The #1 Resource for aussie gambling!
  • Safe & Secure Sites
  • 100's of Free Games
  • Expert Casino Reviews

The #1 Resource for aussie gambling!

Gambling News

William Hill to close 119 UK betting shops
William Hill to close 119 UK betting shops

Fri, Aug 7, 9:50am by Ethan Anderson

Popular bookmaker William Hill said it is shutting 119 betting shops in the UK. Yahoo News reports the company, which has 1,500 UK outlets said it did not expect...

Star Entertainment still works with junket operator
Star Entertainment still works with junket operator

Fri, Aug 7, 8:56am by Charlotte Lee

The Star Entertainment Group has told an official government inquiry it still works with controversial junket group Suncity. World Casino Directory reports that...

Calls grow for online lottery sales in the US
Calls grow for online lottery sales in the US

Fri, Aug 7, 8:45am by William Brown

Lottery operators in the United States are rallying their state officials to allow online ticket sales as a new normal after less people are walking into agencies....

ACT Clubs calls for easing of territory’s COVID-19 closure
ACT Clubs calls for easing of territory’s COVID-19 closure

Thu, Aug 6, 9:41am by Mia Chapman

Clubs in the Australian Capital Territory are hopeful that restrictions preventing them trading will be lifted sooner rather than later, after reports of booming...

NSW clubs and hoteliers afforded temporary concessions
NSW clubs and hoteliers afforded temporary concessions

Wed, Aug 5, 11:14am by Charlotte Lee

Temporary financial arrangements have been made for NSW hoteliers and clubs with gaming machines, in welcome news to those working and operating within the industry....

Tabcorp flags massive losses due to COVID-19
Tabcorp flags massive losses due to COVID-19

Wed, Aug 5, 10:57am by William Brown

One of Australia’s biggest betting companies has flagged huge losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. News.com.au reports that Tabcorp has warned the downturn...

Canberra residents crossing border to play pokies
Canberra residents crossing border to play pokies

Tue, Aug 4, 11:57am by Ethan Anderson

Residents of Canberra who are prevented from playing pokie machines near their home due to COVID-19 restrictions are crossing into New South Wales to play. The...

Case against former Crown baccarat dealer up in the air
Case against former Crown baccarat dealer up in the air

Tue, Aug 4, 8:55am by Charlotte Lee

A Supreme Court of Appeal case against a former baccarat dealer and an alleged accomplice could collapse after the court found the casino’s security staff...

Relax Gaming eyes Romanian expansion after inking new deal with Platinum Casino
Relax Gaming eyes Romanian expansion after inking new deal with Platinum Casino

Fri, Jul 31, 10:56am by William Brown

Relax Gaming has its eyes set on expansion as the gaming company prepares to expand into Romania thanks to a deal with Platinum Casino. World Casino Directory...

Casino Canberra still hopeful of pushing on with redevelopment plan
Casino Canberra still hopeful of pushing on with redevelopment plan

Fri, Jul 31, 9:50am by Mia Chapman

The owners of Casino Canberra remain hopeful of proceeding with an A$330 million redevelopment, despite failing to gain traction in its talks with the ACT...

International association critical of Australia’s sports gambling market
International association critical of Australia’s sports gambling market

Thu, Jul 30, 11:22am by Ethan Anderson

Australia could do more to create a safer sports gambling market. That’s the view of the International Betting Integrity Association, which said that Australia has...

TAB expands its products in four Australian regions
TAB expands its products in four Australian regions

Thu, Jul 30, 8:55am by Charlotte Lee

Gambling customers in Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the North Territory are now able to access new products following a new TAB offering in those...

NSW government inquiry resumes after pausing due to pandemic
NSW government inquiry resumes after pausing due to pandemic

Thu, Jul 30, 8:41am by William Brown

A chief legal officer at Crown Resorts said he was unaware of concerns that Macau-based “junket” tour operators were poorly regulated. The Sydney Morning Herald...

Crown Perth considers debit card payment at gaming tables
Crown Perth considers debit card payment at gaming tables

Wed, Jul 29, 9:22am by Noah Taylor

Crown Casino Perth is considering using debit card chip purchases at its gaming tables. Tunf reports the Gaming and Wagering Commission is on board the plan, which...

Romanian gambling operator with bold ambitions
Romanian gambling operator with bold ambitions

Wed, Jul 29, 9:17am by Mia Chapman

A Romanian gambling operator has acquired a majority stake in a popular online casino as part of its international expansion plans. Calvin Ayre reports that on...

