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Aquis stands down staff from Canberra casino
Aquis stands down staff from Canberra casino

Fri, Apr 3, 10:04am by Mia Chapman

Aquis Entertainment’s deal with Blue Whale Entertainment was called off after the two gaming entities were negotiating for more than a year, until Aquis was forced...

Payouts to Star Entertainment shareholders delayed
Payouts to Star Entertainment shareholders delayed

Thu, Apr 2, 11:55am by William Brown

The Star Entertainment Group is the latest to defer their payouts to shareholders as they cope with lockdown measures that have devastated their business....

Casinos and poker Down Under take a hit during coronavirus
Casinos and poker Down Under take a hit during coronavirus

Tue, Mar 31, 12:47pm by William Brown

The world of live poker took a huge hit as the coronavirus pandemic spread across the world. Casino Aus reports that what started in China soon spread to other parts...

Star stands down 90 per cent of its staff
Star stands down 90 per cent of its staff

Fri, Mar 27, 5:24pm by Mia Chapman

The Star Entertainment Group has been forced to stand down 90 per cent of its 9,000 strong workforce at its casinos on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sydney. My GC...

Online gambling surge amid UK lockdown
Online gambling surge amid UK lockdown

Thu, Mar 26, 1:12pm by William Brown

Britons stuck at home due to coronavirus are hitting the online casinos, providing a boost for operators of virtual games such as blackjack and roulette. Bloomberg...

Payouts to Star Entertainment shareholders delayed
Social distancing rules flouted by Aussie casino

Mon, Mar 23, 11:58am by Ethan Anderson

Images obtained by an Australian news outlet show that social distancing measures announced last week were not enforced on the gambling floor at Sydney’s Star...

ACMA warns against casino scam messages
ACMA warns against casino scam messages

Fri, Mar 20, 12:46pm by William Brown

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has warned the public to be wary of suspicious messages pretending to be from online gambling websites and not to...

Aussies top global gambling stats
Aussies top global gambling stats

Wed, Mar 18, 2:03pm by Ethan Anderson

Australians love to gambling and it’s reflected in global gambling statistics that Australians are the biggest gambling losers in the world. ABC News reports that...

Crown introducing social distancing
Crown introducing social distancing

Mon, Mar 16, 3:06pm by Mia Chapman

Crown Resorts is introducing social distancing at its Melbourne casino in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 7News reports that Crown said on Monday it would keep...

Eldorado and Caesars deal in jeopardy
Eldorado and Caesars deal in jeopardy

Sat, Mar 14, 4:19pm by William Brown

Eldorado Resorts chief executive officer Tom Reeg has called the acquisition of Caesars Entertainment a “home run for all of our stakeholders.” However, that...

Macau tourist numbers down
Macau tourist numbers down

Mon, Mar 9, 1:54pm by Ethan Anderson

In the nine days from the reopening of Macau’s casinos on February 20, the city welcomed in total fewer than half the tally of tourists it received on average in a...

Payouts to Star Entertainment shareholders delayed
Star Gold Coast to host three poker events

Sat, Mar 7, 2:09pm by Noah Taylor

This week, the World Poker Tour announced The Star Gold Coast in Australia will host not one, but three new WPT festivals. World Casino Directory reports that the...

Packer set to face questions
Packer set to face questions

Thu, Mar 5, 10:45am by Charlotte Lee

Head of Crown Resorts James Packer wants to run a casino and resort that is set to open in Sydney later this year. Celebrity Net Worth reports that if Mr Packer...

Aquis stands down staff from Canberra casino
Canberra casino faces increasing losses

Wed, Mar 4, 2:04pm by Mia Chapman

The owner and operator of Casino Canberra is facing increased losses as it grapples with falling gaming revenue, but the company says discussions are back on with...

Queen’s Wharf apartments snapped up
Queen’s Wharf apartments snapped up

Mon, Mar 2, 12:11pm by Noah Taylor

Brisbane’s development industry is buzzing after most of the apartments in Queensland’s largest construction project were snapped up within a matter of days,...

