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New South Wales Government Keen on Banning LottoLand

Tue, Oct 10, 11:21am by Staff Writer

The legal outlook for lottery draw wagering service LottoLand grew dimmer on October 5, when the government of New South Wales (NSW) announced its intention to ban...

Residents fight back in Brisbane pokies battle
Tasmania Government Returns Lukewarm suggestions on Pokie Reform

Tue, Oct 3, 5:15pm by Staff Writer

In a final report published on September 28, following two years of research and public testimony, a Tasmanian parliamentary put forth mixed messages on the issue of...

Tabcorp Tatts
Court Upholds Appeal to Block Tabcorp’s $6.15B Takeover of Tatts

Thu, Sep 28, 10:38am by Staff Writer

In a letter sent to all involved parties on September 20, Justice John Middleton of the ACT Federal Court directed the Australian Competition Tribunal to reconsider...

Crown sale off the table as Wynn pulls out
Crown Exec Makes First Public Comments Following Prison Release

Tue, Sep 26, 6:44pm by Staff Writer

In the weeks following the end of his 10-month term in a Chinese prison, Crown Resorts executive Jason O’Connor has kept a low profile. O’Connor maintained that...

Online Poker Lobby Group Forces Parliament To Reexamine IGAB Ban

Mon, Sep 25, 11:05am by Staff Writer

In more than two months since the Senate authorised the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill of 2016, online poker has been outlawed and major operators have fled the...

Sportsbet free bets
Online Bookmakers Must Stop Using Sign-Up Bonuses

Mon, Sep 25, 8:33am by Staff Writer

As part of the federal government’s continued crackdown on the online gambling industry, Human Services Minister Alan Tudge has brokered a compromise which will...

NFL Generic
NFL Week 3 – Best Bets: Take the Patriots, Colts and Cowboys

Fri, Sep 22, 12:38pm by Staff Writer

With two weeks’ worth of NFL action in the books, we’ve complied a 4-2 record with our Best Bets – good enough for a $16.80 profit when using $10 wager units....

WA Government May Ban LottoLand After Lotterywest’s Sales Slump

Tue, Sep 19, 5:09pm by Staff Writer

As part of its most recent financial filings, covering the 2016-17 fiscal year, Western Australia’s state-owned Lotterywest reported $827 million in sales –...

NFL Generic
NFL Week 2 – Best Bets: Take the Patriots, Rams, and Dolphins

Thu, Sep 14, 6:04am by Staff Writer

The opening week of NFL action left bettors and bookmakers alike scratching their heads. Major underdogs like the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) and Kansas City Chiefs...

Woolworths Group takes big steps towards de-merger
AGRC Recommends Mandatory Time Limits for Pokie Players

Wed, Sep 13, 10:43am by Staff Writer

In a discussion paper published this month by the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC), researchers recommended that the federal government implement mandatory...

Lotto Ticket
Recent Jackpot Rush Makes Queensland’s Hervey Bay Lotto Hotspot

Wed, Sep 13, 10:39am by Staff Writer

After two Division One jackpots were claimed by area residents within four days’ time, the coastal city of Hervey Bay in Queensland became Australia’s...

WA Announces New Consumption Tax for Online Bookmakers

Tue, Sep 12, 7:49am by Staff Writer

Western Australia will become the second state to implement a point of consumption tax for online betting operations, according to a statement issued September 7 by...

Gambling rewards reaped by one of Tasmania’s richest
Australia’s First Casino – Wrest Point – Named A Heritage Site

Mon, Sep 11, 9:56am by Staff Writer

The first legally licensed casino in Australia – the Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Hobart, Tasmania – has been granted official protections as a heritage site....

Lotto Ticket
Perth Man Claims Division One Lotto Jackpot for Second Time

Fri, Sep 8, 9:24am by Staff Writer

A man hailing from the Perth suburb of Innaloo has experienced a once in a lifetime moment for the second time in a decade, after winning the Saturday Lotto’s...