Online sportsbook and casino increases its games offering
Online sportsbook and casino increases its games offering

Wed, Jul 29, 8:56am by Ethan Anderson

A popular online sportsbook and casino is increasing their offering after signing a new agreement with a leading casino provider. European Gaming reports that...

Adelaide casino reopens after COVID-19
Adelaide casino reopens after COVID-19

Tue, Jul 28, 12:13pm by Noah Taylor

SkyCity Adelaide has been able to reopen, since the state has consistently posted a low number of COVID-19 cases. Casino Aus reports SkyCity Entertainment officially...

Genting Singapore inks deal with Canon
Genting Singapore inks deal with Canon

Mon, Jul 27, 11:28am by Mia Chapman

Genting Singapore Limited have announced the signing of an agreement with Canon Inc to form a partnership relating to “cutting edge technologies, products and...

Tabcorp flags massive losses due to COVID-19
Tabcorp CEO to retire next year

Mon, Jul 27, 11:15am by Ethan Anderson

Gambling operator Tabcorp has announced David Attenborough will retire from his roles as chief executive and managing director in the first half of 2021. European...

Macau operators forecast to post $1b quarterly loss
Macau operators forecast to post $1b quarterly loss

Thu, Jul 23, 11:27am by Ethan Anderson

Macau casino operators are expected to post a loss of more than $1 billion collectively in their earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for the...

Eldorado’s acquisition of Caesars is finalised
Eldorado’s acquisition of Caesars is finalised

Thu, Jul 23, 8:48am by William Brown

Eldorado, which started with a single hotel-casino in Reno in 1973 announced on Monday that it has completed a $17.3 billion buyout of Caesars Entertainment and will...

Tasmanians lose at pokies as regulator issues breach notices
Tasmanians lose at pokies as regulator issues breach notices

Wed, Jul 22, 9:39am by Mia Chapman

Tasmanians have lost more than $2.6 million to pokies machines in the last five days of June, as the machines were once again turned on following the COVID-19...

NSW regulator issues bumper fines in July
NSW regulator issues bumper fines in July

Mon, Jul 20, 3:22pm by Charlotte Lee

The New South Wales gambling regulator has been busy this month, issuing a number of fines. Casino News Aus reports that July may be less than three weeks in, but...

Red Rake content now available in Colombia
Red Rake content now available in Colombia

Fri, Jul 17, 9:28am by William Brown

Premium casino content developer Red Rake Gaming has announced its latest regulated market entry. European Gaming reports that Red Rake games will now be available...

Pragmatic Play inks partnership with Reactive Games
Pragmatic Play inks partnership with Reactive Games

Fri, Jul 17, 9:17am by Noah Taylor

Leading gaming industry content provider Pragmatic Play has seen its Live Casino product added to the portfolio of software solutions supplier Reactive Games....

Microgaming announces new partnership with Unikrn
Microgaming announces new partnership with Unikrn

Thu, Jul 16, 8:52am by Ethan Anderson

Microgaming is aiming to merge the worlds of online casino and esports with its new partnership with betting and entertainment media company Unikrn. Inkedin reports...

Rhode Island lottery tug of war continues
Rhode Island lottery tug of war continues

Thu, Jul 16, 8:28am by William Brown

A major competitor in the worldwide gambling market has jumped back into the Smith Hill debate over a proposed no-bid, 20-year lottery contract for International...

Online gaming boom noted in the UK
Online gaming boom noted in the UK

Wed, Jul 15, 10:19am by Noah Taylor

COVID-19 has showcased just how severe a global pandemic can be, but that hasn’t been the case for online casinos. European Gaming reports that the pandemic has...

US online poker tournament crowns a winner
US online poker tournament crowns a winner

Wed, Jul 15, 10:12am by Mia Chapman

After 10 hours of poker play, the latest partypoker US Network Online Series winner was crowned on Sunday night. Poker News reports that ‘MyCousinVinny5’ was the...

Aussie casinos and gambling venues comply with COVID-19 restrictions
Star Sydney fined for COVID-19 breach

Wed, Jul 15, 9:37am by Ethan Anderson

Australian casino operator The Star Entertainment Group has been hit with a financial penalty after breaching COVID-19 rules at its flagship Sydney casino. Calvin...

Spain reports first quarter online gambling spike
Spain reports first quarter online gambling spike

Tue, Jul 14, 10:04am by Charlotte Lee

Spain’s online gambling market reported double-digit growth in the first quarter of 2020, Calvin Ayre reports. All gaming verticals are reporting strong...

Two Woolworths owned pokies operators fined for liquor breaches
Two Woolworths owned pokies operators fined for liquor breaches

Mon, Jul 13, 12:14pm by Mia Chapman

Woolworths-owned ALH Group, Australia’s third largest pokies operator, has been ordered to pay more than $172,000 after two of its hotels in New South Wales were...

