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18th October
Crown Resorts faces misconduct allegations by former employees
Australia’s Crown Casino deliberately tampered with poker machines and ignored evidence of drug use and domestic violence, according to three ex-employees...
17th October
Queensland Gov authorises second casino in the Gold Coast
The government of Queensland has announced this week it has granted permission to build a second casino in the Gold Coast...
12th October
Tasmania looks to ban lottery betting
The Tasmanian Government will rapidly write new legislation in order to ban lottery betting on the island. The Australian territory...
12th October
Australian casinos lift VIP segment
Australian casinos are reported to have significantly increased their VIP volumes during the first quarter of the 2017-2018 financial year. ...
20th September
Australian federal court delays Tabcorp/Tatts $7bn merger
The odyssey between Tabcorp and Tatts continues, as the Australian federal court has now ruled for a review of the $6.9bn...
15th September
Australia bans online poker amid regulation speculation
Online poker gaming is now illegal in Australia, following implementation of the Australian government's Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill on Wednesday. ...
14th September
Landmark Australian legal battle surrounding ‘pokies’
Australia is going through a unique legal case to determine the legality of certain betting machines. The case centres on a...
11th September
Lottoland may banned by three Australian states
Gibraltar based lottery betting company Lottoland may soon find itself banned in three Australian states following concerns that the international business...
11th September
Australia illegal gambling worth up to A$1bn
According to investigative report issued by the Australian government, the illegal gambling market in the country is worth up to A$1bn....
11th September
Tabcorp Tatts merger to be completed by November
The long-running merger of Australian gambling giants Tabcorp and Tatts is now expected to be completed before the end of the...
4th September
Christchurch casino expands its land holdings
Christchurch Casino has snapped up the opportunity to purchase land surrounding its casino. The New Zealand-based casino has been open...
31st August
Crown Resorts to launch online lottery betting product
The Australian casino operator Crown Resorts is set to release an online lottery product before the end of August. The lottery,...
18th August
Busy year for Tatts group sees lottery digital sales up as revenue declines
Tatts Group revealed a strong year for digital lottery sales, up to 14.5% of total sales, amidst a decrease in net...
18th August
Review recommends scrapping Australian casino licensing investigation
A review board in New South Wales has recommended that a mandatory investigation into the activities of the state’s casino licensees...
17th August
Australia's iGaming ban followed by cashless gaming revolt
As expected, Australia's Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 completed the last step to become enshrined in law earlier this week ....
14th August
NagaCorp interested in expanding to Gold Coast
Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp has reported its growing interest in the vacant casino license in Australia's Gold Coast. After the local...
14th August
PokerStars to exit Australian market mid-September
PokerStars has confirmed that it will exit the Australian online poker market at some point in September. This decision follows the...
14th August
China releases remaining jailed Crown staff
China has freed the remaining jailed Crown Resorts’ employees, including senior Australian executive Jason O’Connor. The last of the...
10th August
Australia approves iGaming ban
Senators in Australia have approved a bill which would place a nationwide ban on iGaming, despite opposition from many local players. ...
9th August
Australian legislation to limit iGaming services
Australia has proposed a new regulation to limit iGaming services. Legislation would prohibit financial credits for local players at online gaming...
4th August
Australian Crown Casino up in profit due to Macau stake sale
Australian casino giant Crown Resorts has reported an annual net profit of AUD1.9bn, almost doubling last year results. However, this was...
3rd August
New Zealand plans to levy foreign bookies
The New Zealand government has gone ahead with its plan to levy foreign bookies, according to local press. The...
1st August
Gold Coast casino put on hold
After months of debate, developers of the proposed Southport Spit Casino at Australia's Gold Coast have been told to find somewhere...
31st July
Australian Crown Resorts faces lawsuit from ex-employee
The Australian casino operator Crown Resorts faces a lawsuit from a former first aid manager concerning her alleged unlawful dismissal and...
31st July
Caesars signs agreement with Gold Coast developer
Global casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corporation has now signed an agreement with Chinese-backed investment firm ASF Consortium that would see it...
26th July
SkyCity confirms Adelaide casino expansion
The SkyCity Group has confirmed today that it will go ahead with the $330m expansion of its Adelaide Casino. ...
13th July
CrownBet joins the fight against Tabcorp-Tatts merger
In yet another attempt to annul the recent decision from the Australian Competition Tribunal approving the Tabcorp-Tatts Group merger, CrownBet has...
11th July
William Hill Australia launches ‘Planet Lottery’ lottery platform
William Hill Australia have today announced the launch of a new integrated lottery platform, which will allow its Australian customers to...
11th July
Aristocrat CFO steps down
Aristocrat Leisure Limited has announced that the Group’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Toni Korsanos, will step down from her role after...
11th July
Sydney council requests slots machines freeze
Sydney’s Fairfield council has called on the New South Wales (NWS) government to freeze the number of slot machines (or pokies)...
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