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Big Fish could be hooked for virtual chips
Big Fish could be hooked for virtual chips

Fri, Feb 22, 9:38am by Staff Writer

Australian gaming technology firm Aristocrat Leisure has found itself embroiled in a class action lawsuit in the United States over Big Fish Games’ virtual chips....

SJM Holdings' Macau licenses up for renewal
SJM Holdings’ Macau licenses up for renewal

Fri, Feb 22, 9:27am by Staff Writer

Macau’s gambling hub is known for its flashy casinos and bright lights, but also a powerful family dynasty. 97-year-old Stanley Ho is the patriarch of SJM Holdings...

Star has shed 33 per cent of its VIP turnover in 6 months
Star has shed 33 per cent of its VIP turnover in 6 months

Fri, Feb 22, 9:14am by Staff Writer

Spending by wealthy foreign high-rollers has dipped across The Star’s casinos during the past six months. The Australian casino giant has reported a 33 per cent...

Coles CEO hints that pokies are needed for growth
Coles CEO hints that pokies are needed for growth

Thu, Feb 21, 10:15am by Staff Writer

The new chief executive of one of Australia’s biggest supermarkets has given no indication that company will relinquish ownership of its 3000-plus poker machines....

Queensland Premier talks pokies and tourism hub
Queensland Premier talks pokies and tourism hub

Thu, Feb 21, 10:05am by Staff Writer

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has taken a stance on pokies, with The Brisbane Times reporting that the Premier wants fewer pokies in the state. Despite...

Crown falls short of projections after drop in VIP visitors
Crown falls short of projections after drop in VIP visitors

Thu, Feb 21, 9:55am by Staff Writer

Softer economic conditions in China and a crackdown on suspicious consumption in the world’s biggest economy have pushed down spending by VIP gamblers at Crown’s...

Slovakia will soon allow off-shore casinos for the first time
Slovakia will soon allow off-shore casinos for the first time

Wed, Feb 20, 10:37am by Staff Writer

Slovakia’s parliament passed a new gambling act in December 2018 that will allow foreign operators to take bets in the country. The Ministry of Finance drafted an...

Attorney-General applauds ACT pokies reduction
Attorney-General applauds ACT pokies reduction

Wed, Feb 20, 10:23am by Staff Writer

The Australian Capital Territory’s Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay has announced that the number of gaming machines that can be operated in the Territory has been...

Trio acquitted of duping The Star Sydney
Trio acquitted of duping The Star Sydney

Wed, Feb 20, 10:12am by Staff Writer

Three people accused of fleecing Sydney’s The Star casino out of $3 million dollars have been acquitted after it was found that no one had been “deceived” a...

A new billionaire and they may not even know it
A new billionaire and they may not even know it

Tue, Feb 19, 10:46am by Staff Writer

A lotto player in the United States is a billionaire and they don’t even know it with the winner of a Mega Millions $1.5 billion jackpot draw last October has yet...

High 5 Gaming & BtoBet join forces
High 5 Gaming & BtoBet join forces

Tue, Feb 19, 10:40am by Staff Writer

US-based social casino leader High 5 Gaming is teaming up with Europe’s BtoBet that will see the global gaming developer enter the online casino market. High 5...

New PokerStars app piloted in Denmark before global release
New PokerStars app piloted in Denmark before global release

Tue, Feb 19, 10:30am by Staff Writer

PokerStars is trialing a new and improved mobile gaming app for its players through an initial pilot in Denmark. PokerStars Next Gen has been completely redesigned...

Sky City’s credit rating under pressure
Sky City’s credit rating under pressure

Mon, Feb 18, 11:26am by Staff Writer

Sky City Entertainment Group’s credit rating could come under pressure if its debt ratios blow out, according to global ratings agency Standard and Poor’s. The...

Geelong City Hall survey in favour of more pokies in Breakwater
Geelong City Hall survey in favour of more pokies in Breakwater

Mon, Feb 18, 11:19am by Staff Writer

Anti-pokies lobbyists in Geelong have been dealt a blow, with a City Hall survey supporting plans to double the number of pokies at White Eagle House in Breakwater,...

