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Queensland Government to Determine Interest in Second Casino

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 in the area.

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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...

6/20/2018

article Hansen Yuncken continues Adelaide Casino ties through $330m expansion
(Australia) -- National commercial building company Hansen Yuncken will revisit its history with SKYCITY Entertainment Group when it delivers a $330m expansion of the...

6/18/2018

article Gambling Companies in ACT Hit With 15% Wagering Tax
(Australia) -- Many states in Australia have decided to raise revenue through the use of a point of consumption tax (POC) placed on online gambling services that will...
article NSW is introducing a 10% tax on online betting
(Australia) -- Punters in New South Wales will pay 10% tax on online bets from 2019 under changes to gambling taxation announced in the state budget today. The point-of-...

6/7/2018

article Call to overhaul ACT's pokies community contributions scheme
(Australia) -- Gambling reform advocates have called on the ACT government to overhaul its poker machine community contributions scheme, including making funding...

6/6/2018

article She banned herself, but Crown Casino still let Perth gambling addict blow $10,000 in two weeks
(Australia) -- Perth man Rob* had been his with his girlfriend Jennifer* for four years when she sat him down to explain she had gambled away more than $50,000 from...

6/5/2018

article Forced pokies surrenders postponed as trading scheme deemed a fizzer
(Australia) -- Greens leader Shane Rattenbury has acknowledged the ACT's poker machine trading scheme has not worked as planned, as the party voted with Labor to...

6/3/2018

article Victoria's gambling tax could be less than most other states
(Australia) -- Victoria is set to be isolated as new gambling taxes being introduced across the country are set to reap tens of millions of dollars from local and...
article Tabcorp set for $100m World Cup, boosted by Sky coverage
(Australia) -- Wagering giant Tabcorp could reap betting turnover of more than $100 million from the upcoming football World Cup, boosted by broadcasting all matches on...

5/24/2018

article Blow up the pokies: the misery and destruction of Australia's poker machines
(Australia) -- Tim Freedman, the lead singer of the Australian rock band The Whitlams, turns heads when he enters the Coopers hotel in Newtown, in inner Sydney. Wearing...

5/22/2018

article Adelaide casino expansion ready to roll
(Australia) -- The long-planned $330 million expansion of Adelaide casino will begin construction in June 2018. Designed by The Buchan Group, with interiors by Hecker...
article Gambling expert calls for WADA-style monitoring of athletes
(Australia) -- A leading Australian gambling researcher says he hopes the U.S. entry into live sports betting might help his push for an international anti-corruption...

5/20/2018

article Adelaide Casino expansion to start next month, creating up to 800 ongoing jobs
(Australia) -- A $330 million redevelopment of the Adelaide Casino will create up to 800 ongoing jobs upon its completion, SkyCity Adelaide says. Hansen Yuncken was on...

5/13/2018

article Stephen Conroy leads successful push for lower online gambling tax rate
(Australia) -- Victoria will tax online gambling companies at half the rate of other states following a concerted lobbying effort by corporate bookmakers led by ALP...
article Victoria eyes softer betting tax for online bookies
(Australia) -- Victoria is expected to "go it alone" and introduce a new tax on digital betting companies at nearly half the rate of other states, sources say.
article Aquis gets extension on government deadline for casino redevelopment
(Australia) -- The company behind plans to redevelop the Canberra Casino has been given an extension to finalise its proposal, after initially being told it had one...

5/11/2018

article Aquis looks to increase revenue through VIP gambling
(Australia) -- Aquis Entertainment hopes to increase revenue at its Casino Canberra in Australia by targeting VIPs. The company’s owner, Hong Kong developer Tong...

5/10/2018

article Australia, currency fluctuations boost The Stars Group’s Q1
(Australia) -- Online gambling titans The Stars Group (TSG) reported double-digit Q1 revenue growth, but the gains were largely due to dramatic currency exchange...

5/4/2018

article Chinese Adelaide Casino high roller dumps $188k on Penfolds wines
(Australia) -- A MILLIONAIRE Chinese gambler splurged almost $190,000 in cash on dozens of bottles of expensive wine in a whirlwind visit to Penfolds’ cellar door...

