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12/10/2017

article COMMENTARY: The case for poker machines
(Australia) -- Australians work hard and we like to play hard too. In 2015-16 we spent over $11 billion on Christmas gifts, $41 billion dining out and on takeaway food...

12/6/2017

article Deakin University launches new study on female gambling and the influence of pop culture on betting
(Australia) -- THE RISE of reality television betting, female-targeted pokie machines and Instagram influencers will form part of new study on women’s changing...

12/5/2017

article Study of Gambling in Australia: 6.8 Million Play Regularly, Losing $18 Billion Since 2016
(Australia) -- The Australian government last week released figures from a study that presented the most comprehensive picture of Australian gambling habits to date.
article Casino Operator Faces Lawsuit -- WSJ
(Australia) -- A new lawsuit alleges Crown Resorts Ltd. misled investors about the risks involved in its efforts to woo lucrative Chinese high-rollers, the latest...
article Gambling: the weed we're addicted to
(Australia) -- When shooting rampages occur in the United States, Australians look on with perplexity: can't Americans see the damage their obsession with guns is...

12/3/2017

article Bookies bid for better deal as online gambling taxes loom
(Australia) -- Online gambling companies have ramped up their political lobbying efforts in an attempt to stop Victoria from adopting a 15 per cent tax on digital...

11/29/2017

article 'Confused' MP is 'scare-mongering': Mayor slams anti-casino petition
(Australia) -- Mayor Mark Jamieson has labelled Andrew Wallace as "obviously confused by the process" after the federal MP launched a Say No to Council's...
article Australian politics could block casino
(Australia) -- The Australian press revealed a plan introduced by the Queensland Liberal National Party that seeks the blocking of the casino proposal in the coastal...
article Australian sports betting sees a significant rise
(Australia) -- Australia has seen a 13% year-on-year rise in sports betting expenditure for the 2015-2016 financial year, according to official figures. The 33rd edition...

11/28/2017

article SA’s Deputy Premier John Rau warns online betting companies against targeting children and gambling addicts with advertising
(Australia) -- ONLINE betting companies are reportedly targeting children and gambling addicts with unsolicited advertising and incentives, prompting a warning from the...

11/27/2017

article High rollers from China are heading back to Australian casinos
(Australia) -- High rollers from China are on their way back to Australia casinos. Morgan Stanley analysts, who recently met with casino and junket operators in Macau,...

11/26/2017

article Foreign high-roller gamblers return to Australia
(Australia) -- Wealthy foreign gamblers are returning to Australian casinos in large numbers, and analysts are forecasting the strong growth to continue. VIP casino...

11/22/2017

article 6.8m Australians are 'regular gamblers'
(Australia) -- It's no secret Australians love a punt but researchers say those most likely to be problem gamblers are also the most financially and socially...
article Woolworths says $1 bet limits on poker machines won't help problem gamblers
(Australia) -- Chairman knocks back calls for company, which is one of Australia’s largest poker machine operators, to follow Coles in introducing maximum bets.

11/21/2017

article YourPlay gambling help program labelled a $197 million 'waste of money'
(Australia) -- A former Gambler's Help worker says a Victorian Government program designed to help people manage their losses on the pokies is a failure which does...

11/14/2017

article VIPSlots ready to welcome online casino players
(Australia) -- A new online casino is currently being offered, at VIPSlots.com. Players will find the new online gaming site offers a nice selection of games including...
article Watchdog Groups Fire Back at Australian Politicians for Accepting Kickbacks
(Australia) -- Australian politicians are being ridiculed by watchdog groups for accepting gifts from gambling companies because of the current debate regarding the...
article Northern Territory Government Bans Lottoland from Accepting Australian Customers’ Bets
(Australia) -- The lottery betting company Lottoland, which has recently caused a lot of controversy in Australia, is to see its website suspended by the Northern...

11/13/2017

article Australian Politicians Criticized for Accepting Perks From Gambling Companies
(Australia) -- Politicians in Australia are coming under criticism by watchdog groups for accepting gifts from gambling companies as they debate legislation on industry...

11/12/2017

article Australian Politicians Criticized for Accepting Perks From Gambling Companies
(Australia) -- Politicians in Australia are coming under criticism by watchdog groups for accepting gifts from gambling companies as they debate legislation on industry...
article Casino owner tips "modest growth"
(Australia) -- Owner of the Adelaide Casino, SkyCity Entertainment Group, says revenue in the first four months of the financial year lifted 1.7 per cent and it remains...

11/10/2017

article Australia’s newest online bookie Neds ordered to pull another ad
(Australia) -- Australian online bookmaker Neds hasn’t been in business more than a couple months, but has already had two of its commercials banned from the...

11/8/2017

article New casino a 'deal breaker' for balance of power support
(Australia) -- Pauline Hanson wants the Gold Coast to miss out on a second casino licence so that Cairns and Great Keppel Island can secure the state's two available...
article Casino Canberra to add poker machines
(Australia) -- The clubs and hotels in the ACT monopoly over poker machines has been terminated as the Legislative Assembly passed the Casino (Electronic Gaming) Act...

11/7/2017

article One Nation demands new Queensland casino in exchange for balance of power support
(Australia) -- One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has demanded a casino be built in central Queensland in exchange for the party's support in balance of power...