Crown to close its Melbourne gaming floor
NSW inquiry into Crown Resorts grinds to a halt

Sun, Mar 1, 1:39pm by Noah Taylor

New South Wales’ high stakes inquiry into Crown Resorts casino operations will be temporarily suspended pending an appeal by the New South Wales Attorney-General...

MONA offered Tasmanian casino licence
MONA offered Tasmanian casino licence

Thu, Feb 27, 8:14am by William Brown

Museum of Old and New Art founder and professional gambler David Walsh would be offered a high-roller casino licence under a new Tasmanian Government policy that...

Shares in Crown Resorts take a tumble
Shares in Crown Resorts take a tumble

Wed, Feb 26, 12:29pm by Ethan Anderson

Shares in Crown Resorts plunged to a more than two-year low amid poor press and the resumption of a public inquiry into New South Wales’ casinos. News.com.au...

MGM sued over data breach
MGM sued over data breach

Tue, Feb 25, 8:02pm by Charlotte Lee

US casino operator MGM Resorts International has been sued over a data breach last year, which the company confirmed earlier this week and which reportedly involved...

Victoria’s YourPlay program a failure
Victoria’s YourPlay program a failure

Mon, Feb 24, 8:12am by Ethan Anderson

A Victorian government scheme that used voluntary loss limits in a bid to minimise poker machine harm has been deemed a failure, with negligible uptake from punters...

Crown introducing social distancing
Crown Resorts takes hit to earnings

Fri, Feb 21, 11:28am by Mia Chapman

Casino giant Crown Resorts is bracing for a hit to its full-year earnings from coronavirus, as the outbreak compounds a big drop in its VIP business caused in part...

TAB and UBET merge more costly than anticipated
TAB and UBET merge more costly than anticipated

Thu, Feb 20, 10:21am by Ethan Anderson

Tabcorp has warned the cost of integrating its TAB wagering business with the UBET brand, acquired when it merged with Tatts, has blown out by more than 40 per cent....

Macau tourist numbers down
Macau shuts casinos for two weeks

Thu, Feb 6, 12:30pm by Charlotte Lee

Macau’s casino industry will close for two weeks to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, the government says. The Daily Telegraph reports that chief...

Crown restaurant owes workers millions
Crown restaurant owes workers millions

Wed, Feb 5, 12:08pm by Mia Chapman

Dinner by Heston, the high-end restaurant fronted by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, owes employees at least $4.5 million in what appears to be the worst case of...

Crown pulls the pin on Dinner by Heston
Crown pulls the pin on Dinner by Heston

Mon, Feb 3, 1:11pm by Ethan Anderson

World-renowned chef Heston Blumenthal’s scandal-plagued Australian restaurant appears doomed after its landlord and financial broker, Crown Casino, said it had...

Crown Sydney to open on Christmas Day
Crown Sydney to open on Christmas Day

Fri, Jan 31, 10:30am by Mia Chapman

Crown’s latest venture in Sydney is one of the most anticipated projects in the harbour city, as it is expected to give a new look to the Barangaroo waterfront....

Tabcorp could run UK lotteries
Tabcorp could run UK lotteries

Wed, Jan 29, 11:39am by Mia Chapman

One of the largest gambling operators in Australia – Tabcorp – has joined the competition for the operation of the United Kingdom National Lottery at a...

Macau could face multi billion dollar deficit
Macau casino operator has documents seized

Tue, Jan 28, 11:34am by Charlotte Lee

A Macau casino operator vying for half of James Packer’s stake in Crown casinos has been embroiled in a political bribery investigation in Japan. The Brisbane...

Crown introducing social distancing
First Crown inquiry begins in Sydney

Wed, Jan 22, 1:28pm by William Brown

The first of three inquiries into Crown Resorts and the conduct of its casino business kicked off on Tuesday in Sydney, where the former supreme court judge Patricia...

Shares in Crown Resorts take a tumble
NSW gaming regulator ready for Crown hearing

Mon, Jan 20, 1:19pm by Charlotte Lee

The New South Wales gaming regulator says the first hearing of an investigation on whether casino firm Crown Resorts breached its gaming licence for its Barangaroo...

