barangaroo development threatens views from few Crown hotel rooms
(Australia) -- Only a small proportion of hotel rooms, and none of the apartments, in Crown's $2 billion casino tower at Barangaroo would have their Opera House and...

11/1/2018

article Aussie watchdog claims victory in war with int’l gambling sites
(Australia) -- Australia’s telecom watchdog is claiming victory in its fight against unauthorized online gambling sites serving the needs of local punters.
article Health head turned Crown director says gambling not as bad as smoking
(Australia) -- One of Crown Resorts' newest directors has hailed her presence on the board as a positive for gambling harm minimisation. Jane Halton, the former head...

10/31/2018

article Gambling reforms have increased pokie profits, Treasurer admits
(Australia) -- The state government has admitted that a package of reforms to gambling policies it introduced earlier this year have led to increased losses on poker...

10/23/2018

article Unclaimed Gambling Winnings Fund Jackie Chan Movie in Australia
(Australia) -- Unclaimed Gambling Winnings Fund Jackie Chan Movie in AustraliaUnclaimed Gambling Winnings Fund Jackie Chan Movie in AustraliaUnclaimed Gambling Winnings...

10/22/2018

article Australians Are ‘World’s Worst Gamblers’ On Sports Betting
(Australia) -- Australia’s gambling reputation has taken center stage once again as new figures released this month show Australians are the worst gamblers on the...

10/20/2018

article World's worst gamblers: Australia's destructive love affair with sports betting continues to grow
(Australia) -- As the spring racing carnival kicks off this weekend with the Caulfield Cup, new figures show Australians are losing more money than ever on sports...

10/17/2018

article New online gambling advertising rules in Australia and their impact
(Australia) -- Australia is known for its liberal approach toward gambling. You can bet, play poker or wager anything with no fear of breaking the law. There is nothing...

10/14/2018

article Berejiklian accused of kowtowing to gambling lobby over pokies pledge
(Australia) -- The New South Wales government has been accused of kowtowing to the powerful gambling lobby twice in a week – this time over curbs on poker machine...
article Loved ones could blacklist problem gamblers under Clubs NSW plan
(Australia) -- Joy Van Duinen knew her son Gary had a gambling problem, but did not realise the extent of it until he took his own life.She had asked his local club to...
article Gambling ad spend surges 26% in year to July
(Australia) -- Gambling advertising investment has grown by 26% to $140 million in the year to July in spite of tougher restrictions introduced this year around when...

10/11/2018

article Western Australia government to sell TAB
(Australia) -- The Western Australia government announced this week that it will push ahead with the sale of the state-owned betting agency TAB, in a deal that could...

10/8/2018

article What Sydney Opera House feud says about Australia's gambling obsession
(Australia) -- A national debate is raging in Australia over an advertisement for a horse race being projected on the side of one of Australia's most recognized...

10/7/2018

article Innovative local approaches to gambling harm
(Australia) -- Victoria’s inaugural Gambling Harm Awareness Week (8–14 October) was today launched by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor...

10/5/2018

article With chips down, Christmas Island wants to gamble on casino revival
(Australia) -- Asylum seekers could make way for gamblers from Asia in an effort to stop Christmas Island's battling economy from collapsing, as the federal...

10/4/2018

article High-Roller Volume Rebounds at Australian Casinos
(Australia) -- In 2016, Crown Resorts had nineteen of its employees placed under arrest in China for promoting gambling in the country and trying to lure its high-...

10/1/2018

article High-roller spending 'solid' at Australian casinos despite China fears
(Australia) -- Fears that China’s slowing economic growth could cause a collapse in the number of Asian high-rollers coming to gamble heavily at Australian casinos...

9/25/2018

article Tatts Group shares its financial report
(Australia) -- The Australian leading gaming group Tatts Group revealed this week its financial report, which addresses the annual gaming operations from fiscal year...

9/24/2018

article ‘Landmark milestones’ for Star Group
(Australia) -- The 2018 financial year saw “several landmark milestones” achieved by Australia’s Star Entertainment Group. The company stated that...

9/22/2018

article 'Aesthetic disgrace': Proposed tower on casino site divides opinion
(Australia) -- The Star is gambling on attracting wealthy Chinese tourists to a $500 million hotel and residential tower on its casino site in Pyrmont. The proposed...

9/20/2018

article The Dorsett Gold Coast
(Australia) -- A 53-storey mixed use tower set to create 2300 jobs and house one of the Gold Coast's largest luxury hotels has broken ground in a sod-turning...
article Opinion: Packer v Star: duelling towers and #MeToo moment for Sydney
(Australia) -- I’ve always avoided the obvious tower-phallus analogy, focused as it is on an erection pun every bit as puerile as the priapism it seeks to satirise...

9/18/2018

article Australian government to review online in-play betting ban
(Australia) -- Australian authorities could legalise live in-play online sports betting after a report focused on the effects of its prohibition showed that many...