11/6/2017

article Aussie betting sites’ ‘give us your cash, f**kheads’ promos slammed
(Australia) -- The arrival of another Melbourne Cup Carnival week has brought fresh scrutiny – and some choice satire – to Australia’s online sports...
article Bookmakers face regulatory crackdown in Australia
(Australia) -- Australia is the gambling capital of the western world, where punters spend more per head than anywhere else on earth. But as Ireland’s Rekindling...
article CRA begins consultation on promotion of gambling
(Australia) -- The new draft provisions cover the promotion of gambling and betting odds in live sports coverage and will implement a ban on advertising gambling between...

11/2/2017

article Canberra Casino Allowed to Feature Poker Machines and to Search for New Owner
(Australia) -- Gordon Ramsay, the Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory, issued the anticipated by many framework into the Legislative Assembly on...

11/1/2017

article Bill to allow poker machines at the casino doesn't prevent Aquis from selling up
(Australia) -- A bill to allow Canberra's casino to operate gaming machines in exchange for redeveloping the site into a swanky hotels and restaurants would not stop...

10/30/2017

article Casino boss: This town ain’t big enough for both of us
(Australia) -- A WELL-WORN cliche from the dialogue of dime western novels neatly sums up the Reef Hotel Casino’s response to the threat of a new gambling mecca...

10/29/2017

article Landmark report says key 'addictive' pokie feature should be banned
(Australia) -- A landmark report into the harm caused by gambling in NSW has recommended banning a controversial feature of poker machines known as "losses...
article Lobby group advocates for poker machine betting limits to be introduced
(Australia) -- Gambling limits and poker machines in the Casino are back on the agenda with the ACT Labor cabinet expected to discuss options today.

10/27/2017

article Police Say Rugby Players Passed Inside Info to Gamblers
(Australia) -- Police say that players in Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) provided insider information to gamblers, though their match-fixing investigation...

10/26/2017

article Landmark report says key 'addictive' pokie feature should be banned
(Australia) -- A landmark report into the harm caused by gambling in NSW has recommended banning a controversial feature of poker machines known as "losses...

10/25/2017

article Australia's Crown says VIP turnover from domestic casinos slides
(Australia) -- Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd said on Thursday that VIP turnover at domestic casinos had tumbled 17 percent in the current financial year - a slide...

10/24/2017

article Australia politicians propose ‘middle ground’ A$2 maximum bet stake for pokies
(Australia) -- In Australia, several members of the ACT Greens Party have taken another step towards imposing a A$2 maximum bet per spin for pokies operating out of...

10/22/2017

article ACT Greens float potential $2 per-spin bet limit for Canberra Casino legislation
(Australia) -- The ACT Greens may agree to a $2 per-spin maximum bet limit for pokies at the redeveloped Canberra Casino, with talks underway ahead of debate on casino...

10/18/2017

article Crane close call costs Vic company $24k
(Australia) -- A Melbourne construction company which allowed a large crane to operate under high voltage power lines has been fined more than $24,000. Imagebuild Group...
article Player expenditure on poker machines declines
(Tasmania) -- Player spending on poker machines has declined in Tasmania, the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission annual report says. Players spent almost $72 million...

10/17/2017

article Andrew Wilkie tables claims in Parliament that Crown Casino ‘tampered’ with poker machines
(Australia) -- Whistleblowers have alleged Crown Casino has deliberately tampered with poker machines to increase gambling losses. Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has...
article Australian State Government Considers Measures for Dealing with Lottoland
(Australia) -- The State Government of Australia is pushing to suspend so-called “rogue” lottery operators such as Lottoland at a time when the office of the...
article Brisbane Councilor Blasts Casino Developers for Presenting “Hostile Architecture”
(Australia) -- A Greens Brisbane councilor criticized developers of the A$3-billion Queen’s Wharf integrated resorts for presenting a design of the property that...
article Queensland Gov authorises second casino in the Gold Coast
(Australia) -- The government of Queensland has announced this week it has granted permission to build a second casino in the Gold Coast region. According to local media...

10/16/2017

article Casino poker machine plan in limbo
(Australia) -- There seems no easy way to resolve the question of whether Canberra casino will actually get to install poker machines, despite the ACT government green...
article Companies to tender for Queen’s Wharf project
(Australia) -- The upcoming US$3 billion casino project that is set to be built at the Brisbane riverfront site will soon have companies tender for the latest contract.
article Second casino could be coming to Australia’s Gold Coast
(Australia) -- A second casino could likely be built on Australia’s Gold Coast, following news that Queensland’s Government support plans for a new gaming...
article Casino op Donaco to buy back up to 5pct of ordinary shares
(Australia) -- Australia-listed Asian casino operator Donaco International Ltd announced on Monday the implementation of an “on-market buy-back” for up to 41...

10/15/2017

article Proposed A$5 Spin Limit for Casino Canberra’s Poker Machines Draws Frustration
(Australia) -- Manufacturers of poker machines (else known as slot machines) have voiced their discontent with the recent proposal for the implementation of a A$5 limit...

10/14/2017

article Poker machine manufacturers reject government's bet regime for Canberra casino
(Australia) -- The poker machine industry has rejected a $5 spin limit in poker machines at the casino as not viable or feasible. Gaming Technologies Association chief...