Online gambling surge amid UK lockdown
UK bans credit card gambling from April

Thu, Jan 16, 9:31pm by Mia Chapman

The UK Gambling Commission is banning people from using credit cards to place bets in an attempt to curb problem gambling. The BBC reports that the ban, which starts...

Crown VVIP extradited back to China
Spotlight on Packer company directors ahead of inquiry

Mon, Jan 13, 2:54pm by Noah Taylor

Longstanding lieutenants of James Packer’s family, Guy Jalland and Michael Johnston are expected to be in the spotlight when an inquiry into Crown Resorts’...

Packer and foundation give $4m more to bushfire relief
Packer and foundation give $4m more to bushfire relief

Wed, Jan 8, 1:26pm by Charlotte Lee

Gaming billionaire James Packer’s family and his casino company Crown Resorts have donated an extra $4 million to bushfire relief charities, in addition to the $1...

Tassie treasurer allegedly lobbies for pokies group
Tassie treasurer allegedly lobbies for pokies group

Tue, Jan 7, 11:55am by Charlotte Lee

The Tasmanian treasurer has allegedly approached the state’s Liquor and Gaming Commission on behalf of the Tasmanian Hospitality Association, a major Liberal Party...

Melbourne is the first stop on 2020 poker calendar
Melbourne is the first stop on 2020 poker calendar

Thu, Jan 2, 2:36pm by Charlotte Lee

Melbourne is the place to be in January, with the Australian city playing host to the first major stop on the live tournament poker calendar. Casino News Daily...

Coronavirus unlikely to slow Japanese IR race
Nagasaki is a Japanese casino dark horse

Mon, Dec 30, 11:31am by Charlotte Lee

The competition to host a casino resort in Japan is stiff. Casino Buzz reports there are seven contenders vying to host a casino in Japan. There were eight cities,...

Star stands down 90 per cent of its staff
Star tightens bond with Japanese tech provider

Mon, Dec 23, 5:29pm by Mia Chapman

The Star Entertainment group strengthened its collaboration with casino management company Konami, introducing device development across its Melbourne, Brisbane and...

Macau casino boss buys second Gold Coast shopping centre
Macau casino boss buys second Gold Coast shopping centre

Sun, Dec 22, 11:31am by Noah Taylor

Macau casino boss Loi Keong Kyong has exchanged contracts to buy Surfers Paradise retail centre Circle on Cavill from EG Funds Management for about $65 million. The...

Payouts to Star Entertainment shareholders delayed
Cash withdrawn from Star in question

Mon, Dec 16, 6:19pm by Noah Taylor

A cash withdrawal of $100,000 was allegedly made from a casino gaming fund linked to a Chinese billionaire. Yahoo News reports the news as significant because it was...

Tassie treasurer allegedly lobbies for pokies group
New Tassie gaming framework released

Tue, Dec 10, 3:36pm by Mia Chapman

The Advocate reports that the Tasmanian government’s new framework for how it intends to roll out new gaming legislation has been released. The state opposition...

Star engages former LNP powerbroker Santoro
Star engages former LNP powerbroker Santoro

Tue, Dec 3, 1:26pm by Charlotte Lee

The Star Entertainment Group has hired former Liberal and National Party powerbroker and lobbyist Santo Santoro. The Australian Financial Review reports that the...

Michael Rocco wins marathon poker event to claim career best score
New poker tournament at Star Gold Coast offering big prize money

Sat, Nov 30, 12:39pm by Noah Taylor

The Star Gold Coast has been toiling away at new poker projects since its remodelled and expanded casino poker room earlier this year. It hosted the World Poker Tour...

Star’s Queensland monopoly up in the air
Star Gold Coast given first go at impressing government

Wed, Nov 27, 7:47am by Ethan Anderson

The stakes have been raised for those contending for a licence for the second Gold Coast casino. The ABC reports that the city’s sole operator, The Star, has been...