5/1/2018

article Gambling ads may increase following budget call on bookmaker tax
(Australia) -- There are renewed fears Victorians will be deluged with more betting advertising after the Victorian government failed to follow the lead of other states...

4/30/2018

article Fewer people are playing the pokies, but their losses are soaring
(Australia) -- That was a drop from 29.6 per cent in 2011-12. However, last year, Queenslanders lost a record $2.34 billion to the pokies, and almost $4 billion to all...

4/26/2018

article BetOnline, Sportsbetting.ag, Tiger Gaming latest to exit Australia
(Australia) -- Internationally licensed online gambling firms continue to stream out of the Australian market in response to the new regulatory environment.

4/20/2018

article Aquis boss accuses ACT government of 17-month silence
(Australia) -- The CEO of Hong Kong’s Aquis Entertainment Limited has accused the Australian Capital Territory government of leaving it in the dark for 17 months...

4/19/2018

article ACT left Canberra Casino in dark for 17 months over pokies plans
(Australia) -- The owners of Canberra Casino have claimed the ACT government left them in the dark for 17 months over the details of its legislation to allow pokies in...

4/18/2018

article Mayor dodges key casino questions
(Australia) -- SUNSHINE Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson's admission he had lobbied for a casino licence for a Maroochydore resort development would not stop a...

4/16/2018

article Aquis Entertainment Gets One Month to Present Final Canberra Casino Redevelopment Proposal
(Australia) -- The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has provided the Canberra Casino with a month to respond to its proposal to add more poker machines to...
article Aquis Entertainment Gets One Month to Present Final Canberra Casino Redevelopment Proposal
(Australia) -- The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has provided the Canberra Casino with a month to respond to its proposal to add more poker machines to...
article Uncertainty surrounds Casino Canberra redevelopment plan
(Australia) -- In Australia, the government for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has reportedly declared that it is only prepared to continue supporting the $257...

4/15/2018

article PlayUp bets on cryptocurrency future plus ASX and Nasdaq listing
(Australia) -- A young Australian technology entrepreneur has resurrected the collapsed PlayUp sports fantasy and betting business and claims it now could be headed for...
article Gambling identity's fraud charge over $56,000 winning bet
(Australia) -- Racegoers at Warwick Farm were astonished when Alma’s Fury, usually a complete flop when it came to racing on a wet track, scored an upset win in...
article OP/ED: Pokies in the casino opens windfall gains for clubs
(Australia) -- By any measure, the ACT government’s regulation of the poker machine industry is as sympathetic as any in Australia. To start, the ACT has one of...

4/14/2018

article Drink service changes for Tasmanian pokie machines from May
(Australia) -- Tasmanians will still be able to drink while playing at gaming machines, but will not be served alcohol under policy changes effective from May 1. Instead...

4/13/2018

article ACMA to Roll Out New Rules for Gambling Advertising Broadcast on Online Content
(Australia) -- The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) is having consultations on new rules related to gambling advertising during live sports events....

4/12/2018

article Canberra Casino given one month to finalise pokies-fuelled expansion
(Australia) -- The company behind a multimillion dollar bid to expand Canberra Casino in exchange for being allowed to operate poker machines has been given one month to...

4/5/2018

article Lottoland deal with newsagents 'the last thing' Australia needs, Tim Costello says
(Australia) -- A Gibraltar-based company that allows Australians to bet on overseas lottery results should “simply take their bat and ball and go home”, the...

4/4/2018

article Lottoland deal with newsagents 'the last thing' Australia needs, Tim Costello says
(Australia) -- A Gibraltar-based company that allows Australians to bet on overseas lottery results should “simply take their bat and ball and go home”, the...

4/3/2018

article Australians Are the World’s Biggest Gambling Losers, and Some Seek Action
(Australia) -- In pockets of suburbia all across Australia, electronic gambling machines known as pokies await their many customers in pubs, hotels and sports clubs, as...

