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13th December
Date set for Tabcorp/Tatts merger following Supreme Court approval
The long running A$11.3bn merger saga concerning Australia’s two biggest lottery operators, Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group looks to be coming...
4th December
Australian bookies up the ante against 15% consumption tax
Australian online gambling companies have upped the ante on their lobbying attempts to block a 15% tax on digital betting in...
1st December
Australian Competition authorities drop opposition to Tabcorp/Tatts merger
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has dropped its long standing opposition to the AU$11bn merger between Australian lottery operator...
30th November
Aristocrat acquires yet another gaming company for a cool $990m
Australia-based gaming supplier, Aristocrat Leisure has said that it will acquire Seattle-based gaming company, Big Fish Games for $990m. ...
29th November
Australian sports betting sees a significant rise
Australia has seen a 13% year-on-year rise in sports betting expenditure for the 2015-2016 financial year, according to official figures. ...
28th November
Tatts Group opens the batting in Q1 2018
Australian sports betting operator Tatts Group has revealed a 6.8% year-on-year increase in its group revenues for the first quarter of...
24th November
Will Hill to buy CrownBet from Crown Resorts?
Australian casino operator Crown Resorts has been forced to address media speculation that it is looking to divest its 62% interest...
23rd November
Gambling has an annual social cost of A$7bn to Australian Government
Gambling harm costs the Australian state of Victoria A$7bn annually, according to a recent study by the State Gambling Foundation. ...
17th November
Tabcorp/Tatts Group merger back on?
The Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) has approved for a second time the A$11.3bn merger between Australian lottery operator Tabcorp and its...
26th October
Crown Resorts under scrutiny in Australia
Crown Resorts has come under increased scrutiny in Australia, despite politicians shutting down a proposal for a parliamentary inquiry into the...
23rd October
Crown Resorts unlikely to expand into Japan
James Packer, Director of Australian gaming company Crown Resorts Limited, has declared that he will not be looking to expand the...
20th October
Lottoland offer 10% off bets to Australian newsagents
Lottoland have offered the Australian Lottery and Newsagent Association (ALNA) a 10% cut of their online takings from bets, following recent...
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...
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