NFL Week 2: Odell Beckham Junior
NFL Week 1 – Best Bets: Texans, Rams and Cowboys our picks

Fri, Sep 8, 8:23am by Staff Writer

After seven months of waiting, the National Football League (NFL) returns in all its glory Thursday night (Friday morning AEST), when the defending champion New...

The Lotto
Bookmaker Dean Shannon Planning to Launch Online Lottery Service

Tue, Sep 5, 11:22am by Staff Writer

Australia’s online lottery marketplace continues to grow more crowded, as renowned bookmaker Dean Shannon is reportedly set to launch his own lotto betting site....

Money, money, money
Online Bookmakers Favoured by Money Launderers Says ACIC

Thu, Aug 31, 4:38pm by Staff Writer

According to the newly formed Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), organised crime elements are using online betting sites to launder money. In a...

Star Entertainment Posts Record Profit, But News Is Not All Good

Thu, Aug 31, 11:39am by Staff Writer

Per the full-year financial results released by Star Entertainment on August 23, covering the period ending on June 30, the casino operator posted a net profit of...

Gippsland Shire seeks to reduce gambling harm
New Legislation Grants Canberra Casino 200 Pokie Machines

Wed, Aug 30, 3:27pm by Staff Writer

Via legislation introduced on August 24 by ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay, Canberra Casino’s longstanding request to run 200 pokie machines is essentially a...

FNQ man the sole winner of $40m Powerball jackpot
Massachusetts Woman The Sole Winner of Massive $955 Mil Jackpot

Tue, Aug 29, 8:23am by Staff Writer

As millions of Americans anxiously awaited the latest Powerball draw results on August 23, Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts didn’t even bother to watch....

Victorian Government Floats Idea of Cashless Pokie Machines

Thu, Aug 24, 12:20pm by Staff Writer

Continuing a curious pattern of inconsistent policymaking, the Victorian government has quietly put forth a proposal to introduce so-called “cashless” pokie...

Odds on Same Sex Marriage Postal Vote Narrow Sharply at Sportsbet

Thu, Aug 24, 9:56am by Staff Writer

When online bookmaker Sportsbet began accepting wagers on the upcoming same sex marriage postal vote two weekends ago, the odds made a “Yes” vote the...

American Gaming System
AGS Showcases Several New Creations At Australasian Gaming Expo

Wed, Aug 23, 5:03pm by Staff Writer

After enjoying a successful international debut of its “Buster Blackjack” side bet – which has been spread at Crown Casino in Melbourne since this January –...

Donald Trump
Reports that Trump Casino was blocked due to “Mafia Connections”

Tue, Aug 22, 8:07am by Staff Writer

Before he became President of the United States, businessman Donald Trump was widely known as a real estate mogul, and in the late 1980s his focus was fixed squarely...

Sportsbet advertisement
Sportsbet Reports Huge Profit Compared to Domestic Rival Tabcorp

Thu, Aug 17, 2:51pm by Staff Writer

When the Irish-based Paddy Power / Betfair online gaming conglomerate released its interim financial results, which cover the first six months of 2017, the...

Gippsland Shire seeks to reduce gambling harm
Victorian Government Unveils Increased Taxes on Profitable Pokies

Thu, Aug 17, 2:32pm by Staff Writer

Just over a month after instituting a 20-year “freeze” on pokie licences, the Labor-led government in Victoria has announced an ambitious new tax plan targeting...

Crown workers threaten strike action
Crown Resorts Exec Released After 10 Months in Chinese Prison

Thu, Aug 17, 8:25am by Staff Writer

Exactly 10 months to the day after being arrested and detained by Chinese authorities, Crown Resorts executive Jason O’Connor was released from custody on August...

Mobile poker deal could reach millions of players
Online Poker Players Forced to Fold After IGAB Ban is Voted In

Wed, Aug 16, 3:00pm by Staff Writer

Despite the best efforts of online poker activists, the industry was officially banned on Wednesday, August 9 via voice vote in the Senate. By approving the...