12 poker machines left in voluntary ACT plan
12 poker machines left in voluntary ACT plan

Mon, Feb 18, 11:14am by Staff Writer

The Australian Capital Territory’s bold plan of reducing poker machines in the state is a step closer to completion, with just 12 poker machines authorisations...

US Poker Open kicks off at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas
US Poker Open kicks off at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas

Fri, Feb 15, 12:43pm by Staff Writer

With the Aussie Millions coming to an end last week, all eyes turn to the annual US Poker Open at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The first event of the...

New cashless pokies card to be introduced in Victoria
New cashless pokies card to be introduced in Victoria

Fri, Feb 15, 12:33pm by Staff Writer

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has reported on recent changes that allow Victorian hotels and clubs to provide cashless gaming to their customers. On...

ALH staff told to give free drinks to pokies players
ALH staff told to give free drinks to pokies players

Fri, Feb 15, 12:24pm by Staff Writer

A report by the ABC has revealed that dozen of Woolworths pubs are being investigated over claims staff illegally gave free drinks to pokie players to keep them...

Australian wagering giant Tabcorp announces half-yearly results
Australian wagering giant Tabcorp announces half-yearly results

Thu, Feb 14, 1:51pm by Staff Writer

Australia’s biggest gambling company is embarking on an aggressive marketing and bonus-bet push, despite fierce competition from its online bookmaker rivals. On...

Sky City Entertainment group's VIP business booms
Sky City Entertainment group’s VIP business booms

Thu, Feb 14, 1:34pm by Staff Writer

VIP business at casinos operated by Sky City Entertainment Group is on the up, with the Australia and New Zealand-based company’s turnover increasing by 74 per...

GRWA conference to be held in Brisbane this month
GRWA conference to be held in Brisbane this month

Thu, Feb 14, 12:08pm by Staff Writer

The 10th edition of the Gaming, Racing and Wagering Australia (GRWA) conference will be held at the W Brisbane on 26-28 February 2019. This special edition of the...

Darwin casino worker & brother-in-law sentenced after stealing Keno ticket
Darwin casino worker & brother-in-law sentenced after stealing Keno ticket

Wed, Feb 13, 1:25pm by Staff Writer

A worker at Darwin’s Sky City Casino and his brother-in law have been sentenced to home detention after stealing a customer’s winning Keno ticket worth more than...

Essendon Bombers pokies lease secured until 2047
Essendon Bombers pokies lease secured until 2047

Wed, Feb 13, 1:10pm by Staff Writer

An attempt to overturn Melton Council’s decision to extend the Essendon Football Club’s 29-year lease of the Melton Country Club has failed. The council voted...

Tighter rules for online gambling in the United Kingdom
Tighter rules for online gambling in the United Kingdom

Wed, Feb 13, 1:04pm by Staff Writer

Online gambling operators in the UK are facing tough new rules for verifying the age of their customers and restrictions on demanding further identification before...

Casino workers receive backpay for training in Tasmania
Casino workers receive backpay for training in Tasmania

Tue, Feb 12, 12:31pm by Staff Writer

The Advocate is reporting that workers at Tasmania’s two casinos will receive back pay for compulsory problem gambling training they did in their own time. Up to...

World Series of Poker Europe returns to King’s Casino
World Series of Poker Europe returns to King’s Casino

Tue, Feb 12, 12:21pm by Staff Writer

The 2019 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) will once again be returning to King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, according to Poker News. 10 official WSOP...

Tasmanian Labor leader clarifies pokies stance
Tasmanian Labor leader clarifies pokies stance

Tue, Feb 12, 12:10pm by Staff Writer

Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White said her party’s position on banning poker machines in pubs and clubs has not changed but from the position of opposition...

Ballina Shore councillor opposes his own pokies motion
Ballina Shore councillor opposes his own pokies motion

Mon, Feb 11, 12:21pm by Staff Writer

A Ballina Shore councillor has supported a rescission motion against his own motion that would have seen the council give the Lennox Sports Club a rent rebate for...

Open-air concert venue for Star Gold Coast
Open-air concert venue for Star Gold Coast

Mon, Feb 11, 12:15pm by Staff Writer

The Star Entertainment Group is unperturbed by a second casino stealing its limelight if the recent unveiling of plans for an open-air concert venue is anything to...

