Canberra Casino Expansion Hits Roadblock

The ACT Government has asked Acquis Entertainment to go back to the drawing board over its expansion plans for Casino Canberra, which is estimated to be worth several million dollars. Chief Minister Andrew Barr issued a statement this week that the unsolicited bid would not move any further in its present form.   The decision has been made in view More...

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By Claire On Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Australian Betting Company PlayUp Launches Real-Money Fantasy Games in India

The daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform DraftStars was acquired by PlayUp from CrownBet in April. It is now introducing this platform in India. A press release confirmed that PlayUp has come out with, More...

By Staff On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Crown Resorts Shares Plunge, Bringing Packer’s Net Worth Down by $824 Million

After a severe reduction in the number of VIPs turning up at Crown Resorts, investor faith has been tested, causing the Australian casino giant’s shares to plummet. Prices have dropped to roughly 20% since mid-2018.   The More...

By Staff On Monday, October 15th, 2018

Australian Gambling Firms Spend 26% More On Advertising After Clampdown

Gambling advertising in Australia has risen 26% in the current year to July 2018 even thou the government has since implemented stricter controls on when adverts can be broadcast on television. Total spend on all More...

By Debbie On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Researchers in Australia Link Video Game Loot Boxes to Problem Gambling

According to a study commissioned by the federal government of Australia, the incorporation of loot boxes in casual gaming might lead to higher risks of problem gambling. Loot boxes may be described as virtual containers More...

By Staff On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Australian Poker Machines Generate a Whopping $8.32 Billion in Revenue Per Year

According to a research conducted by the Centre for International Economics (CIE), it has been reported that slot machines in Australia, locally referred to as “pokies,” generate a whopping $8.32 billion in More...

By Debbie On Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Ladbrokes Splits Over National Self-Exclusion Scheme

Ladbrokes kick-started a new wave of controversy in the online gambling industry within Australia by unveiling its plans of splitting from its competitors over the new national self-exclusion scheme. The scheme More...

By Debbie On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The Star Join Forces With Ritz-Carlton For Luxury Hotel

The Star Entertainment Group has announced a new partnership with luxury hotel company Ritz-Carlton, the Australian casino operator is to develop a hotel and apartment complex close to their current casino, The More...

By Staff On Friday, July 27th, 2018

Crown Resorts’ Australian Tax Dispute to be Heard in Court Next Month

The seventh largest casino firm in the world, Crown Resorts Ltd., will be taking their A$362 million ($270 million) tax bill dispute to the Australian court next month. This decision was made after the tax office More...

By Claire On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

New Regulations to Curb Illegal Online Gambling in Australia

Racing Australia has introduced a new set of rules and regulations to combat the problem of illegal online gambling in the country’s horse racing industry. As per the new rules, the owners and trainers of Australian More...