Woolworths Group takes big steps towards de-merger
After Record Earnings, Woolworths in Legal Fight to Add Pokies

Thu, Aug 10, 10:47am by Staff Writer

After reaping $669 million in revenue from its Victorian pokie operations during the 2015-16 fiscal year, Woolworths is attempting to add more machines in the state....

Mobile App Wagering Booms Across Australia at Expense of Retail

Thu, Aug 10, 9:06am by Staff Writer

Per the latest findings from Matt Ryan, a veteran gaming industry analyst working for the UBS investment bank, sports bettors in Australia are increasingly replacing...

Crown sale off the table as Wynn pulls out
Crown Resorts Posts Reduction in Profit with VIP Revenue down

Wed, Aug 9, 4:59pm by Staff Writer

With the release of Crown Resorts’ full year results, covering the fiscal year ending June 30, the company confirmed financial analysts’ worst fears. Using the...

Henry Tran
Hometown Hero Tran Wins Star Sydney Championships Main Event

Tue, Aug 8, 8:12am by Staff Writer

After a field of 496 entrants in the 2017 Star Sydney Championships Main Event was whittled down to the final table of nine, an Australian poker legend found himself...

Lotto Ticket
Owners of WA’s “Luckiest” Lotto Kiosks Reveal Secrets to Success

Thu, Aug 3, 3:14pm by Staff Writer

Everybody who plays the lottery is looking to beat astronomical odds and cash in a jackpot-winning ticket. But as a recent profile published by the South Perth...

Crown workers threaten strike action
ACTU Holds Rally to Protest Crown Casino Layoffs

Thu, Aug 3, 1:07pm by Staff Writer

Members of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) gathered with allies outside of Crown Casino in Melbourne on July 25, rallying to protest the impending...

Sydney Poker Championships
Poker: Action Heating Up at the Star Sydney Championships Series

Thu, Aug 3, 7:21am by Staff Writer

The latest edition of the Star Sydney Championships poker tournament series began on July 18, and since then several preliminary events have produced several new...

Vision for Adelaide Casino to grow
SA Government Approves Adelaide Casino’s $330 Million Renovation

Tue, Aug 1, 8:07am by Staff Writer

Adelaide Casino will proceed with plans for a $330 million expansion, aimed at courting high-rollers, after receiving final approval from the South Australia (SA)...

Are skill-based games the next big thing in gambling?

Sat, Jul 29, 7:55am by Staff Writer

After establishing a foothold in Nevada and New Jersey, American gambling machine manufacturer GameCo is looking to bring its line of so-called...

ESports Sydney
Australia stars at eSports Sydney event to make World Cup

Fri, Jul 28, 8:23am by Staff Writer

During the weekend of July 21-23, the Star Sydney transformed from an elegant casino into an exciting eSports extravaganza – due in large part to the success of a...

WSOP Main Event Final Nine
WSOP by the numbers: 2017 breaks all sorts of records

Wed, Jul 26, 11:25am by Staff Writer

For the first time in the 48-year history of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), more than 120,000 tournament entries were tallied – shattering a record established...

GC locals opposed to development at Southport
Queensland premier rebuffs Gold Coast ‘Casino City’ proposal

Sat, Jul 22, 8:51am by Staff Writer

Upon learning that American casino giant Caesars Entertainment is exploring an expansion to Queensland, the state’s Premier spoke out against the Glitter Strip...

WSOP Main Event Final Nine
WSOP Main Event – Meet the Final Nine – Part 1

Fri, Jul 21, 9:30am by Staff Writer

After seven gruelling days on the felt, the 7,221-player field which began the World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 Main Event has been whittled down to the final...

Ben Lamb
WSOP Main Event – Meet The Final Nine – Part 2

Fri, Jul 21, 9:29am by Staff Writer

This is the second installment in a two-part series previewing the World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 Main Event final table. Part I highlighted the four players...