Tasmania’s pokies ban ‘almost impossible’
Tasmania’s pokies ban ‘almost impossible’

Mon, Feb 11, 12:08pm by Staff Writer

A member of Tasmania’s Upper House has claimed that any changes to the state’s poker machine laws are now almost impossible after the Labor Party abandoned a...

Crown seeks extension for One Queensbridge tower permit
Crown seeks extension for One Queensbridge tower permit

Fri, Feb 8, 12:49pm by Staff Writer

Crown Resorts has requested an extension on the planning permit for its planned A$1.75 billion Southbank development. In March 2017, Planning Minister Richard Wynne...

Tabcorp reportedly files complaint against Lottoland
Tabcorp reportedly files complaint against Lottoland

Fri, Feb 8, 12:36pm by Staff Writer

Lottoland’s newest offering, ‘jackpot betting’, has drawn the ire of rival companies, with the company entering talks with the online betting regulator about...

Tasmanian Labor abandons poker machine policy
Tasmanian Labor abandons poker machine policy

Fri, Feb 8, 12:24pm by Staff Writer

One of the Tasmanian Labor Party’s most recent important pieces of election policy has been ditched, almost a year on from their election defeat. Labor leader...

Essendon Bombers pokies lease extends until 2047
Essendon Bombers pokies lease extends until 2047

Thu, Feb 7, 1:04pm by Staff Writer

The Essendon Football Club has secured a lucrative 29-year lease for a suburban pokies venue after a vote last Monday night but The Age is reporting that the...

Casinos to invest in skill-based games
Casinos to invest in skill-based games

Thu, Feb 7, 12:56pm by Staff Writer

A California-based skilled-based games creator has released a report indicating that 70 per cent of casinos are planning to introduced skill-based games as part of a...

City plan prevents casino in Southport CBD
City plan prevents casino in Southport CBD

Thu, Feb 7, 12:43pm by Staff Writer

If the proposed second Gold Coast casino is to land in Southport, it will require a change to the City Plan, which ruled out “adult entertainment” for the CBD....

Playtech and Norsk extend partnership
Playtech and Norsk extend partnership

Wed, Feb 6, 9:56am by Staff Writer

One of the gambling industry’s leading technology companies has extended its agreement with the Norway’s gaming operator. Playtech’s partnership with the...

Could online gambling soon be legalised in the Netherlands?
Could online gambling soon be legalised in the Netherlands?

Wed, Feb 6, 9:51am by Staff Writer

The Netherlands is reportedly one step closer to the legalisation of online gambling according to European Gaming. The 2019 government budget contains information...

Bryn Kenney wins biggest Aussie Millions Main Event ever
Bryn Kenney wins biggest Aussie Millions Main Event ever

Wed, Feb 6, 9:41am by Staff Writer

The largest Aussie Millions Main Event in history has been won by Bryn Kenney, who defeated a field of 822 players and walked away with A$1,272,598. Kenney agreed to...

Residents plan rally against Gold Coast casino on public land
Residents plan rally against Gold Coast casino on public land

Tue, Feb 5, 12:34pm by Staff Writer

Gold Coast residents are seeking assurances from Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to protect public land at Southport from development for a second Gold...

Geelong council brings in lawyers to oppose Breakwater pokies
Geelong council brings in lawyers to oppose Breakwater pokies

Tue, Feb 5, 12:22pm by Staff Writer

The City of Geelong’s Council is taking on the Polish Association in Geelong in a bid to stop more pokies at a Breakwater venue. Council has set aside A$30,000 for...

Statistics reveal that losses on Wimmera pokies are on the rise
Statistics reveal that losses on Wimmera pokies are on the rise

Tue, Feb 5, 12:12pm by Staff Writer

New statistics from the Victorian Commission for Liquor and Gambling Regulation reveal that the Wimmera region in Victoria’s west is experiencing a rise in gaming...

Melbourne Storm sell lucrative hotel and pokies
Melbourne Storm sell lucrative hotel and pokies

Mon, Feb 4, 12:08pm by Staff Writer

The Melbourne Storm is the latest professional sporting organisation to divest themselves from gaming interests after the club sold its poker machines. The National...

