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Aristocrat yearly revenue up 23% to $3bn
Aristocrat's operating revenue was AU$4.4bn (US$3bn) for the 12-month period ending 20 September 2019, a rise of 23% year-on-year. Profit after tax...
Star Casino’s Sydney hotel tower rejected
The Independent Planning Commission has denied Star Entertainment Group permission to build a new luxury hotel and apartment tower at its...
ACMA moves to block offshore gambling sites in Australia
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced it will begin blocking illegal offshore gambling websites in the country. According to...
Strike cancelled at Melbourne’s Crown Casino
Employees have called off their strike at Melbourne’s Crown Casino after receiving a new offer from the operator. Members of United Voice...
Crown Casino faces Friday night strike
To commence a series of industrial actions planned by unions, bartenders and card dealers will walk away from their jobs at...
Crown Resorts CEO denies money laundering accusations
John Alexander, Crown Resorts CEO, has denied allegations of money laundering, blaming activists with an "anti-Crown agenda" for releasing the stories. Earlier...
Crown Resorts casinos reportedly took $4.1m from former arms dealer
A former arms dealer, who provided financial support to a Liberian war criminal, was able to gamble away millions in Crown...
Whistleblowers claim Crown Casino used for money laundering
CCTV footage from Melbourne’s Crown Casino shows more than AU$100,000 (US$67,665) being exchanged for high-value casino chips in an alleged incident...
HKJC demands Betfair Australia pull its Hong Kong racing betting exchange
The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has expressed concerns over Betfair Australia’s decision to allow online betting on Hong Kong racing...
Betfair Australia set to introduce Hong Kong horseracing markets against HKJC wishes
Betfair Australia will offer its online betting exchange to both Hong Kong’s horseracing tracks, Happy Valley and Sha Tin Races, without...
Aristocrat claims breach of intellectual property against Ainsworth
Aristocrat Technologies is suing rival poker machine supplier Ainsworth Game Technology for copying the design of one of its most successful...
Tabcorp fined A$14,000 for offering illegal inducements to gamble
Australian operator Tabcorp has been convicted of offering an illegal gambling inducement in New South Wales (NSW) and ordered to pay...
Offshore gambling sites fake official New Zealand web addresses
Thirteen offshore gambling sites have been found to be using New Zealand website addresses, with one even using the country's coat...
PointsBet fined A$20,000 for posting illegal gambling advertisement
PointsBet has been fined A$20,000 ($14,300) for posting an illegal gambling advertisement in New South Wales, Australia. The operator pleaded guilty, as...
Five VFL players and one official penalised for gambling breaches
Five Victorian Football League (VFL) players and a match official have been punished for breaching betting regulations in Australia last year. All...
“Disappointed” Australian casino will “vigorously pursue” $30.6m VIP player debt
The Star Entertainment Group says it will “vigorously pursue” a A$43.2m ($30.6m) debt owed by a VIP player from Singapore. Wong Yew...
Paddy Power Betfair-owned Sportsbet fined over "refer a friend" promotion
Australian online operator, Sportsbet, has been fined over A$10,000 ($7,100)for offering unlawful “inducements.” Sportsbet, a Paddy Power Betfair subsidiary, was initially investigated...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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