Macau casino boss buys second Gold Coast shopping centre
Second Gold Coast casino shortlist revealed

Mon, Nov 25, 7:52am by Charlotte Lee

The Queensland government has finally released its list of locations for the second Gold Coast Casino. My GC reports that the publication of the list comes after the...

Crown Sydney to open on Christmas Day
Pyrmont tower rejected after months of to and fro

Thu, Nov 21, 7:47am by William Brown

The Star Casino has been dealt a major blow with its $530 million luxury casino and apartment tower plan rejected by the state’s planning commission. The Sydney...

Second Gold Coast casino up in the air
Second Gold Coast casino up in the air

Tue, Nov 19, 12:24pm by Charlotte Lee

The Star Entertainment Group has showered almost half of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s cabinet with sporting tickets and accommodation, with the group...

MGM offloads Vegas’ Bellagio
MGM offloads Vegas’ Bellagio

Tue, Nov 19, 12:01pm by Noah Taylor

One of Las Vegas’ most glamorous resorts has been sold. The Star Advertiser is reporting that The Bellagio was sold for $4.2 billion to Blackstone Group, the...

Chinese millionaire embroiled in junket scandal sells up
Chinese millionaire embroiled in junket scandal sells up

Mon, Nov 18, 3:39pm by Mia Chapman

A Chinese millionaire with links to a Chinese communist group is selling his waterfront Hunters Hill mansion from behind bars. News.com.au reports that high roller...

Crown introducing social distancing
Crown’s VIP turnover dips significantly in first quarter

Sat, Nov 16, 1:02pm by Mia Chapman

Crown Resorts faces a massive decline in VIP turnover in the first three months of the new fiscal year in a rough start to the year. Casino Aus reports Crown’s...

Vision for Adelaide Casino to grow
Vision for Adelaide Casino to grow

Tue, Nov 12, 8:24am by Noah Taylor

SkyCity Entertainment Group has outlined its plans for Adelaide casino as part of a $330 million renovation. Asgam reports the group is eager to claim a slice of...

Crown to close its Melbourne gaming floor
Crown Casino Melbourne workers call off strike

Mon, Nov 4, 3:56pm by Mia Chapman

Staff of Melbourne’s Crown Casino cancelled their planned strike for last Friday evening. The strike related to pay and conditions where they are considering a new...

Crown introducing social distancing
Friday night strike to take place at Crown Casino

Wed, Oct 30, 2:36pm by Mia Chapman

Bartenders and card dealers of Melbourne’s Crown Casino will strike for two hours this Friday night, which will be the first of a series of industrial actions...

Macau casino boss buys second Gold Coast shopping centre
Star Entertainment unveils plan to derail Gold Coast’s second casino

Mon, Oct 28, 8:54pm by Ethan Anderson

Star Entertainment Group has unveiled a multibillion-dollar ‘master plan’ to develop assets on the Gold Coast. The proposed development in turn serves as a bid...

Queen’s Wharf apartments snapped up
Victorian builder to construct Brisbane casino bridge

Thu, Oct 24, 9:08am by Charlotte Lee

Plans are now finalised and a builder has been appointed for the new pedestrian bridge crossing the Brisbane River. Victorian company Fitzgerald Constructions will...

MONA offered Tasmanian casino licence
Tasmania’s point of consumption tax to apply in January

Mon, Oct 21, 9:09pm by Ethan Anderson

Following it’s official announcement in the 2019-20 Tasmanian State Budget, the Tasmanian Government will impose a point of consumption tax on all net wagering...

Shares in Crown Resorts take a tumble
UN banned businessman is a Crown Casino high roller

Sat, Oct 19, 9:16am by William Brown

A businessman who was blacklisted by the United Nations and Australia for funding a war criminal was a Crown Resorts VIP room gambling high roller despite being...

Crown introducing social distancing
Staff at Melbourne’s Crown casino set to strike

Wed, Oct 16, 2:22pm by Mia Chapman

Staff of Melbourne’s Crown Casino are not happy over their pay. With its union, United Voice, they are fighting for better pay and job security and are in the...