Matt Kirk
Aussie Matt Kirk suing Leon Tsoukernik over disputed poker debt

Fri, Jul 21, 9:18am by Staff Writer

Matthew Kirk, a high-stakes poker pro known as ‘Aussie Matt’ to his peers, has filed a lawsuit seeking the return of USD$2 million he allegedly loaned to...

John O'Neill
Star Entertainment Group chairman warns against reliance on China

Sun, Jul 16, 1:11pm by Staff Writer

During an interview with The Weekend Australian, Star Entertainment Group chairman John O’Neill offered a stark appraisal of the Australian casino industry’s...

Chris Ferguson
Ferguson’s 15th WSOP cash but falls short in seven-card showdown

Wed, Jul 12, 11:21am by Staff Writer

Continuing a stellar performance at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), one which included a record-setting number of cashes in a single summer, former Full Tilt Poker...

Elior Sion
Elior Sion wins WSOP Poker Players Championship

Sat, Jul 8, 9:27am by Staff Writer

While fans widely consider the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event to be the most prestigious tournament of them all, professionals look to the USD$50,000 Poker...

GC locals opposed to development at Southport
Caesars Entertainment visit the Gold Coast for Casino Site Study

Thu, Jul 6, 8:50am by Staff Writer

American casino titan Caesars Entertainment is actively exploring the Gold Coast as a potential site for the company’s first foray into the Australian market. Per...

Chris Ferguson
Chris “Jesus” Ferguson returns to set record for WSOP cashes

Wed, Jul 5, 6:29pm by Staff Writer

When the last of Chris Ferguson’s chips were lost July 3, ending his run in Event #60: USD$888 No-Limit Hold’em “Crazy Eights” at the World Series of Poker...

Global Gaming returns to Sweden
Online Poker players reminded to send testimonies to Parliament

Wed, Jul 5, 11:39am by Staff Writer

As the federal government prepares to enact sweeping reforms to the online gambling industry – courtesy of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (IGAB) of 2016...

SA charities benefit from lottery donations
Superdraw mints 15 new millionaires across NSW

Sat, Jul 1, 8:52am by Staff Writer

When the balls were drawn on June 24 for NSW Lotteries’ Saturday $21 Million Superdraw, no less than 15 lucky ticketholders had their numbers come up. That...

Adam Parkin
Poker pro to make his mark on Australian Survivor

Fri, Jun 30, 10:57am by Staff Writer

When the second season of Network Ten’s revamped reality show Australian Survivor hits the airwaves later this year, the nation’s poker playing community will...

Gippsland Shire seeks to reduce gambling harm
AHA calls for 200 more pokies in the ACT

Fri, Jun 30, 9:22am by Staff Writer

As the arms race to acquire pokies escalates across the ACT, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) is calling for the addition of 200 more state-of-the-art...

32 Red
Kindred Group Acquires Online Casino Platform, 32Red

Sun, Jun 18, 5:29pm by Staff Writer

Completing a deal that was agreed to in February, on June 6 the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) signed off on Kindred Group’s acquisition of 32Red....

James Obst
Aussie James Obst wins first WSOP bracelet

Sat, Jun 17, 8:11am by Staff Writer

In six years of competition at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, professional poker player James Obst of Adelaide has come tantalisingly close to...

Poker sidebet nets Crown Perth poker player $2.9 million

Tue, Jun 13, 10:01am by Staff Writer

After landing a royal flush to trigger the Progressive Poker Jackpot at Crown Casino in Perth, one lucky player walked away $2.9 million richer. The big hand was...

Matty J
Online bookies reportedly offered The Bachelor secrets

Wed, Jun 7, 9:23am by Staff Writer

As fans of the hit reality dating show The Bachelor prepare for the series’ long-awaited return, a series of scandalous reports has cast the fifth season under a...

Oz Lotto
New mum picks up $40 million Oz Lotto jackpot

Fri, Jun 2, 9:09am by Staff Writer

They say timing is everything, and when it comes to massive Oz Lotto jackpots, late May must be the time to play. Last year at this time, a couple in Leongatha in...