10/11/2017

article VIP gamblers returning to Crown, Star
(Australia) -- The recent release of Crown Resorts’ employees from a Chinese jail has signalled a return of VIP gamblers to Australia, prompting analysts to boost...

10/7/2017

article OP/ED: James Packer’s billionaire babysitter Ben Tilley pays a high price for friendship
(Australia) -- WANTED: Babysitter for billionaire. Wealthy businessman living abroad requires good-humoured male companion.
article Sudbury Accent: The events centre
(Australia) -- Council voted in June to replace the 61-year-old barn on Elgin Street with a new events centre on The Kingsway, on land owned by Dario Zulich. It is...

10/5/2017

article Lottoland faces ban from NSW government
(Australia) -- The NSW government is looking to restrict the operation of “synthetic lotteries” such as those run by online betting agency Lottoland, local...

10/3/2017

article Betting Company Lottoland Faces National Ban and Industry Outlash
(Australia) -- The crusade against the controversial lottery betting company Lottoland is in full swing in Australia, as many people, companies, and firms in the sector...

10/1/2017

article The Truth About Australia’s Gambling Problem
(Australia) -- Australia has a reputation that as a nation that loves to gamble, perhaps a little too much. The past few years it’s been difficult to go long...

9/30/2017

article Gold Coast gambling: Pokies losses cracking a record $30 million
(Australia) -- THE Gold Coast has cracked the dreaded $30 million in monthly losses on poker machines in the region. According to state government statistics punters on...

9/27/2017

article 'A pretty crappy bet': the pokies that rely on deception and addiction
(Australia) -- Of the items you might expect to see in the workplace of a professor of public health, a poker machine is probably not one. The Dolphin Treasure pokie...

9/22/2017

article Aussie court tests 'problem gambler'
(Australia) -- The end of the first week in the high-profile Federal Court action in Australia between a former compulsive gambler and the Crown Casino in Melbourne in...

9/21/2017

article Aussie court tests 'problem gambler'
(Australia) -- The end of the first week in the high-profile Federal Court action in Australia between a former compulsive gambler and the Crown Casino in Melbourne in...
article Player sues slot maker
(Australia) -- A lawsuit in Australia alleging slot-maker Aristocrat’s Dolphin Treasure game has an oversized fifth reel, which has more symbols than the first...

9/20/2017

article Australian federal court delays Tabcorp/Tatts $7bn merger
(Australia) -- The odyssey between Tabcorp and Tatts continues, as the Australian federal court has now ruled for a review of the $6.9bn deal. The move had previously...
article Australian Federal Court Returns Tabcorp-Tatts Merger to ACT for Further Consideration
(Australia) -- The Australian Federal Court upheld an appeal against the long-discussed merger between the local betting company Tabcorp Holdings and the lotteries...
article Gambling addict brings landmark Australia poker machine case
(Australia) -- A landmark trial began Tuesday against Australian casino giant Crown and gambling slot machine maker Aristocrat, alleging players are misled or deceived...

9/18/2017

article Vic pokie reform for big gambling suburbs
(Australia) -- Poker machine numbers will be capped in problem gambling areas across Victoria along with sweeping reforms to limit cash withdrawals in pubs, clubs and...
article Victorian Government announces $500 EFTPOS cap on slot machine venues in bid to limit gaming losses
(Australia) -- Pokie venues will be hit with a sweeping raft of changes including a $500 a day cap on eftpos withdrawals in the bid to tackle gambling harm in Victoria....

9/16/2017

article Casino takings slump as high rollers stay away
(Australia) -- CHINESE high rollers are deserting James Packer’s Perth casino in droves, putting at risk one of the key strategies behind Crown’s $650...
article Victorian government proposes gambling ad crackdown
(Australia) -- GAMBLING promotion could be restricted in Victoria’s public spaces, with proposed laws banning betting advertisements on roads, public transport,...

9/15/2017

article Aspire Global withdraws from Australia
(Australia) -- Aspire Global has become the latest gambling company to pull its services from the Australian market. In a statement on its website, Aspire said that the...

9/14/2017

article Drop in Lotterywest revenue shows fewer West Australians pursuing Lotto dream
(Australia) -- Many people have fantasised about a Lotto win taking away all their financial worries, but it appears to be a dream a diminishing number of West...
article Landmark Australian legal battle surrounding ‘pokies’
(Australia) -- Australia is going through a unique legal case to determine the legality of certain betting machines. The case centres on a woman who suffered from...

9/13/2017

article Aristocrat argues pokies 'in no way' deceptive
(Maine) -- Australia's largest pokies manufacturer denies that gamblers might be misled by the uneven spread of symbols and varying reel sizes on slot machines,...

9/12/2017

article Crown Casino defends 'authorised and approved' Aristocrat poker machines in court
(Australia) -- Lawyers for Crown Casino have rejected claims the company has engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct through the use of "rigged" poker...
article Gambling addict brings landmark Australia poker machine case
(Australia) -- A landmark trial began Tuesday against Australian casino giant Crown and gambling slot machine maker Aristocrat, alleging players are misled or deceived...
article South Australians spending millions less on pokies
(Australia) -- The amount that South Australians fed into the state’s poker machines dropped by more than $38 million in the past financial year - the biggest fall...