Crown VVIP extradited back to China
New allegations see fresh demands for a Crown Casino inquiry

Tue, Oct 15, 3:00pm by Charlotte Lee

Claims of a limousine driver will be used by Independent MP Andrew Wilkie in his calls for a royal commission into Melbourne’s Crown Casino. But Crown rejected the...

Donaco’s casino operations slow down massively
Management disruption an issue for Donaco International

Mon, Oct 14, 2:17pm by Charlotte Lee

Donaco International has attributed management disruption as the major issue in business stability following release of its 2018-19 financial statements. The...

Blackjack royalty assemble for ball
MGM reaches settlement with shooting victims

Mon, Oct 7, 9:15pm by Mia Chapman

MGM Resorts have agreed to pay out approximately A$1.1 Billion dollars after a mass shooting at one of their resorts in 2017. On October 2, 2017 Stephen Paddock shot...

Concerns about government position on Pyrmont precinct
Quick review of Pyrmont planning ordered

Mon, Sep 30, 11:43am by Ethan Anderson

The government body conducting a snap review of planning controls in Pyrmont has been handed an “impossible task” that “risks eroding trust” in the system,...

Crown junket operator in the spotlight
Crown workers threaten strike action

Fri, Sep 27, 8:03am by Staff Writer

Crown Casino workers are threatening to walk off the job or refuse to serve alcohol during the spring racing carnival as a wage stoush deepens. The Brisbane Times...

Proposed Star building a challenge for architect
Proposed Star building a challenge for architect

Tue, Sep 24, 1:08pm by Staff Writer

An architect appointed to review a contentious proposal for a residential and hotel tower at the Star Casino in Sydney has described the building as “challenging...

FNQ man the sole winner of $40m Powerball jackpot
Trio of lucky punters share Powerball prize

Mon, Sep 23, 5:38pm by Staff Writer

Lottery officials have revealed the location where a mystery Queensland shopper purchased their $50 million dollar winning ticket. 9 News reports that an inner-city...

New man at the helm of GVC Holdings
New man at the helm of GVC Holdings

Sat, Sep 21, 11:20am by Staff Writer

GVC Holdings announced a new chief executive officer for its Australian operations. Dean Shannon will be replacing Jason Scott to be GVC’s chief of operations in...

Shares in Crown Resorts take a tumble
Crown to have their say at inquiries

Mon, Sep 16, 4:41pm by Staff Writer

Crown Resorts will use a raft of state and federal inquiries into the casino giant’s dealings with suspected Chinese criminals as a “forum to provide our...

Aquis stands down staff from Canberra casino
Casino Canberra’s days could be numbered

Wed, Sep 11, 7:49am by Staff Writer

Losses at Casino Canberra have the ACT government thinking about development possibilities for the ailing casino. Riot Act reports the company that owns the casino...

Suncity’s reputation in tatters
Suncity’s reputation in tatters

Mon, Sep 9, 8:30am by Staff Writer

Suncity Group runs one of the most well known junkets from Macau to Australia. Since the company was connected to Crown Resorts in the recent organised crime...

Epic gambling spree for Huang at The Star
Star shareholder has alleged ties to organised crime

Fri, Sep 6, 12:02pm by Staff Writer

A major shareholder in casino heavyweight Star Group has strong links to a Hong Kong businessman banned from any involvement in rival Crown’s new Barangaroo...

Crown Sydney to open on Christmas Day
Crown, Lendlease & New South Wales government settle battle

Mon, Sep 2, 3:00pm by Staff Writer

Crown Resorts is finally ending its three-year squabble with the New South Wales government. Casino Aus reports that the latter has dropped its case after the...

Crown junket operator in the spotlight
Lawrence Ho hits pause on more Crown shares

Fri, Aug 30, 7:54am by Staff Writer

Hong Kong casino tycoon Lawrence Ho’s Melco Resorts will delay buying more Crown Resorts shares worth $880 million until after the New South Wales gambling...