Attorney-General applauds ACT pokies reduction
Political parties receive hefty donations from hotels body

Mon, Feb 4, 11:46am by Staff Writer

Political parties have reaped the benefits of a generous hotels sector after it was revealed by the Sydney Morning Herald that the Australian Hotels Association is...

Big Data and the rise of online gambling
Big Data and the rise of online gambling

Mon, Feb 4, 11:36am by Staff Writer

The popularity of online gambling has led to it becoming a multi-billion dollar industry that is expected to continue to grow in coming years. According to Statista,...

Geelong City Hall survey in favour of more pokies in Breakwater
Council to oppose introduction of more pokies at Geelong club

Fri, Feb 1, 12:28pm by Staff Writer

The City of Greater Geelong’s council will oppose a proposed increase in the number of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) at White Eagle House in Breakwater. The...

High 5 Gaming & BtoBet join forces
Online gambling has grown rapidly in the last decade

Fri, Feb 1, 12:15pm by Staff Writer

The gambling sector has transformed itself within the last 10 years thanks in large part to technological advancement. Online gambling has totally revolutionised the...

12 poker machines left in voluntary ACT plan
Pokies surrender day passes in Canberra

Fri, Feb 1, 12:01pm by Staff Writer

Time has run out for Canberra’s pokies venues to surrender their machines before the ACT government begins seizing them. Clubs and hotels had until January 31 to...

New record attendance reached as Aussie Millions continues
New record attendance reached as Aussie Millions continues

Thu, Jan 31, 2:14pm by Staff Writer

A new record attendance has been reached at the 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event with 797 players entering the A$10,600 flagship event at Melbourne’s Crown Casino....

Week of announcements for We Are Casino
Week of announcements for We Are Casino

Thu, Jan 31, 2:01pm by Staff Writer

Technology startup Puurl has announced that online gaming provider We Are Casino will be the first gaming platform provider to integrate Puurl’s products onto its...

EGT shortlisted for gaming awards in London
EGT shortlisted for gaming awards in London

Thu, Jan 31, 1:33pm by Staff Writer

Euro Games Technology (EGT) has been shortlisted as one of the 10 finalists in the Casino Supplier of the Year category for the second consecutive edition of the...

Lottoland added to FSB’s gaming stable
Lottoland added to FSB’s gaming stable

Wed, Jan 30, 1:57pm by Staff Writer

Lottoland’s full portfolio of lottery games has been added to FSB’s platform after an agreement was reached between the two operators. FSB providers platform...

The Star Gold Coast wants a new concert venue
The Star Gold Coast wants a new concert venue

Wed, Jan 30, 1:49pm by Staff Writer

Despite growing conjecture about the site of a proposed new Gold Coast casino, the region’s existing casino has announced a revamp to its entertainment offering....

Bendigo punters lost $50m on pokies last year
Bendigo punters lost $50m on pokies last year

Wed, Jan 30, 1:32pm by Staff Writer

Punters in Bendigo are losing A$50 million a year to poker machines according to new electronic gaming machine figures released. The Alliance for Gambling Reform has...

Fines for Tasssie clubs and hotels breaching gaming laws
Fines for Tassie clubs and hotels breaching gaming laws

Tue, Jan 29, 1:05pm by Staff Writer

Authorities in Tasmania have handed down a $31,800 fine to UBET Tasmania for sending a loyalty program upgrade email to excluded customers. The bookie was issued the...

Nearly $1 million on offer in Aussie Millions Main Event
Nearly $1 million on offer in Aussie Millions Main Event

Tue, Jan 29, 12:55pm by Staff Writer

A field of 267 entrants at the 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event has shrunk by half to just 135 over the course of seven 90-minute levels. As reported by Poker News,...

Southport the favourite location for Gold Coast casino
Southport the favourite location for Gold Coast casino

Tue, Jan 29, 12:36pm by Staff Writer

The site of the proposed second Gold Coast casino has been a contentious one with Southport emerging as the preferred location according to The Gold Coast Bulletin....