9/11/2017

article Australia links illegal gambling operators to Asian crime gangs
(Australia) -- Australia’s Black Economy Taskforce (BET) has given law enforcement agencies the green light to hunt down illegal betting exchanges that are...
article Ministers agree to ban some sports betting incentives in Australia
(Australia) -- About a month after gamblers in Australia learned that ‘legal’ online casinos and poker rooms were to become a thing of the past, the sports...
article ‘Fake’ lottery under threat as news agents declare war on Lottoland
(Australia) -- THE future of growing gambling disrupter Lottoland is under threat as news agents around Australia launch an aggressive campaign to shut down the digital...
article Can a federal court case against pokies succeed where politics has failed?
(Australia) -- Maurice Blackburn today launched a federal court case against poker machine manufacturer Aristocrat Technologies Australia and casino owner Crown...
article Pokies trial told machines designed unfairly and breach consumer law
(Australia) -- A landmark trial taking on poker machine giants has begun in the federal court, with lawyers representing the plaintiffs drawing on references to the film...

9/10/2017

article Former poker machine addict taking on James Packer's Crown and Aristocrat in landmark legal case
(Australia) -- Take a walk across the gaming floors of casinos around the country and you'll see flashing lights, hear ringing bells, and the simulated sound of...
article Hundreds of angry Gold Coast residents rally against controversial Southport casino plan
(Australia) -- HUNDREDS of furious anti-casino protesters have called on the State Government to can plans for the controversial development at a heated rally in...

9/9/2017

article New Gold Coast Casino Plan Faces Heating Opposition
(Australia) -- A controversial new plan for the construction of an integrated resort in Gold Coast has been facing stronger and growing opposition, as city residents...

9/8/2017

article Western Australia set to hit online bookmakers with new tax
(Australia) -- The government of Western Australia has announced a plan to hit online bookmakers with a new wagering tax from 2019, according to The Australian.

9/4/2017

article Australia’s new cashless welfare card could hit casino spending
(Australia) -- Studies carried out in areas of Australia where cashless welfare is being trialled have shown a significant drop in spending on casino games and alcohol.
article Pokies pre-commitment schemes needed to help gamblers limit losses, researchers say
(Australia) -- Compulsory pokies pre-commitment systems should be introduced across the country, the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) says.

9/3/2017

article Bookmaker Dean Shannon to launch new online lottery business, Neds
(Australia) -- Renowned bookmaker Dean Shannon is set to embark on a $10 million advertising blitz at the peak of the horseracing spring carnival in October to launch...
article LeoVegas to exit Australia
(Australia) -- LeoVegas has become the latest major operator to announce its withdrawing from the Australian market in response to new gambling regulations.
article Mandatory limits for every Australian poker machine: national study
(Australia) -- EVERY Australian poker machine should have mandatory limits restricting the amount punters can lose, a new national study has found. The Australian...

8/30/2017

article 'Floodgates to destruction': Ex gambling addict urges WA to continue to resist pokies
(Australia) -- A Canberra woman whose life was nearly ruined by an addiction to poker machines is calling on policy makers in Western Australia to continue to resist any...

8/29/2017

article Why Australia has a serious gambling problem
(Australia) -- When Kate Sommerville visited a pub in Melbourne, Australia, to research a report on the socioeconomic impact of five new slot machines in the area, she...

8/25/2017

article Australia’s first legal casino, designed by Roy Grounds, added to heritage register
(Australia) -- The Tasmanian Heritage Council has permanently added the Sir Roy Grounds-designed Wrest Point Hotel Casino to the Tasmanian Heritage Register. The venue...
article Casino Canberra poised to break ACT clubs’ pokies monopoly
(Australia) -- Casino Canberra is poised to break the video poker machine (pokies) monopoly held by Australian Capital Territory (ACT) clubs. On Thursday, ACT Attorney-...
article Monopoly of clubs over pokies broken with casino ruling in Australia
(Australia) -- Australia’s vibrant casino scene is facing a shake up on the news that gambling machines known locally as pokies will be allowed in a Canberra...

8/23/2017

article Canberra casino will be allowed 60 fully-automated games on top of 200 poker machines
(Australia) -- The casino will be allowed 60 fully-automated table games as well as 200 poker machines, under legislation tabled by Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay on...

8/22/2017

article Legislation on Thursday to allow poker machines in the Canberra casino
(Australia) -- The ACT government will finally introduce legislation on Thursday to allow 200 poker machines in the casino, breaking the long-held monopoly of Canberra...
article Star Casino wants high-end gambling tourists
(Australia) -- Casino operator The Star Entertainment Group hopes well-heeled Asian tourists will help compensate for the VIP high-rollers who stopped visiting following...

8/21/2017

article Bid to stop Southport casino fails
(Australia) -- A BID to stop the proposed second Gold Coast casino at Southport has failed. Southport councillor Dawn Crichlow proposed a motion to stop all discussion...

8/20/2017

article New pokies deal will make it much harder to slow the spread of poker machines
(Australia) -- FOR those of us pushing for a change in poker machine policy, the worst fear has always been that reform would only make the current situation even worse.
article Second Gold Coast casino proposal condemned by local identities
(Australia) -- SOUTHPORT MP Rob Molhoek is leading an avalanche of criticism against Mayor Tom Tate’s vision for a CBD casino resort on tracts of public land. Mr...

