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10th January
James Packer returns as Crown chairman steps down
Robert Rankin has stepped down from his role as chairman of Crown Resorts following a restructuring of the company’s senior governance....
20th December
Coles wants AU$1 maximum bets for pokies
Wesfarmers, operator of Coles and other retail brands have reportedly looking to pursue harm-prevention modifications to its poker machines, otherwise known...
19th December
Tabcorp found guilty of illegal gambling advertisements
Australian betting operator Tabcorp has been found guilty of illegally luring consumers to open new betting accounts. In August...
14th December
Consortium offers A$7.3bn counterbid for Tatts Group
A consortium including private equity firm KKR, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure and Macquaire Group Ltd has offered up to A$7.3bn to buy...
9th December
William Hill no longer courtside advertiser at Australian Open
Organisers of the Australian Open, which will be staged in January, have confirmed that the logo of bookmaker William Hill will...
8th December
Ladbrokes Australia integrates Digital Sports Tech’s ‘Player Props’
Ladbrokes Australia has agreed a deal with Digital Sports Tech, a B2B provider of sports betting solutions, who will provide the...
2nd December
Ladbrokes Australia signs up to TopBetta's Global Tote platform
Online operator TopBetta Holdings has announced its entrance into a “landmark agreement” that sees Ladbrokes Australia sign on as the first...
28th November
Australia’s Olympic chief joins calls for $50m online lottery
Australia’s Olympic chief, John Coates has joined calls for the government to set up an AU$50m lottery to boost funding for...
28th November
Ladbrokes Coral show interest in acquiring Tabcorp
Ladbrokes Coral PLC, following the £2.3bn merger of Ladbrokes and Coral in November, are reported to be weighing up the possibility...
21st November
PokerStars may “block” players if Australia passes amendment bill
Daniel Sebag, CFO of PokerStars, announced during the Amaya’s Q3 earnings call that they would “block” Australian players if parliament passes...
10th November
Australia cracks down on online gambling operations
Australia’s federal government has implemented new legislation that will require online gaming operators active in the country to acquire local licences...
7th November
Australia to shut down Norfolk Island Gaming Authority amid corruption fears
The Norfolk Island Gaming Authority (NIGA) is to be shut down by the Australian Government, after a report found it to...
7th November
SkyCity Entertainment Group appoints new CEO
SkyCity has enlisted Graeme Stephens, current Chief Executive Officer of Sun International, a casino resorts and entertainment company listed on the...
26th October
Tabcorp shareholders voice disappointment on merger vote and executive pay
Some Tabcorp investors have expressed disappointment with Chairman Paula Dwyer’s decision to reject a vote on its deal with Tatts Group...
25th October
WantMyBet expands to Australasia
The UK social betting platform, WantMyBet, has signed a distribution deal with the Cardinal House Group to target mobile users in...
19th October
Tabcorp, Tatts agree A$11bn merger
Australian gambling giants Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group have unveiled the terms of a merger to create a A$11.3bn wagering powerhouse....
18th October
Tabcorp and Tatts merger talks back on
Australian business news sources are speculating whether a merger between leading gambling operators’ Tabcorp Plc and Tatts Group could be revived...
11th October
Australian greyhound racing given final reprieve
The New South Wales (NSW) Government has reversed its decision to ban greyhound racing, giving the sport “one last chance” to...
13th September
Ladbrokes Australia announces new CEO
Ladbrokes has announced a change in CEO for its Australia operations, with Dean Shannon being replaced by Paul Cherry. Shannon...
30th August
Packer reduces Crown stake below 50% in AUD$448m share sale
James Packer has relinquished his majority shareholding in Australian operator Crown Resorts, selling approximately 4.8% of the group’s issued share capital,...
28th June
Crown Resorts receives Sydney casino planning approval
Crown Resorts has won planning approval to construct a new casino in the inner-city suburb of Barangaroo, Sydney. To be...
23rd June
South Australia to introduce new gambling tax
The state government of South Australia has announced a new place of consumption tax to be levied on betting companies offering...
14th June
Ladbrokes withdraws its online in-play services in Australia following government crackdown
UK bookmaker Ladbrokes has pulled its in-play betting products in Australia, after the federal government called for the service to be...
14th June
Favourit ceases operations in wake of IPO failure
Australian online operator Favourit Global has ceased operations, accepting no new customers and no bets, deposits or casino play from existing...
10th June
Bet365 fined for "deceptive" free-money offer to Australian players
Bet365 has been fined A$2.75m by the Australian Federal Court for misleading customers through its offer of A$200 in free money. ...
26th May
Aristocrat revenue for H1 breaks A$1bn
Aristocrat Leisure’s revenue for the half year ended 31 March topped A$1bn (£490m) and improved by 47% year-on-year. Net profit...
29th March
Crown Sydney reaches final decision stage following design compromise
Crown Resorts has agreed a compromise with planning authorities over changes to its Crown Sydney resort. Crown Resorts is set...
18th March
Bookmakers could be dismissed from Australia
The Australian government could ban foreign operators from taking bets from people in Australia, depending on the result of the federal...
14th March
All change at Ladbrokes Australia: Jarvis in for Burnett at CMO
Ladbrokes Australia CMO James Burnett has departed from the betting company, with Simon Jarvis appointed to replace him. Jarvis...
14th March
Sportsbet calls for an end to betting ad blitz
Australian online bookmaker Sportsbet has called on the government to cut down the permitted amount of gambling advertisement due to the...
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