9/13/2018

article Gaming machines added AU$8.3 billion to Australian economy in 2016-17, report finds
(Australia) -- Electronic gaming machines (EGMs) contributed AU$8.32 billion to the Australian economy in 2016-17 and provided direct employment to 46,660 people, a new...

9/9/2018

article Chart of the day: How Australians lost almost $24 billion
(Australia) -- Australians are losing almost $24 billion a year to gambling — more per capita than any other nation. But where's it all going? The answer to...
article Deputy LNP leader calls out gambling executive who liked Labor tweet
(Australia) -- Deputy LNP leader Tim Mander has responded to criticism that he "bullied" a gambling executive after she liked a tweet from a Labor minister...
article Lottery the preferred game of choice for Australians in FY18
(Australia) -- Lotteries have emerged as the most popular form of gambling among Australians with 44.8% of the adult population having purchased a lottery or scratch...

9/8/2018

article After a controversial 60 Minutes, other parents share harrowing reality of gaming addiction.
(Australia) -- Last week, a story on 60 Minutes caused a stir among Australian parents. The story followed Britta Hodge, a despairing mother whose sons’ gaming...

9/3/2018

article Australians Left with Few Online Poker Choices
(Australia) -- When the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill passed through the various stages of the Australian Parliament in 2017, it began to look like a version of...

9/2/2018

article Problem gambling brings remote community together to bring an end to 'vicious cycle'
(Australia) -- In one of the most remote communities in Australia, Senior Sergeant Stephen Dixon hops in his car at 8pm every day to do a patrol of the area. He is one...
article Three out of four kids who watch sport think gambling is ‘normal’. It’s not.
(Australia) -- For most people, the visual picture of a gambler is someone playing the pokies, or at the casino. But according to a recent study led by Deakin University...

8/31/2018

article Pokie makers working on new machines to target gamer generation
(Australia) -- In a basement workshop in San Francisco, sometime in the 1890s, a young mechanic put the final touches on an intriguing new gambling device: coin-operated...

8/29/2018

article Ainsworth results down in FY18 despite late surge
(Australia) -- Australian slot machine company Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (AGT) saw its revenue decline 5.8% to AU$265.6 million in the 12 months to 30 June 2018...

8/28/2018

article 'A poker machine in your lounge room': How betting agencies target sports fans
(Australia) -- Young men registered with betting agencies are bombarded daily with text messages and emails urging them to place bets, Queensland research has found. Two...
article Holy Dooley, Catholic clubs make a killing from poker machines
(Australia) -- DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club has raked in more than half a billion dollars of revenue from poker machines over the past ten years. That’s $511 million...

8/25/2018

article The Star claims it’s Australia’s biggest VIP gambling operator
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator The Star Entertainment Group is celebrating its fiscal year results despite taking a beating from VIP gamblers on a hot streak.

8/23/2018

article Foreign high-roller numbers bounce back at The Star's casinos
(Australia) -- Foreign high-rollers have returned to gamble in record volumes at Australian casinos operated by The Star, turning over more than $61 billion in the past...

8/20/2018

article ACT eyes gambling reforms to tackle Australia’s problem gambling woes
(Australia) -- Amendments to Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) gambling laws are underway, and to be finalized for presentation before the end of 2018,...
article Ladbrokes Australia pulls out of gaming reform strategy
(Australia) -- Ladbrokes has distanced itself from a multi-company collaboration on safer gambling strategies in Australia.The operator had been working with the...

8/18/2018

article Australian Casinos Not Doing Enough To Enforce Responsible Gambling
(Australia) -- A Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) released another review into the Crown Melbourne’s casino operations. In total,...

8/14/2018

article The $15 billion truth Jeff Kennett learned about pokies this week
(Australia) -- Former Victorian premier, Jeff Kennett, ought to know a thing or two about poker machines. His beloved Hawthorn Football Club rakes in more from pokies...

8/11/2018

article NSW club pokie profits up by $9500 per machine
(Australia) -- Confidential reports show NSW clubs pulled in $9500 more profit from each of their poker machines last year than they did in 2011. At the 25 most...

8/8/2018

article Builder sued after storm caused Perth Crown Casino roof collapse
(Australia) -- Bosses of Perth’s Crown Casino are suing building group Jaxon for more than $1 million, claiming its slack practice before a weekend rainstorm...

8/7/2018

article Poker machine secrets on USB 'lost when moving house', court hears
(Australia) -- Sujay Prabhu, a University of Sydney engineering graduate, is caught in a battle between two poker machine giants over the secrets behind one of the world...
article Education, not restriction, is key to reducing harm from offshore gambling
(Australia) -- Australian internet gambling policies have been refined and prohibitions on illegal gambling sites clarified in recent years. Despite this, offshore...