8/18/2017

article Australia's iGaming ban followed by cashless gaming revolt
(Australia) -- As expected, Australia's Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 completed the last step to become enshrined in law earlier this week . Last...
article Loose casino regulations could spare The Star, Crown casinos from future license probe
(Australia) -- Crown resorts and The Star Entertainment Group may be spared from further scrutiny in New South Wales (NSW) in the future should the government decides to...
article Review recommends scrapping Australian casino licensing investigation
(Australia) -- A review board in New South Wales has recommended that a mandatory investigation into the activities of the state’s casino licensees be scrapped,...

8/17/2017

article Australia addresses responsible gaming
(Australia) -- The CQ University in Australia is reinforcing the government’s probe on gaming industry with a research to prevent problem gambling. The institution...
article Australia’s online gambling bill receives royal assent and is signed into law
(Australia) -- Australia’s Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 has cleared the final hurdle and is ready to become law after Aussie Governor General Peter...
article Gambling inquiry: Federal Group wants tax cut in return for relinquishing pokies in pubs and clubs
(Australia) -- The Federal Group wants a tax cut for its Tasmanian casinos if it gives up ownership of poker machines to pubs and clubs. Federal Group runs Tasmania'...
article Gold Coast City Council planning a second casino in central Southport at Bowls club site
(Australia) -- The Gold Coast City Council is considering plans to build a casino in central Southport. The council wants to put the casino on a large site which would...
article Gold Coast considers new casino plan
(Australia) -- Gold Coast City Council is moving on from the Queensland government's decision to knock back a $3 billion casino proposal, with a new resort plan...
article Second casino considered for Southport two weeks after Government rejects $3bn Gold Coast proposal
(Australia) -- Just weeks after the Queensland Government rejected plans for a $3 billion casino on the Southport Spit by Chinese consortium ASF, a new development is...
article Victoria’s residents reject casino system
(Australia) -- The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation is evaluating the introduction of new casino systems in local clubs’ slot machines. The...

8/16/2017

article Cashless gambling machine argument in Victoria, Australia, intensifies
(Australia) -- The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation is making changes to the law that will allow cashless gambling machines to be used in...
article Recommendations to loosen casino rules for The Star and new Barangaroo Casino
(Australia) -- STAR Casino will be allowed to give credit to high-rollers the same way Crown will be allowed in its new Barangaroo Casino under a draft government...

8/14/2017

article NagaCorp interested in Queensland
(Australia) -- Treasurer Curtis Pitt has recently said that after the State Government rejected a US$2.3 billion casino resort on the Gold Coast there has been renewed...

8/12/2017

article NagaCorp Reportedly Eyes Casino Development Opportunities in Queensland
(Cambodia) -- Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp has reportedly set eyes on Cairns as the potential host of a casino resort. Reports about the company’s interest...
article Prohibition of pokies won't solve gambling problems
(Australia) -- Kerry Packer was sitting slightly hunched behind the desk in front of me, cigarette smoke curling over his top lip, partially obscuring an eye that...

8/11/2017

article Further details emerge on Australian online casino and sports betting ban
(Australia) -- Australian online casino players have been urged to ‘not give up hope’ after the senate passed an updated version of the bill which has banned...
article Victoria authorities to take higher tax cuts from poker machine revenue
(Australia) -- Australian gambling operators in the Victoria district will be subject to stricter taxes on high-revenue pokie machines as part of reforms by the State...
article Gambling giants eye Cairns for casino following Gold Coast rejection
(Australia) -- CAIRNS has risen to the top of the deck in Queensland’s high stakes casino race with global developers eyeing Paradise Palms as the logical home for...

8/10/2017

article Australia reduces iGaming services
(Australia) -- As part of a national crackdown on the gaming industry, the government of Australia is debating another regulation to limit iGaming services. Under the...
article Australian Senate bans iGaming
(Australia) -- The end of online gaming activity in Australia could be near as legislators have agreed on passing the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016,...

8/7/2017

article Anti-pokies group wants Whitehorse’s leading pokie venue to be closed after punters pour in almost $16 million
(Australia) -- A LEADING anti-pokies group has called for The Chase Hotel to close down its pokies after it was revealed almost $16 million was poured into its machines...
article Gambling figures show players spent $82 million in the last financial year at 17 pokies venues in the shire
(Australia) -- PENINSULA pokies punters spent a staggering $82 million playing electronic gaming machines in the last financial year. New figures released by the...
article Poker machines losing their shine as spending drops to 10-year low in Moreland
(Australia) -- ACTIVE anti-pokies campaigning has been credited for slowly turning the tide on pokies losses in Moreland. Latest Victorian Commission for Gambling and...

8/6/2017

article ACT government backs off eftpos ban in clubs but limits cash out for gamblers
(Australia) -- The ACT government will not ban gamblers from getting cash from eftpos machines in clubs, but instead will limit withdrawals to $200 a transaction.
article Lottery results carry far less meaning for punters using ‘fake’ Lottoland betting game
(Australia) -- WHEN is winning the lotto not winning the lotto? Authorities are under pressure to ban a “fake” lotto operator which allegedly places in...