Concerns about government position on Pyrmont precinct
Public hearing into Pyrmont towers gets rowdy

Thu, Aug 29, 8:04am by Staff Writer

The economic benefits delivered by a luxury apartment and hotel tower at the Star in Pyrmont “do not override all other planning considerations”, a senior...

Mohegan wins coveted Greek casino licence
Hard Rock International front and centre of new Greek casino

Tue, Aug 27, 12:58pm by Staff Writer

Hard Rock International has tossed its hat into the ring for the development of a casino resort as part of an 8 billion euro complex that is planned to be built at...

Shares in Crown Resorts take a tumble
Crown may not use junket services going forward

Thu, Aug 22, 7:49am by Staff Writer

Australian casino giant Crown Resorts has indicated it may reduce reliance on Chinese “junket” operators as multiple investigations begin probing revelations it...

Lottoland back in the game after court ruling
Lottoland back in the game after court ruling

Tue, Aug 20, 1:13pm by Staff Writer

Online lotto operator Lottoland has successfully overturned a government ruling that had threatened to end its business in Australia by declaring its products...

Payouts to Star Entertainment shareholders delayed
Star records another drop in profits

Mon, Aug 19, 12:44pm by Staff Writer

Star Entertainment’s revenues from overseas VIP visitors have plummeted, with the latest reports showing the casino group’s earnings have dipped more than 35 per...

Star engages former LNP powerbroker Santoro
Controversy not far away from The Star

Thu, Aug 15, 8:34am by Staff Writer

Revelations that Sydney’s Star Casino has been roped into the controversy engulfing Crown Resorts over links to junket operators has drawn the ire of New South...

Crown introducing social distancing
Lawrence Ho to go ahead with Crown purchase

Wed, Aug 14, 8:14am by Staff Writer

Casino tycoon Lawrence Ho’s Melco Resorts says it plans to complete the purchase of another 10 per cent stake in Crown Resorts as agreed with billionaire owner...

Shares in Crown Resorts take a tumble
Labor Party quiet on Crown casino saga

Mon, Aug 5, 10:52am by Staff Writer

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has defended Labor’s opposition to a parliamentary inquiry into allegations federal ministers interfered in visa applications...

Proposed Star building a challenge for architect
Star Casino’s new tower hits a hurdle

Mon, Jul 29, 12:51pm by Staff Writer

Star Casino says it will push on with plans to build a $530 million tower in Sydney, despite it having been rejected by planning authorities. The ABC is reporting...

James Packer’s new yacht ready to set sail
James Packer’s new yacht ready to set sail

Fri, Jul 26, 8:07am by Staff Writer

James Packer’s biggest ever mega yacht has taken four years to complete and the budget has blown out by $50 million, but the Los Angeles-based billionaire is about...

FNQ man the sole winner of $40m Powerball jackpot
Victorian couple claim Powerball prize

Mon, Jul 22, 7:44am by Staff Writer

A young Macedon Ranges family has begun “fantasising about the future” after confirming their $36.6 million Powerball win from last Thursday’s draw. The Lott...

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to end after 16 years
PokerStars and Paysafe team up

Sat, Jul 20, 5:36am by Staff Writer

The Stars Group’s flagship brand PokerStars has partnered with Paysafe Group to roll out the global payments provider’s Rapid Transfer online payment solution...

Poker machine boom predicted for next decade
Can poker machine players pick when a payout is coming?

Thu, Jul 18, 5:02am by Staff Writer

It is a common sight on casino floors. Patrons that jump from one slot machine to the next before eventually settling down at a game that’s due for the next big...

GC locals opposed to development at Southport
GC locals opposed to development at Southport

Fri, Jul 12, 11:18am by Staff Writer

Gold Coast residents are largely opposed to development plans at the Southport Spit, preferring instead to converse the historically green and open space for...

Crown Sydney to open on Christmas Day
Car parking issues at Crown Sydney

Wed, Jul 10, 2:12pm by Staff Writer

Crown’s $2 billion casino tower at Barangaroo would have nearly four times the amount of car parking as similar developments, according to objections raised by the...