4/2/2018

article Donaco gets freeze on shares held by Thai casino vendors
(Australia) -- An Australian court has ordered a freeze on certain shares in Australia-listed casino operator Donaco International Ltd said to be held by three people...

3/29/2018

article Ban on gambling ads during televised sporting games starts Good Friday
(Australia) -- GAMBLING ads have been banned from sports broadcasts after legislation cleared federal parliament this week. The ban on gambling promotions from five...

3/27/2018

article Lottery betting to be banned in all forms
(Australia) -- Lottery betting, or synthetic lotteries will be banned in Australia under new legislation slated to be introduced on Wednesday, local media reports....
article SkyCity flogging Darwin casino to keep those dividends flowing
(Australia) -- New Zealand and Australian casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group is looking to sell its Darwin casino as part of its new ‘asset-lighter...
article Major Macau junket plans Crown Melbourne VIP club
(Macau) -- Macau junket investor Meg-Star International has confirmed to GGRAsia that it is launching a new VIP club at Crown Melbourne (pictured) in Australia, with a...

3/23/2018

article 'They can see I've a gambling problem': Banks' lending practices laid bare at royal commission
(Australia) -- The anguish on David Harris’s face said it all. The British-born roofer broke down this week when he appeared as a witness at the banking royal...

3/22/2018

article Commonwealth Bank offered credit card increases to problem gambler
(Australia) -- The Commonwealth Bank has admitted to offering repeated credit card limit increases to a customer who was begging them to stop because he had a gambling...
article The Star punts on next big destination for gambling tourism
(Australia) -- Amid the turmoil surrounding James Packer’s shock resignation from the board of Crown Resorts, rival casino group The Star has continued its quest...

3/18/2018

article Billions in tax breaks for NSW Clubs gives the community
(Australia) -- NSW taxpayers will give more than $900m to NSW Clubs in tax breaks this year, in return, they can expect about $100 million in donations, mostly kicked...
article 'This can't be legal… no wonder we're world-class gamblers'
(Australia) -- A popular cinema chain has outraged customers by offering free bonus bets with an online gambling website after movie ticket purchases. Under a new...

3/17/2018

article Ban on betting ads during live sports broadcasts to take effect March 30 in AUS
(Australia) -- The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) on Friday released the new industry code of practice, which effective March 30,...

3/12/2018

article Pokies giants would make $80 million more under gambling reforms: Greens
(Australia) -- Pokies giants could make $80 million more a year under the proposed new gambling reforms, according to analysis by the NSW Greens.

3/11/2018

article Law changes could see pokie machine numbers rise in vulnerable areas
(Australia) -- Proposed changes to poker machine laws announced by the NSW government could increase the number of machines in high-risk areas and increase pokie profits...

3/10/2018

article Sydney's billion-dollar pokie-fuelled building boom
(Australia) -- The biggest registered clubs in NSW are in the midst of a billion-dollar development spree across Sydney, with poker-machine profits fuelling luxury...

3/7/2018

article Casino showdown set for public debate
(Australia) -- WHETHER or not a casino should be an element of a future resort development on the Sunshine Coast would be up for debate at a town-hall style community...
article Best Australian Online Pokies Poker Machines for 2018
(Australia) -- Best Australian Pokies: Poker machine or pokies (also known as slot machine fruit machine and puggy) is a gambling machine with reels (either three or...

3/6/2018

article James Packer Sours on Friend and UBS Australia CEO Matthew Grounds
(Australia) -- James Packer has reportedly severed ties with UBS Australia CEO Matthew Grounds, who has long been one of the closest advisers of the Australian...
article Bitcoin sports betting site 'pretending' to be Australian to be probed after complaint to ACMA
(Australia) -- An Australian-registered sports gambling website allowing bets to placed with bitcoin is under investigation after urging from Tasmanian independent MP...
article Canadian gambling giant ups its bet on Australia
(Australia) -- Global gambling heavyweight The Stars Group has dramatically upped its bet on the Australian sports-betting market, raising its stake in digital bookmaker...

