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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)...
11th July
Unibet becomes Australia Supercar Championship betting partner
Australian online gaming operator Unibet has been confirmed as the official betting partner for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship for the...
10th July
ACCC applies for Federal Court review of Tabcorp-Tatts merger
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed a new legal challenge demanding a ‘further judicial review’ of the A$11bn...
10th July
Gold Coast won’t become a ‘casino city’, says Queensland's Premier
Annastacia Palaszczuk has told local media that she does not want Australia's Gold Coast to become a casino city. The Premier's...
5th July
Caesars to partner with ASF Consortium in Gold Coast IR development?
Sino-Australian investment firm ASF Consortium has claimed that it has been in talks with global casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp over...
3rd July
Crown Resorts' Company Secretary steps down
Crown Resorts announced on Friday that Michael Neilson has stepped down from his role as Company Secretary. The Australia-based...
20th June
Tabcorp/Tatts merger approved by Australian authorities
The long running merger saga between Tabcorp and Tatts Group reached a stunning conclusion today when the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT)...
14th June
Australian senator launches online poker inquiry
Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm is spearheading the launch of an online inquiry into Australia’s online poker market. It is the...
12th June
Tabcorp-Tatts merger decision deadline extended
The Australian Corporation Tribunal has extended the deadline to make a ruling on the long-awaited merger between rivals Tabcorp and Tatts. ...
5th June
Tabcorp/Tatts merger cast further into doubt after commission opposition
Regulatory authorities have thrown yet another spanner into the works of the proposed merger between Australian lottery operator Tatts Group and...
1st June
Tatts wins Victoria license in Australia
Australia-based Tatts Group has secured a new lottery licence for Victoria with a successful bid, giving it exclusivity in the state...
25th May
Aristocrat Leisure half-year profit jumps
Australian slot machine maker Aristocrat Leisure reported a strong rise in net profit for the first half of the year, after...
22nd May
Australian National Lottery could fund athletes
Greg Hunt, the Australian Minister for Sport, has called for the introduction of an Australian version of the UK’s national lottery...
16th May
Tabcorp attacks Australian Competition Authorities over Tatts merger
The proposed A$11bn merger between Tabcorp and Australian lottery operator Tatts Group took an ugly turn today when Tabcorp accused the...
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