8/3/2017

article Hong Kong billionaire Tony Fung eyeing off ASF’s casino licence in hopes of Surfers project
(Australia) -- Hong Kong billionaire Tony Fung is emerging as a potential big winner from the axing of ASF’s $3 billion Spit project which frees up a second casino...
article Sydney casino war battle lines redrawn amid China crackdown
(Australia) -- On the shores of Sydney harbor, Crown Resorts Ltd. and Star Entertainment Group Ltd. are creating the most opulent gambling resorts Australia has ever...

8/2/2017

article Backflip on Gold Coast casino sends confusing message, developers say
(Australia) -- Queensland’s property lobby has slammed a state government ­decision to scuttle the $3 billion casino resort development and impose a three-...
article China Gaming Crackdown Redraws Battle Lines in Sydney Casino War
(Australia) -- On the shores of Sydney harbor, Crown Resorts Ltd. and Star Entertainment Group Ltd. are creating the most opulent gambling resorts Australia has ever...
article Legal action cloud hangs over decision to thwart Gold Coast casino bid
(Australia) -- ASF, the Chinese-backed development company that was due to construct a new integrated casino resort in Queensland, Australia, may take legal action...

8/1/2017

article Australia axes Asian-led mega-casino plan
(Australia) -- A Chinese-Australian investment consortium's plans to build a multibillion-dollar mega- casino on the Gold Coast were canned by the state government...
article Problem gambling affects almost 200,000 Australians, survey shows
(Australia) -- Almost 200,000 people in Australia struggle with problem gambling, according to new figures. The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey...

7/31/2017

article Caesars signs agreement with Gold Coast developer
(Australia) -- Global casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corporation has now signed an agreement with Chinese-backed investment firm ASF Consortium that would see it...
article Gold Coast Spit casino and resort rejected by Queensland Government
(Australia) -- A multibillion-dollar integrated resort and casino in southeast Queensland has been rejected by the State Government, saying the area where it was...

7/28/2017

article $330m Adelaide casino expansion confirmed
(Australia) -- A long-planned, multi-million-dollar expansion of Adelaide Casino will go ahead, after Skycity Entertainment Group confirmed it has committed $330 million...

7/27/2017

article Gambling with pokies: Melbourne gamblers plug $2.6bn into pokie machines amid record losses in the outer suburbs
(Australia) -- VICTORIAN AFL clubs are continuing their love affair with poker machines as punters lose $94 million down the slots. New figures show 17 venues operated...
article Independent Gambling Authority boss Robert Chappell fired after being on paid leave for 10 months
(Australia) -- THE longstanding head of the state’s gambling watchdog was sacked in May, after spending about 10 months on paid leave — but the State...

7/26/2017

article Adelaide Casino's $330 million redevelopment to allow more gamblers in high-roller areas
(Australia) -- More people will have access to the premium gaming area in the revamped Adelaide Casino under approved changes, the South Australian Government has...

7/25/2017

article SkyCity to write down Darwin Casino value by a third
(Australia) -- The casino operator, SkyCity Entertainment, is hedging bets on its Australian businesses, as it agrees to spend more on its Adelaide establishment but...

7/24/2017

article Another member of US cocaine kingpin's crew sent to jail for threatening Sydney casino high roller
(Australia) -- The private investigator hired by a Californian cocaine baron to intimidate a high roller who lost millions of dollars of drug money at Sydney's...

7/17/2017

article Links run deep in casino land
(Australia) -- It’s a move that had plenty scratching their heads. A $5 billion funds management group in which James Packer owns 25 per cent reveals it’s a...
article Pokie machine reforms in Monash slammed by anti-gambling advocates
(Australia) -- POKIE machine numbers in Monash have frozen for the next 25 years, angering anti-gambling advocates who say it will harm the community.

7/16/2017

article Packer-backed Ellerston lifts stake in casino rival Star
(Australia) -- The James Packer-backed Ellerston Capital has increased its stake in casino operator The Star Entertainment Group. The Australian-listed casino company (...
article Australia Institute says employment by gambling industry has been overstated
(Australia) -- THE number of Tasmanians employed in the gambling industry is less than half the figure claimed by the industry, a Hobart-based analyst says.
article I lost $500,000 living in Fairfield, NSW's ground zero for predatory gambling
(Australia) -- Having spent more than 40 years living in the Fairfield area and lost more than $500,000 gambling, it was gratifying to finally see Fairfield City Council...

7/12/2017

article Pokies venue staff no longer effective middleman in problem gambling: study
(Australia) -- Whatever level of deterrence pokies venue staff had as a middleman in eftpos cash transactions has now "evaporated", the co-author of a new...
article Sydney council wants to stop pokies
(Australia) -- Fairfield Council, from western Sydney, called for a stop on poker machines after a new report revealed that in just one year more than US$6 billion were...
article World's Biggest Gamblers in Backlash Against TV Betting Ad
(Australia) -- As Australians on Wednesday night watched one of the year’s biggest sporting events, the interstate rugby league finale, television ads repeatedly...

7/11/2017

article Is the State of Origin the gambling industry’s Trojan Horse?
(Australia) -- Game Three will be a corker. After two nail-biters, televisions will be blaring and bright right up and down the eastern seaboard tomorrow night as...