James Obst
Aussies perform well in what may be final SCOOP

Sat, May 27, 8:33am by Staff Writer

Australian players acquitted themselves well in what appears to be the last PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) series available to them. The 2017...

Packer and foundation give $4m more to bushfire relief
Packer to sell Vegas plot for US$400 million

Sat, May 27, 8:09am by Staff Writer

Less than three years removed from embarking on an ambitious plan to expand Crown Resorts’ reach to Las Vegas, casino mogul James Packer has been forced to beat a...

David Leyonhjelm
David Leyonhjelm continues to fight to protect online poker

Fri, May 26, 8:26am by Staff Writer

As the federal government prepares to enact an era of online poker prohibition, Senator David Leyonhjelm of the Liberal Democratic Party continues to represent the...

Majestic Princess
Cruise ship Majestic Princess, casino and all, to visit Sydney

Wed, May 17, 9:56am by Staff Writer

Since embarking on her maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea on March 31, the Majestic Princess cruise ship has made waves within the luxury ocean liner industry....

Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Sydney eSports event draws big bets and huge interest

Wed, May 17, 9:14am by Staff Writer

When the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) arrived at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney earlier this month, the two-day playoffs became the largest eSports competition ever held...

Lottoland back in the game after court ruling
LottoLand Buys Stock in OzLotteries Distributor Jumbo Interactive

Thu, May 4, 11:49am by Staff Writer

International lottery industry disruptor LottoLand has made its recent raid on Brisbane-based online lotto ticket distributor Jumbo Interactive official, per...

Macau yearly tax collection above estimates
Macau Casino Revenue Climbs 16.3 Percent in April on VIP Revival

Wed, May 3, 5:34pm by Staff Writer

Gambling revenue in Macau rose by more than 16 percent, per the latest data released on May 1 by the Chinese special administrative district’s Gaming Inspection...

Gold Coast Casino Proposal
Queensland Premier denies Casino contract is held with ASF Group

Wed, May 3, 10:31am by Staff Writer

As politicians in Queensland continue to bicker about possible gambling industry expansion, the state’s Premier offered new comment on an ongoing Gold Coast casino...

GC locals opposed to development at Southport
Labor MP Blasts Liberal National Party over proposed Casino’s

Tue, May 2, 12:52pm by Staff Writer

Days before Queensland voters head to the polls for statewide elections, political leaders representing several major parties are publicly debating proposed casino...

Third biggest lotto prize up for grabs in Australia on Tuesday
Lunch break Lotto check nets $3.3 million

Sat, Apr 29, 8:28am by Staff Writer

Like millions of Australians, a woman in Canberra looked at her regular lotto ticket in passing ahead of the Oz Lotto drawing on Tuesday, April 18. Not expecting to...

Moon Collection
Lightning Box Games signs online pokie deal with William Hill

Fri, Apr 28, 9:25am by Staff Writer

One of Australia’s top third-party pokie machine designers recently began offering its wares to customers in the U.K. for the first time, after Sydney-based...

Ladbrokes/ Tabcorp merger
Ladbrokes Coral CEO Raves About Australian Site’s Performance

Sun, Apr 23, 1:05pm by Staff Writer

British-based betting conglomerate Ladbrokes Coral Group Plc recently raved about the performance of its Australian offshoot, reporting rapidly rising revenue during...

Stephen Conroy
Conroy draws fire for RWA role

Sat, Apr 22, 8:15am by Staff Writer

Only two days after giving his first in-depth interview as executive director of Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA), a lobby group representing corporate...

Top Betta
TopBetta buys out Mad Bookie

Fri, Apr 21, 9:26am by Staff Writer

TopBetta Holdings Ltd., an online race and sportsbook company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), recently announced the acquisition of start-up...