3/4/2018

article New rules for pokie venues wanting more machines
(Australia) -- Pokie venues will no longer be able to entice cash-strapped charities to support their bids for additional poker machines with promises of large donations...
article South Australia's pokies lobby takes a bet each way to stop Nick Xenophon
(Australia) -- As Tasmania’s Liberal government was comfortably re-elected on Saturday evening, in South Australia the pokies industry would have been celebrating...

3/1/2018

article Reef Casino profits dip but global tourism hub money lingers on horizon
(Australia) -- The Reef Casino Trust posted a $5.64 million net profit last year – a 5.2 per cent annual decrease despite a spike in rental revenue....

2/27/2018

article Woolworths ‘spying’ on punters to boost profits, MP claims
(Australia) -- The poker machine and pub arm of supermarket giant Woolworths has been spying on its punters in an effort to boost profits, federal independent MP Andrew...

2/20/2018

article FactCheck: are ‘around 5,000 jobs’ at risk if pokies are removed from pubs and clubs in Tasmania?
(Australia) -- The future of electronic gaming machines – commonly known as poker machines or “pokies” – in Tasmanian pubs and clubs has become a...
article ‘No pokies’ Xenophon goes for ‘some pokies’, but does his gambling policy go far enough?
(Australia) -- SA-Best, led by high-profile former senator Nick Xenophon, has announced its gambling policy ahead of next month’s South Australian election....

2/19/2018

article South Australian election: Xenophon denies pokies backflip
(Australia) -- In what has been called the “most astonishing backflip” in South Australian political history, Nick Xenophon will no longer pursue the “...

2/18/2018

article Xenophon backs “achievable” plan to reduce pokies
(Australia) -- Nick Xenophon has released a watered-down anti-pokies policy, backing a slow reduction in the number of machines rather than a complete ban – but...

2/17/2018

article VOTE IN OUR POLL: MPs go after mayor over Coast casino bid
(Australia) -- SUNSHINE Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson has been warned he faced a "politically rocky road" if he failed to definitely rule out a casino for the new...
article Australian Research Indicates Poker Players Susceptible to Gambling Addiction, Health Problems
(Australia) -- A study conducted by the Australian Gambling Research Centre indicates many poker players delve into other forms of gambling, and it could have a negative...

2/16/2018

article NRL bans betting sponsorship in new women’s league
(Australia) -- Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) has announced that it will not allow betting logos to appear on players’ shirts in its new women...

2/15/2018

article Australian casino firm Star logs worst half-year profit as VIPs win big
(Australia) -- Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group Ltd said half-year profit tumbled to its weakest level since listing, as a slump in house wins wiped...
article Star's losing streak: Wealthy high-roller gamblers hurt casino profits
(Australia) -- Australian casino giant Star Entertainment Group's profits have slumped, partly due to an "abnormally low" house win rate against foreign...

2/11/2018

article 'I spent two days at the casino and blew $5000' - The AM Show viewer
(Australia) -- A viewer of The AM Show has shared the personal story of their recent struggle with gambling. The AM Show host Duncan Garner interviewed gambling harm...

2/10/2018

article Should banks offer credit to problem gamblers? Royal commission urged to investigate
(Australia) -- It's been more than a year since Mitchell Spiteri placed a bet, but there was once a time when his life was ruled by gambling.

2/9/2018

article Aussie casinos look to regain lost Asian high-roller gamblers
(Australia) -- Casino operators across Australia and New Zealand are hoping to draw more foreign high-rollers in 2018 and revive VIP gambling volumes that dramatically...

2/5/2018

article Industry probity sees off anti-pokie court move: GTA
(Australia) -- The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA), a trade body in Australasia for casino gaming equipment makers, says the recent judgment in Australia’s...

2/4/2018

article Former gambling addict fails in lawsuit claiming Melbourne casino's pokie machines misleading
(Australia) -- A former gambling addict has failed in her Federal Court bid to find Melbourne's Crown Casino and its Dolphin Treasure poker machines are misleading.

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