Woolworths board heard from activists
Woolworths board heard from activists

Mon, Jul 8, 12:22pm by Staff Writer

People who had their lives damaged by gambling spoke before the Woolworths board in the leadup to the supermarket giant’s decision to get rid of its poker machine...

Woolworths pushes back hotels and drinks demerger
Woolies to divest from pokies and liquor businesses

Fri, Jul 5, 3:44pm by Staff Writer

Australian supermarket heavyweight Woolworths will combine its liquor and hospitality businesses before divesting them in the next financial year. News.com.au...

Hong Kong Corp terminates agreement with Philippines casino
Hong Kong Corp terminates agreement with Philippines casino

Tue, Jul 2, 1:08pm by Staff Writer

Hong Kong’s International Entertainment Corp has terminated a hotel management agreement with NWHM (Philippines), the management firm that has run New World Manila...

Second Gold Coast casino up in the air
Caesars interest in Gold Coast casino thwarted

Mon, Jul 1, 10:53am by Staff Writer

One of Las Vegas’ biggest casino brands reportedly decided several weeks ago that it would not move forward with trying to win a casino licence in Australia....

Macau casino boss buys second Gold Coast shopping centre
Caesars withdraws from Gold Coast casino tender process

Fri, Jun 28, 2:08pm by Staff Writer

US casino giant Caesars Entertainment has revealed it has pulled out of the race to develop a casino on Australia’s Gold Coast, Asgam reports. According to reports...

Aquis stands down staff from Canberra casino
Canberra Casino hoping second time’s the charm

Tue, Jun 25, 2:12pm by Staff Writer

Casino Canberra is back in talks with the government for the first time since its $330 million expansion proposal was knocked back late last year. But the casino...

High roller disaster for Marina Bay Sands
High roller disaster for Marina Bay Sands

Mon, Jun 24, 6:23pm by Staff Writer

When casinos cater to a high roller, a person with nearly unlimited money to spend and a penchant for gambling, the odds are with the casinos. These ‘whales’ of...

Woolworths pushes back hotels and drinks demerger
Woolworths falls foul of pokies regulations

Fri, Jun 21, 8:08pm by Staff Writer

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths’ pokies business is facing heavy penalties or the cancellation of gaming licences after investigations found evidence...

Sydney council not happy with Crown’s apartment increase
Sydney council not happy with Crown’s apartment increase

Mon, Jun 17, 9:36pm by Staff Writer

Sydney City Council has labeled plans by Crown Casino to increase the number of apartments at its Barangaroo site on Sydney’s foreshore as “outrageous”. The...

Packer and foundation give $4m more to bushfire relief
James Packer’s decision to sell came at the right time

Wed, Jun 12, 12:42pm by Staff Writer

James Packer’s decision to offload a chunk of his Crown Resorts holdings to billionaire Lawrence Ho is increasingly looking like a canny move, The Sydney Morning...

Lottoland back in the game after court ruling
Online lottery company Lottoland takes court action

Mon, Jun 10, 9:23am by Staff Writer

Online lottery company Lottoland has launched legal action against the federal government after an investigation found the company has violated gambling laws by...

SA charities benefit from lottery donations
New South Wales retiree wins Super Jackpot

Fri, Jun 7, 8:51am by Staff Writer

A retiree from the New South Wales town of Casino has snagged the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot 1st Prize, with news of his unexpected win leaving him lost...

Crown junket operator in the spotlight
The new face behind Crown’s takeover

Wed, Jun 5, 8:40am by Staff Writer

There’s a new force in Australian gambling. Lawrence Ho is no stranger to those in the casino industry, nor to the regulators in charge of keeping them clean. The...

Check for Lawrence Ho required says former regulator
Check for Lawrence Ho required says former regulator

Tue, Jun 4, 8:37am by Staff Writer

The former regulator who rubber-stamped a Sydney casino licence for Crown Resorts says a fresh probity check of new shareholder Lawrence Ho is warranted. The...