Cambodia is the new Asian gambling mecca
Cambodia is the new Asian gambling mecca

Mon, Jan 28, 1:31pm by Staff Writer

Cambodia is fast becoming a hot spot of gambling in Asia, with the beach town of Sihanoukville one of a number of towns that are luring wealthy Chinese gamblers....

Europe’s oldest casino is closed
Europe’s oldest casino is closed

Mon, Jan 28, 1:17pm by Staff Writer

Europe’s oldest casino in the coastal city of Como was ordered to close by the Court of Como in August 2018 due to crippling debts of more than 130 million euros....

Victorian’s lose plenty at pokies in 2018
Victorian’s lose plenty at pokies in 2018

Mon, Jan 28, 1:01pm by Staff Writer

Victorian’s lost a record A$2.7 billion on poker machines in 2018, a rise of A$103 million form the previous year. The six-monthly revenue loss data was released...

Virginia one step closer to casino legalisation
Virginia one step closer to casino legalisation

Thu, Jan 24, 10:12pm by Staff Writer

The US state of Virginia is one step closer to having as many as five casinos open in the state after the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology voted to...

Vietnam’s first casino for locals opens
Vietnam’s first casino for locals opens

Thu, Jan 24, 9:58pm by Staff Writer

The first casino that allows Vietnamese citizens to gamble has opened on Phu Quoc, the country’s largest island. The Corona Resort and Casino has gone live and...

More Aussie Millions winners in Melbourne
More Aussie Millions winners in Melbourne

Thu, Jan 24, 9:50pm by Staff Writer

The Aussie Millions continues this week at Melbourne’s Crown Casino, with Belgian Bart Lybaert winning the sixth event of the tournament and pocketed A$124,355....

Poker events in the Bahamas a success
Poker events in the Bahamas a success

Thu, Jan 24, 3:40pm by Staff Writer

The Stars Group has revealed the success of its annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), which immediately followed the first ever PokerStars Players No-limit...

Japan to introduce strict gambling ad restrictions
Japan to introduce strict gambling ad restrictions

Thu, Jan 24, 11:54am by Staff Writer

Japanese lawmakers enacted controversial legislation legalising gambling resorts after a near two-decade long process. On July 20, 2018, the “integrated resorts”...

Queenslanders lose record amount on pokies in 2018
Queenslanders lose record amount on pokies in 2018

Thu, Jan 24, 11:42am by Staff Writer

Residents of Queensland lost a record A$2.36 billion in poker machines in 2018. Across the state, that equates to $270,000 every hour in pubs and clubs alone. The...

No pokies for the Burleigh Pavilion anytime soon
No pokies for the Burleigh Pavilion anytime soon

Wed, Jan 23, 12:45pm by Staff Writer

The owner of popular Gold Coast nightspot Burleigh Pavilion says he is not being “sneaky” in his bid to turn the venue into a hotel while speculation has been...

New cashless pokies card to be introduced in Victoria
Could red tape around gaming see pubs head for a lean 2019?

Wed, Jan 23, 12:25pm by Staff Writer

A new report tabled by IbisWorld is forecasting a downturn in revenue for the pub sector this financial year. A 0.5 per cent drop to $17.2 billion with a growth rate...

Information leaked on more than 108 million online bets
Information leaked on more than 108 million online bets

Wed, Jan 23, 12:09pm by Staff Writer

An online casino group has leaked information on more than 108 million bets, including details about customers’ personal information, deposits and withdrawals...

Darwin casino employee steals winning Keno ticket
Darwin casino employee steals winning Keno ticket

Tue, Jan 22, 9:58am by Staff Writer

An employee at Darwin’s Sky City casino has pleaded guilty to stealing a $53,000 winning keno ticket and telling the winner of the prize his was worthless. Michael...

Aussie Millions poker tournament continues in Melbourne this week
Aussie Millions poker tournament continues in Melbourne this week

Tue, Jan 22, 9:24am by Staff Writer

The Aussie Millions Poker Tournament continues at Melbourne’s Crown Casino this week, with just 15 players remaining in the $1,150 buy-in event and more than...