7/10/2017

article An Australian daily fantasy sports startup wants to raise $10 million to explore international options
(Australia) -- An Australian startup wants to take an advertisement-paid version of the controversial daily fantasy sports concept into the mainstream locally, and is...
article Gold Coast won’t become a ‘casino city’, says Queensland's Premier
(Australia) -- Annastacia Palaszczuk has told local media that she does not want Australia's Gold Coast to become a casino city. The Premier's comments came a...

7/9/2017

article China’s Crackdown On High Roller Promotions Means More Pokie Misery For Brisbane
(Australia) -- The jailing of three Australian Crown Resorts employees for promoting gambling in China is likely to saddle Brisbanites with more dangerous, addictive...

7/8/2017

article Canberra Liberals MLA Mark Parton reveals his battle with gambling addiction
(Australia) -- Canberra Liberals spokesman for gaming and racing Mark Parton has revealed he once battled a serious gambling addiction. The Liberal parliamentarian...

7/7/2017

article Poker machine reforms slammed by anti-gambling advocates
(Australia) -- Under the changes ­announced by the state ­government yesterday, pokie ­licences will be doubled to 20 years and club venue operators will...

7/6/2017

article Queensland Premier Dismisses Possibility for More Gold Coast Casinos
(Australia) -- Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told local media that she does not want Gold Coast to become a casino city. Ms. Palaszczuk’s comments came...
article Ignition Casino and Poker Expands to Australian Market
(Australia) -- Ignition Casino and Poker Expands to Australian MarketIgnition Casino, one of the most recognized names in the United States online poker market, made a...

7/5/2017

article ACT government moves to stop eftpos cash withdrawals in clubs
(Australia) -- Canberrans may soon be unable to withdraw cash from eftpos machines in clubs, under changes being considered by the ACT government. In a letter to clubs...

6/29/2017

article Australia strengthens control over gaming
(Australia) -- Australian crackdown on gaming industry receives support from the Council of Kingston in Victoria. According to the local government, residents are losing...

6/26/2017

article Three charts on: Australia’s addiction to poker machines
(Australia) -- Australia has more poker machines per person than any country in the world, excluding casino-tourism destinations like Macau and Monaco. It has nearly 200...

6/25/2017

article ACT Australian Hotels Association argues pubs should get poker machines if 200 are allowed at Canberra Casino
(Australia) -- The only place you can currently find poker machines in Canberra is at local community clubs, however the ACT Australian Hotels Association (AHA) wants...
article Canberra pubs ask ACT government for 200 poker machines
(Australia) -- Canberra's pubs have asked the ACT government for 200 poker machines, saying if clubs and the casino are allowed poker machines, they should be too.

6/22/2017

article Success of Tasmanian problem gambling programs can't be judged, auditor-general finds
(Tasmania) -- Tasmania's auditor-general has been unable to judge if the state's problem gambling programs are working. A performance audit has examined how...

6/19/2017

article Australia allows gaming expansion
(Australia) -- Western Australia State gaming expansion has taken effect today. As reported by onlinecasino.com.au, the state will now allow casino offerings at cruise...

6/17/2017

article Australia on watch-list as China billions pour into property
(Australia) -- As billions in black money from China continues to flood into property markets, the global Financial Action Task Force has put Australia on a watch-list...

6/12/2017

article Senators prepare to gamble on online poker
(Australia) -- When it comes to the concerns of constituents, it's always worth the gamble. Crossbench senators David Leyonhjelm and Cory Bernardi are jointly...

6/6/2017

article Betting agencies interested in information that reveals The Bachelor outcome
(Australia) -- IT’S one of the biggest TV events of the year — and the ending we all want to know: Who will Matty J choose in the final rose ceremony on The...

6/5/2017

article Poker player’s online hand costs $10,000
(Australia) -- A professional poker player is the first person to be prosecuted in a new crackdown on gambling websites, with a Gold Coast court fining him $10,000...

5/28/2017

article OP/ED: Rex Jory: Government’s proposed gambling ban is an each-way bet
(Australia) -- The Federal Government needs to rethink its plans to ban gambling advertising on TV during live sporting events and make the restrictions tougher and more...

5/25/2017

article Legislation bill sees gambling companies exiting Australian market
(Australia) -- Major gambling companies are starting to head for the next boat out of Australia following the proposal of tighter gambling regulations. The Interactive...

5/24/2017

article Most Australians gamble on a weekly basis to try and win money
(Australia) -- A MAJORITY of Australians gamble every week and are blowing thousands of dollars a year in the hope of winning cash, alarming new statistics have revealed...

5/23/2017

article Australian casino high roller’s moldy millions spark police probe
(Australia) -- A VIP gambler’s moldy millions are raising eyebrows in a case of suspected money laundering at an Australian casino. Last week, the Brisbane Supreme...
article Gambling Aussies spend $3,000 a year
(Australia) -- A recent study has found that an average gambler in Australia spends about $3,100 every year, hoping for a serious windfall. Fourteen percent of 1,000...

5/22/2017

article Australian casino high roller’s moldy millions spark police probe
(Australia) -- A VIP gambler’s moldy millions are raising eyebrows in a case of suspected money laundering at an Australian casino. Last week, the Brisbane Supreme...
article Australian Government propose lottery as part of national plan for elite sport
(Australia) -- Proposals by the Australian Government, including the use of lottery funding to boost elite sport, have been welcomed by the country's National...
article Greater Dandenong Council fights Noble Park bid for extra pokies
(Australia) -- Greater Dandenong councillors are taking a hard line against pokies, voting to fight one club’s bid for an extra 20 electronic gaming machines....