Aquis chief blames $8b Cairns Casino call on Chinese crackdown

Tue, Apr 18, 11:14am by Staff Writer

Aquis Australia’s is attributing last August’s decision to abandon the casino component of its planned $8 billion integrated resort in Cairns to the ongoing...

TatvaSoft Australia launches new mobile poker software platform

Tue, Apr 18, 10:01am by Staff Writer

In a recently issued press release, software developer Tatvasoft Australia announced the launch of its new ‘Online Poker Gaming Platform’ mobile product....

Lottoland back in the game after court ruling
Newsagents want Lottoland banned under IGAB

Sat, Apr 8, 8:46am by Staff Writer

The lone national lobbying group representing Australian newsagencies and lottery agents is urging the federal government to officially ban the so-called...

The Lotto
Monday joy for Lotto players in Victoria and WA

Tue, Apr 4, 9:03am by Staff Writer

Last week’s major lotto draws produced a pair of massive wins, and in both cases, Monday was made the best day of the week. First, a couple in Warrnambool watched...

Peter Gutwein, Tasmanian treasurer
Tasmanian treasurer denies Apple Isle has a pokie problem

Sat, Apr 1, 9:22am by Staff Writer

During the most recent public hearing on gambling reform held by Tasmania’s parliament, Treasurer Peter Gutwein rejected the prevailing view that pokie play in the...

GC locals opposed to development at Southport
Chinese government linked to build of proposed Gold Coast casino

Sat, Apr 1, 8:21am by Staff Writer

As China continues a crackdown on its domestic gambling industry – one which infamously ensnared Australian operator Crown Resorts in its dragnet last year – a...

FNQ man the sole winner of $40m Powerball jackpot
How much would you need to win at Lotto to change your life?

Sat, Mar 25, 9:28am by Staff Writer

As the cost of living increases, so does the cost of living right. So says the latest survey released by market research firm ReachTEL, after polling nearly 1,200...

Crown and Melco sale payment stalls
James Packer’s fortune falls as he drops to ninth in Australia

Fri, Mar 24, 9:14am by Staff Writer

On the heels of a disastrous 2016 for his Crown Resorts empire, casino magnate James Packer saw his placement among Australia’s richest citizens put in peril. With...

Cate Hall
Cate Hall defeats Mike Dentale 2-0 in Poker Pro grudge match

Fri, Mar 24, 8:39am by Staff Writer

In a showdown more than three months in the making, poker pro Cate Hall had no trouble dismissing her nemesis Mike Dentale, sweeping him 2-0 in a best-of-three...

Australian Poker League
Wollongong Amateur Champion takes out Inaugural APL Millions

Sun, Mar 19, 10:49am by Staff Writer

The Australian Poker League’s recently concluded APL Millions tournament has been billed as the largest league poker event in the nation’s history, after...

SA charities benefit from lottery donations
Birthdates deliver for Tassie Woman; Search on for Sydney Winner

Sun, Mar 19, 10:39am by Staff Writer

Lotto players all over the planet engage in various rituals, but perhaps the most common of all involves using the birthdates of family or friends as numbers. Of...

Nick Xenophon
Xenophon Team Introduces Self Exclusion for Addicted Gamblers

Sat, Mar 18, 10:48am by Staff Writer

As a parliamentary committee continues to debate the intricacies of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (IGAB), the focus has narrowed on the concept of a...

Nick Xenophon, Andrew Wilkie
Xenophon sets his sights on 2018 SA state election

Sat, Mar 11, 8:25am by Staff Writer

Having secured his power base within parliament in the latest federal election, anti-gambling political crusader Senator Nick Xenophon now has his sights set on...

Lotto Ticket
Man finds year-old $1 million lotto ticket in back seat of car

Thu, Mar 9, 9:33am by Staff Writer

To win the Division One jackpot offered by NSW Lotteries weekly Saturday Lotto draw, players must overcome astronomical odds of 1 in 8,145,060 to land all six...

MGM Adopts Responsible Gaming program in North American Casinos

Sun, Mar 5, 9:32am by Staff Writer

MGM Resorts International, the world’s second-largest casino management corporation, will become the first to voluntarily offer the responsible gambling education...