8/6/2018

article Melton pokies losses hit $66 million
(Australia) -- Gamblers lost more than $210,000 a day at poker machine venues across Melton and Moorabool, new data reveals. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and...

8/5/2018

article Gaming machine losses surge
(Australia) -- COUNCILS across Victoria are uniting to demand changes to pokies laws but the plea seems to have fallen on policymakers’ deaf ears. The Labor state...

7/28/2018

article OP/ED: 'We don't say use ice responsibly. Well, pokies are the ice of gambling'
(Australia) -- Victorians have recorded a loss of almost $2.7billion on pokie machines in the last financial year, the highest in a decade. New research from the...

7/23/2018

article Councils demand $1 pokie bet limits in Victoria
(Australia) -- A push for $1 bet limits on poker machines in Victoria has received renewed support, with local councils tipping hundreds of thousands of dollars into a...

7/17/2018

article Pubs to get greater share of pokies under rule change
(Australia) -- A long-standing arrangement splitting Victoria's poker machines evenly between pubs and clubs has been quietly axed, with the Andrews government...
article Online betting sites using Cocos Islands web addresses investigated over possible breach
(Australia) -- Australia's media watchdog says it is looking into the legality of a number of offshore gambling websites using Australian web addresses. The ABC is...

7/13/2018

article ACMA Calls Federal Government for Further Extension of Gambling Advertising Ban Online
(Australia) -- The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), which is the body responsible for the regulation of broadcasting, television and radio...

7/11/2018

article Australian court blocks CrownBet from reviving Sportingbet name
(Australia) -- Leading Australian sportsbook CrownBet may have to rethink a proposed name change after one of its main rivals, Sportsbet, won a temporary injunction...

7/10/2018

article Fears virtual horse races may pose a new gambling threat to WA amid TAB sale reform
(Australia) -- An expansion of popular electronic gaming options, including animated horse and greyhound racing, is being considered by the WA Government as part of the...

7/6/2018

article Crown Resorts Limited unhappy with Barangaroo Central expansion
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator, Crown Resorts Limited, could soon become involved in a legal wrangle with the government of New South Wales over the latter...

7/4/2018

article Gaming minister will consult on 'flawed' scheme for pokie profits
(Australia) -- Consultation will start next week on changes to a controversial scheme that diverts a small portion of poker machine profits into community causes,...

7/3/2018

article Mysterious High Roller and Suspected Money Launderer Peter Hoang Probably Murdered Over Unpaid Debt, Inquest Finds
(Australia) -- A Vietnamese high-roller shot and killed in Australia four years ago had many enemies, an inquest was told on Monday. Peter Hoang, 36, was shot five times...

7/2/2018

article Problem gambling ‘rife’, campaigners warn ahead of Crown report
(Australia) -- Anti-gambling campaigners have warned that Melbourne’s multi-billion-dollar Crown casino is rife with irresponsible gaming and called for a more...
article Gary went on a 13-hour gambling binge. He died with nothing left
(Australia) -- When Australian man Gary Van Duinen's mother learnt her son hadn't come home one night, she went straight to search for him among the poker...

7/1/2018

article Crown Casino giving punters access to 'dangerous' pokies features, anti-gambling advocates say
(Australia) -- Punters at Crown Casino who have signed up to a system designed to limit their losses are being given access to "dangerous" unrestricted...
article Crown's 'turbo-charged' pokies deal cops heat
(Australia) -- Loyal customers at Crown Resorts have access to as many as 1000 “unrestricted” poker machines which do not have to comply with laws designed...

6/27/2018

article Australian gambling industry sees yearly decline
(Australia) -- A declining number of Australians gambled in the 12 months to March 2018 compared to the year before, but this fall masks a continued growth in mobile...

6/26/2018

article Australian gambling trends see slight decline, study finds
(Australia) -- A new study from market research firm Roy Morgan has revealed a slight decrease in the number of adult Australian to have gambled in an average three-...

6/25/2018

article Sportsbet sues Crownbet to stop Sportingbet rebrand
(Australia) -- Australian online sports betting operator Sportsbet is suing rival Crownbet over the latter’s attempt to rebrand as Sportingbet. On Monday,...
article Construction begins on Adelaide Casino expansion
(Australia) -- Construction begins today on the $330 million upgrade and expansion of the Adelaide Casino, with up to 1000 jobs expected to be created during the project...
article Construction work begins on Adelaide Casino
(Australia) -- After SkyCity Entertainment announced approval for a $330m casino expansion last year, construction work has now begun. The SkyCity Adelaide Casino will...
article Australian gambling trends see slight decline, study finds
(Australia) -- A new study from market research firm Roy Morgan has revealed a slight decrease in the number of adult Australian to have gambled in an average three-...
article Study: Almost Half Of All Aussies Admit To Some Form Of Gambling
(Australia) -- A new study into the gambling habits of Australians has found almost half of us (49.1 per cent) gambled in the 12 month period to March 2018, slightly...

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