Lottoland added to FSB’s gaming stable
Complaint made against newest Lottoland product

Tue, Jan 22, 9:04am by Staff Writer

Controversial online betting company Lottoland has drawn the ire of Australia’s newsagents once again as they are taking the company to the Australian Securities...

One Sydney woman wins $107 million Powerball jackpot
One Sydney woman wins $107 million Powerball jackpot

Mon, Jan 21, 12:25pm by Staff Writer

One lucky woman from Sydney has taken home more than $100 million Powerball jackpot, making Australian lottery history for the biggest individual prize ever won. An...

Tasmania’s pokies ban ‘almost impossible’
Tasmanian Labor tight lipped over NSW & ACT pokies

Mon, Jan 21, 12:19pm by Staff Writer

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman’s Liberal Party has launched a scathing attack on opposition leader Rebecca White over her silence regarding Labor’s pokies...

Sky City Hamilton to swap blackjack for pokies
Sky City Hamilton to swap blackjack for pokies

Mon, Jan 21, 12:12pm by Staff Writer

One of Sky City’s casinos in New Zealand is proposing to remove three blackjack tables and replace them with 60 poker machines. Sky City Hamilton’s total number...

Cambodia is the new Asian gambling mecca
From land of plenty to a pittance – Donaco’s stunning tumble in Cambodia

Fri, Jan 18, 11:58am by Staff Writer

The Asian casino market is fiercely competitive, with many of the regions casinos dependent upon VIP, high-roller gamblers for annual revenue and Australian outfit...

Newest chapel in Vegas casino is all about Instagram
Newest chapel in Vegas casino is all about Instagram

Fri, Jan 18, 11:51am by Staff Writer

An 800-square-foot space called “Till Death Do Us Part” has opened at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, with claims that it will become the most social...

Landscape changing for European online casinos
Landscape changing for European online casinos

Fri, Jan 18, 11:43am by Staff Writer

The European online casino landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and so to must the regulatory guidelines that govern it with 2019 set to be a big year for changes...

Sky City Hamilton to swap blackjack for pokies
Sky City casino wants to add 60 more pokies

Thu, Jan 17, 12:02pm by Staff Writer

Sky City Casino is hoping to add more pokies to its Hamilton casino in New Zealand’s North Island, but is being met with stern opposition from local government....

Alex Lynskey victorious in Sydney poker event
Alex Lynskey victorious in Sydney poker event

Thu, Jan 17, 11:49am by Staff Writer

The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) at The Star Sydney has been a tremendous success for a number of years, with Aussies coming out in their droves to pay...

An eye to the future at next month’s ICE showcase
An eye to the future at next month’s ICE showcase

Thu, Jan 17, 10:52am by Staff Writer

ICE (International Casinos Exhibition) is the only business-to-business gaming event that truly brings together international online and offline gaming sectors. The...

Petition and billboard the latest in Gold Coast casino opposition
Petition and billboard the latest in Gold Coast casino opposition

Wed, Jan 16, 11:03am by Staff Writer

A second casino on the Gold Coast would have repercussions not only for its rival the Star, but also the city’s pubs and clubs. A petition has been commenced by...

Zeal plans takeover of Lotto24 in Germany
Zeal plans takeover of Lotto24 in Germany

Wed, Jan 16, 10:27am by Staff Writer

A co-founder and shareholder of Zeal Network has publicly confirmed his support for the company’s planned takeover of Lotto24. Zeal said it received a letter from...

Altona RSL’s plans for 22 new pokies rejected
Altona RSL’s plans for 22 new pokies rejected

Wed, Jan 16, 10:16am by Staff Writer

The Altona RSL has had its bid for 22 pokies machines rejected by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. The premises had applied to increase...

Residents plan rally against Gold Coast casino on public land
Star CEO frustrated with Gold Coast casino plans

Tue, Jan 15, 12:54pm by Staff Writer

Star Entertainment CEO Matt Bekier has signaled his frustration at the lack of clarity surrounding a second Gold Coast casino. Mr Bekier has signaled that the...

Overhaul on credit card gambling in the UK
Overhaul on credit card gambling in the UK

Tue, Jan 15, 12:45pm by Staff Writer

The UK government is considering a ban on the use of credit cards to gamble with Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright seeking “social responsibility” from all...