Crown and Melco sale payment stalls
Crown sells assets, drops sponsorships as part of cost cutting

Sat, Mar 4, 8:51am by Staff Writer

Within a week of reporting a 45.3 percent decline in so-called ‘VIP’ revenue across its casino network, Crown Resorts is reportedly considering a fire...

Trevor Croker assumes CEO role at Aristocrat Leisure

Fri, Mar 3, 8:47am by Staff Writer

Aristocrat Leisure, the largest gambling machine manufacturer in Australia, recently installed Aristocrat Australia senior executive Trevor Croker as Chief Executive...

Interntional Gaming Awards
International Gaming Awards dominated by event sponsors

Sat, Feb 25, 8:42am by Staff Writer

As a procession of winners took the stage at the 10th annual International Gaming Awards (IGA) early in February, most casual observers saw nothing amiss. That...

PokerStars mobile
Move to exclude online poker restrictions from IGAB

Thu, Feb 23, 8:39am by Staff Writer

Since the introduction of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (IGAB) of 2016 last November, passage of the comprehensive ban on all online gambling activities...

Jason Scott steps up as interim Ladbrokes Australia CEO

Thu, Feb 23, 8:30am by Staff Writer

In advance of the impending exit of current chief executive officer Dean Shannon, the Ladbrokes Australia online sportsbook has named trading director Jason Scott as...

Casinos could be used to hide tax money
SkyCity’s Adelaide Casino plans to progress after car park deal

Sat, Feb 18, 9:57am by Staff Writer

Less than a week ago, headlines sounded alarm over SkyCity’s delayed AUD$300 million Adelaide Casino expansion project, which has been stalled by red tape 12...

Tosh's Convenience Store
Is this Australia’s luckiest Tatts outlet?

Thu, Feb 16, 8:19am by Staff Writer

When tales of tremendous lotto success emerge, the focus typically falls squarely on the lucky winners. After all, the players pocketing multimillion-dollar jackpot...

SA charities benefit from lottery donations
Lotto joy in Lathlain, WA and NZ

Sat, Feb 11, 9:29am by Staff Writer

Continuing a charmed run of good fortune for the state, Western Australia has minted yet another multimillionaire courtesy of a massive lotto win. One of two lucky...

Aussie Millions
Aussie Millions sets records in successful 2017 tournament

Fri, Feb 10, 11:37am by Staff Writer

When the Aussie Millions poker tournament series announced last August that its three-year affiliation with PokerStars would come to an end in 2017, industry experts...

Cyprus restricts gambling ads
Broadcasters united against ban on in-game odds advertising

Fri, Feb 10, 9:49am by Staff Writer

Australia’s major television and radio broadcasting outlets have aligned in opposition to the latest threat to betting advertising during live sport. The lobbying...

Sportsbet advertisement
Global sports betting companies boosted by Australian growth

Sat, Feb 4, 10:09am by Staff Writer

Sports betting companies in Australia are reporting continued growth despite the increasing amount of regulation they face from state and federal governments. Per a...

Dubbo woman a multi millionaire
Seven times the joy for WA Lotto players in January

Fri, Feb 3, 9:17am by Staff Writer

Lotto players in Western Australia rang in the new year in fine fashion, with no less than seven Division One winners sold in the state during January. Per a...

Pyrmont tower rejected after months of to and fro
VIP drop-off puts casino projects at risk

Sun, Jan 29, 9:40am by Staff Writer

A string of multibillion dollar mega-resort casino construction projects recently planned throughout Australia may be threatened by a drastic decline in so-called...

More Aussie Millions winners in Melbourne
Taiwan’s James Chen Doubles Up at Aussie Millions, winning $900k

Sat, Jan 28, 11:25am by Staff Writer

They say tournament poker can be a boom or bust game. Even the most skilled professional players forced to endure long dry spells before breaking through with a big...