5/21/2017

article Bundles of filthy Korean gambling cash ‘on the nose’
(Australia) -- The $3.6 million in dirty cash handed to casino staff by a Korean high roller smelt musty and was covered in mould, suggesting it had not been stored in a...
article LETTER: Bendigo Advertiser letters to the editor
(Australia) -- Contrary to the claims of Reginald Sadler (Letters, 13/5), the Victorian Greens have a clear policy on poker machines and gambling in general. The first...

5/18/2017

article Gambler accused of dealing with $3.6m in dirty money at Gold Coast casino
(Australia) -- A HIGH-roller gambler accused of “dealing” with $3.6 million in dirty money at the Star casino on the Gold Coast has been released on $200,000...
article Lifeline takes a seat on board of breakaway clubs industry group
(Australia) -- The head of Lifeline will take a seat on the board of the new clubs industry group to be launched by Chief Minister Andrew Barr on Friday.

5/16/2017

article TV gambling ads to be restricted under federal government media changes
(Australia) -- Wagga gambling counsellor Rob Nickle has welcomed a move to restrict sport betting advertising, but would prefer to see it scrapped altogether. The...

5/14/2017

article Ballarat gets state-first anti-gambling program
(Australia) -- A state-first program to curb problem gambling in the workplace will launch next week. The pilot, run by Child and Family Services Ballarat, will provide...

5/13/2017

article Television networks warn gambling ad ban may shut down free-to-air sports
(Australia) -- Popular Australian sporting codes may no longer be broadcast on free-to-air television if the networks lose gambling advertising revenue, a major media...

5/12/2017

article GIG Online Casino Brands Quit Australia
(Australia) -- GIG Affiliates, the affiliate program of online gambling company Gaming Innovation Group, today announced that its iGaming brands will no longer be...
article ‘Sneaky’ tax may see Aussie state raking $110M from online gambling
(Australia) -- The government of Victoria, a state in southeast Australia, is gearing up to take a slice of the online gambling pie. According to Australian media outlet...
article Territorians gambling less, but pokies still a problem
(Australia) -- TERRITORIANS are gambling less across the board but problem gamblers continue to get sucked in by poker machines, a snapshot of our gambling habits has...

5/11/2017

article Andrews government banks on $150m online gambling tax grab
(Australia) -- THE Andrews government has banked a $150 million tax grab from online punters without yet being able to collect it. Buried inside the government’s...

5/8/2017

article Live odds ban debate exposes sport and gambling’s uncomfortable mutual dependency
(Australia) -- Watching sport on TV may not exactly be a healthy activity, but it should at least do more good than harm. Yet viewers are exposed to all manner of...
article Review of historical Tasmanian casino deal
(Australia) -- A 45-year-old case involving the the dissolving of Tasmania's then Liberal coalition, a subsequent change in government and the awarding of a casino...

5/7/2017

article Australia set to limit betting on live gambling odds on TV
(Australia) -- The Australian government has proposed some limitations on gambling advertising on live sporting coverage as part of a package of media reforms. Prime...
article Government of Australia confirms gambling advertising ban during early live sports broadcasts
(Australia) -- The gambling industry of Australia has seen several changes and plans emerge within the past few months in many areas including possible plans by the...

5/5/2017

article Gambling ads will be banned during live sports broadcasts before 8.30pm under the federal Budget
(Australia) -- GAMBLING advertising on TV and radio during live sport will be banned and $130 million in broadcast licences will be abolished in next week’s...

4/30/2017

article Australia joins fight against illegal bookies
(Australia) -- Australian horse racing authorities have joined the fight against illegal offshore bookmakers as part of the Asian Racing Federation’s biggest ever...
article Biggest ever taskforce to begin investigating black market gambling
(Australia) -- The Asian Racing Federation will later next month create one of the most powerful anti-illegal betting taskforces in a bid to outlaw the haemorrhaging of...
article Premier denies Queensland obligation to Chinese casino deal
(Australia) -- Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland government had “no contractual obligations” to allow a China-backed company to develop a $3...

4/29/2017

article Proposed program could detect ‘risky’ online gambling
(Australia) -- The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation wants researchers to put forward proposals for algorithms that could identify when individual punters are...

4/28/2017

article Consortium pulls Australian gambling giant offer: report
(Australia) -- A consortium led by US private equity firm KKR pulled its takeover bid for Australian gaming and lottery giant Tatts, reports said, after the firm...

4/27/2017

article Online bookies banned from offering credit
(Australia) -- Online gambling sites operating in Australia will be banned from offering lines of credit to their customers under sweeping new reforms.
article Long-running pokie gambling fraud trial enters final stages
(Australia) -- A Blenheim-based harness racing personality earned more than $1 million a year as a result of influencing or controlling grants from pokie gambling...
article Australian Government OKs National Problem Gambling Framework
(Australia) -- Australian officials have approved the introduction of a new national problem gambling framework as part of an ongoing clampdown on online gambling, local...

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...

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