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20th February
Online and VIP drops hit Crown Resorts' half-year report
Crown Resorts has reported normalised earnings of AU$194.1m ($138.9m), a rise of 1% year-on-year, in its half-year report ending 31 December...
11th January
New Zealand Racing Board launches sportsbook through Scientific Games
Scientific Games has continued to build its relationship with the New Zealand Racing Board, which has launched its own sportsbook powered...
30th November
Australia creates first national framework to protect gamblers
Governments across Australia are formally committed to the National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering, expected to be rolled out in...
22nd November
GVC buys Australia's Neds International
GVC Holdings has acquired Neds International for an initial AUS$68m (US$49m), with the fee potentially rising to AUS$95m. The online sports betting...
8th November
SkyCity sells Darwin casino to US operator
SkyCity's Darwin Casino and Resort has been sold to US hospitality company Delaware North for A$188m ($137m). The company from New Zealand...
5th October
Sydney Opera House ordered to display horseracing adverts on sails
The Sydney Opera House has been ordered by the New South Wales (NSW) government to display horseracing adverts on its famous...
24th September
Ainsworth CEO to step down in 2019
Ainsworth Game Technology has announced Danny Gladstone will step down as the supplier’s CEO after 30 June 2019. Gladstone was appointed in...
30th August
Ainsworth reports drop in revenue and profits for the financial year
Ainsworth Game Technology reported a 6% year-on-year decrease in its revenue from operating activities to A$265.5m (US$193.6m) for the financial year...
30th August
Australia regulator bans gambling advertising during online streaming
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has extended its gambling advertising ban to include live sport streamed online. Earlier this year,...
24th August
Star Entertainment annual revenue rises
Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group grew its revenue 6% to A$2.6bn ($1.9bn) for the year up to 30 June . Normalised...
20th August
Ladbrokes Australia pulls out of gaming reform strategy
Ladbrokes has distanced itself from a multi-company collaboration on safer gambling strategies in Australia. The operator had been working with the Australian...
9th August
Crown Resorts “solid performance” in full-year results
Crown Resorts hailed a “solid performance” inits full-year results, reporting net profit after tax of A$326.7m ($242m). Normalised EBITDA across Crown Resorts...
9th August
Tabcorp annual revenue up 71% despite a number of setbacks
Tabcorp Holdings has recorded a year-on-year revenue increase of 71% to AU$3.8bn ($2.8bn) for the year ended 30 June 2018. EBITDA saw...
7th August
Sportcast and Ladbrokes Australia launch acca-building product
Supplier Sportcast has teamed up with operator Ladbrokes Australia to launch Multiverse – an accumulator betting product free of limitations. Multiverse, confirmed...
6th August
Crown Resorts maintains Melbourne casino licence
Crown Resorts will maintain its licence to operate the Crown Melbourne, following a review by regulators in Victoria, Australia. The Victorian Commission...
26th July
Crown Resorts’ tax dispute to go to court
Casino operator Crown Resorts are scheduled to appear in court next month, as they challenge a AUS$362m ($270m) tax bill, after...
23rd July
Racing Australia launches new regulation to combat illegal offshore bookmakers
Racing Australia, the governing body for Australia’s thoroughbred racing, is set to introduce strict new rules to tackle illegal offshore betting...
12th July
Sportsbet successful on federal court injunction against CrownBet
Australian online sports betting operator Sportsbet have been successful in a federal court injunction, which will prevent CrownBet from rebranding themselves...
29th June
Australia bans Lottoland's lottery-betting website
Tabcorp, the Australian gambling and entertainment giant, won a major political victory late Thursday when parliament banned Lottoland and other online...
28th June
Australia to study loot box links to gambling
Australia's Senate passed a motion on Wednesday to investigate loot box systems in video games after a study found that loot...
18th June
Australia's increase in mobile betting drives online wagering
Australians are increasingly using mobile phones to place bets - but fewer are taking a punt, according to a study by Australian...
5th June
DraftKings launches in Australia as territories introduce new taxes
Boston-based daily fantasy sports platform DraftKings has announced that it has now officially launched in Australia, despite more territories introducing high...
14th May
Victoria proposes new online gambling tax
A new levy proposal by Treasurer Tim Pallas in the Australian State of Victoria would see online gambling companies taxed 8%...
8th May
Silver Heritage Group CEO resigns
Asia-focused gaming operator, Silver Heritage Group has announced the resignation of David Green, Chairman and Non-Executive Director. In a filing on the...
3rd May
James Packer's Crown Resort Board vacancy filled
Crown Resorts Limited has announced John Poynton as the replacement for the vacant board position left by James Packer. James Packer left...
27th April
Crown Resorts fined for faulty machines in Melbourne
Crown Resorts Limited has announced that its Crown Melbourne operation has been fined $226,000 after 17 of their electronic gambling machines...
19th April
PlayUp acquisition spree continues with ClassicBet
The fantasy sports company PlayUp Australia Limited has announced that it has acquired the online gaming operator ClassicBet during a month...
17th April
DraftKings heads down under with Australian expansion
American daily fantasy sports company DraftKings has announced that it will begin offering daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests to Australian punters...
6th March
William Hill exits Australia with CrownBet sale
International bookmaker William Hill has announced the sale of its Australian business to fellow Australian bookmaker CrownBet, in an A$313.7 million...
28th February
The Stars Group acquires CrownBet in $117.7m deal
The Stars Group have announced the completion of a $117.7m deal to acquire a 62% equity interest in Australian sports betting...