Casino operator Hard Rock International ready to go in Japan
Casino operator Hard Rock International ready to go in Japan

Tue, Jan 15, 12:35pm by Staff Writer

Casino operator Hard Rock International Inc has given further detail on its proposal to develop a casino resort in the city of Tomakomai, Japan. The city is on the...

Punter wins pokies jackpot but doesn’t pocket the prize
Punter wins pokies jackpot but doesn’t pocket the prize

Mon, Jan 14, 11:32am by Staff Writer

The MGM National Harbor Casino in Maryland has made a catastrophic error that has left one punter perplexed. Cynthia Obie spent an evening playing the pokies with...

Lottoland added to FSB’s gaming stable
Lottoland’s latest product set for scrutiny

Mon, Jan 14, 11:18am by Staff Writer

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is considering a complaint against Gibraltar-based Lottoland’s new “jackpot betting” product, just days...

The struggles of an Australian company in Cambodia's casino industry
The struggles of an Australian company in Cambodia’s casino industry

Mon, Jan 14, 11:09am by Staff Writer

Cambodia is fast becoming a gambling hotspot in Asia with local and foreign companies alike taking a gamble on winning big in the country. The town of Poipet on the...

Greens plan to rip up Victoria's pokies deal
Greens plan to rip up Victoria’s pokies deal

Fri, Jan 11, 1:45pm by Staff Writer

Australia’s love-hate relationship with poker machines has stepped up a notch, with the Greens announcing that it would tear up a 20-year licensing deal legislated...

Playtech and Norsk extend partnership
Playtech launches game changing software

Fri, Jan 11, 1:31pm by Staff Writer

One of the gambling industry’s leading technology company’s has launched a new content aggregation technology. Enhanced Playtech Open Platform (POP) launches as...

Casino operator MGM flags job cuts
Casino operator MGM flags job cuts

Fri, Jan 11, 1:14pm by Staff Writer

Casino operator MGM Resorts has flagged a new plan that will boost company earnings at the expense of jobs. MGM announced its new ‘MGM 2020’ plan last Thursday,...

Red Rake Gaming secures elusive UK license
Red Rake Gaming secures elusive UK license

Fri, Jan 11, 1:27am by Staff Writer

A Spanish-based games developer has been granted a Remote Gambling Software License by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission enabling it to offer premium content to...

Aristocrat lottery game installed in Washington
Aristocrat lottery game installed in Washington

Fri, Jan 11, 1:11am by Staff Writer

Two casinos in Washington State have become the first to install the Tribal Lottery System created by Aristocrat. The Quil Ceda Creek Casino and the Tulalip Resort...

Nigerians changing the way they bet
Nigerians changing the way they bet

Thu, Jan 10, 10:53am by Staff Writer

A global provider of games and e-sports analytics has revealed that Nigeria is currently generating the second highest gaming revenue in Africa behind Egypt. New...

Biggest ever PokerStars tournament is underway
Biggest ever PokerStars tournament is underway

Wed, Jan 9, 11:09am by Staff Writer

The Stars Group’s flagship poker brand PokerStars has generated the largest ever prize pool for a $25,000 buy-in poker tournament. 1,039 players have entered to...

Landscape changing for European online casinos
Online casinos go from strength to strength

Wed, Jan 9, 10:51am by Staff Writer

Online casinos and web based betting is big business globally and is set to get even bigger in the coming years. The London Economic is reporting that the worldwide...

Punter wins pokies jackpot but doesn’t pocket the prize
US state of Maryland boasts bumper casino returns

Wed, Jan 9, 10:41am by Staff Writer

Revenue at casinos in the American state of Maryland increased in December 2018 according to figures released by the state’s Lottery and Gaming Agency. The agency...

Poker machine maker Wazdan and The Gaming Platform team up
Poker machine maker Wazdan and The Gaming Platform team up

Tue, Jan 8, 1:14pm by Staff Writer

Poker machine maker Wazdan has announced a new partnership with The Gaming Platform (TGP) Asia that will take its product into the Asian markets. TGP has evolved in...