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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...
2nd January
Crown Resorts agrees to the $150m sale of CrownBet
Concluding in 2017, Crown Resorts announced that it has agreed to the $150m sale of its majority stake in CrownBet that...
22nd December
Tabcorp Tatts Group $11.3bn merger begins
One of the gambling industry's longest running corporate mergers came to a head today when Australian lottery operator Tabcorp successfully began...
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. ...
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