Gold Coast tourism hub shelved by government
Gold Coast tourism hub shelved by government

Mon, Jul 13, 12:04pm by Ethan Anderson

Plans for a global tourism hub on the Gold Coast are no more, with the Queensland Government confirming they have ended negotiations with the Star Entertainment...

Gambling tycoon Stanley Ho’s funeral held
Gambling tycoon Stanley Ho’s funeral held

Mon, Jul 13, 11:57am by Charlotte Lee

High-profile Hong Kong officials and business people have paid their respects to Macau gambling king Stanley Ho following his death in May. Victor Harbor Times...

NSW government inquiry resumes after pausing due to pandemic
Crown Melbourne closes its doors again

Fri, Jul 10, 8:25am by Noah Taylor

Melbourne’s Crown Casino will be closed for another six weeks as new coronavirus cases spike in the city. Casino.org reports that from July 8 and running for at...

New Jersey regulators consider Eldorado and Caesars sale proposal
Eldorado and Caesars deal one step closer

Fri, Jul 10, 8:19am by Mia Chapman

Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment are a step closer to becoming the single largest casino operator in the United States after meetings held in Nevada this...

North Carolina native casino breaks ground despite protests
London croupier alleges casino complicit in guests’ racial remarks

Thu, Jul 9, 10:23am by Ethan Anderson

One of London’s most exclusive gambling venues has let its millionaire members racially abuse black croupiers, according to a recently filed claim by an affected...

SkyCity warned by NZ government over advertising breach
SkyCity warned by NZ government over advertising breach

Thu, Jul 9, 8:54am by William Brown

New Zealand casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has been warned by the government that its Malta-licensed online casino was flouting local advertising laws....

Australian Poker Tour set to return from September
Australian Poker Tour set to return from September

Tue, Jul 7, 8:55am by William Brown

The Australian Poker Tour wants to bring live poker back to Australia, with Casino Aus reporting the tour is set to relaunch on the Gold Coast. The live poker...

Star lifts virtually all restrictions at casinos
Star lifts virtually all restrictions at casinos

Tue, Jul 7, 8:49am by Noah Taylor

Star Entertainment Group has lifted almost all restrictions related to the new COVID-19 pandemic at its largest casino in Sydney. Tunf reports the Australian casino...

ORYX continues its European expansion
ORYX continues its European expansion

Mon, Jul 6, 10:46am by Charlotte Lee

Online casino games provider ORYX Gaming has partnered with online gambling operator Top Bet in Serbia in the latest of a host of recent deals that will see the...

Red Rake content now available in Colombia
Red Rake teams up with BtoBet to expand its global footprint

Fri, Jul 3, 8:37am by William Brown

Red Rake Gaming has partnered with BtoBet in a deal that covers the distribution of more than 40 games from Red Rake’s portfolio, including the newly released...

Swedish gaming operator ups its online casino production
Swedish gaming operator ups its online casino production

Fri, Jul 3, 8:30am by Noah Taylor

Swedish state-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel Sport has increased its online casino production since signing a distribution deal with Nolimit City. Inkedin...

Aussie casinos and gambling venues comply with COVID-19 restrictions
Star Sydney prepares for casino reopening

Fri, Jul 3, 8:18am by Mia Chapman

Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group is throwing COVID caution to the wind by lifting most of the restrictions at its flagship Sydney casino. Calvin...

Adelaide casino reopens after COVID-19
SkyCity reopens its Adelaide casino

Thu, Jul 2, 8:56am by Charlotte Lee

New Zealand-based casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has reopened its gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in Adelaide and also revealed that...

Tabcorp flags massive losses due to COVID-19
Jumbo Interactive extends lottery resale agreement with Tabcorp

Wed, Jul 1, 10:30am by Ethan Anderson

Online lottery ticket retailer Jumbo Interactive has extended its resale agreement with gambling giant Tabcorp until 2030, but will pay new fees which will crunch...

WSOP unveils part of its online schedule
WSOP unveils part of its online schedule

Tue, Jun 30, 9:54am by William Brown

In early June the World Series of Poker announced a change in tact for the 2020 season, planning to offer 85 tournaments, offering WSOP gold bracelets. Casino Aus...

Patrons slowly returning to Macau’s casinos
Hong Kong and Macau travel bubble could boost casino trade

Mon, Jun 29, 9:38am by Mia Chapman

Macau’s casinos are desperate for patrons and a travel bubble with neighbouring Hong Kong could go a long way to easing the pain of the coronavirus pandemic,...

NSW government inquiry resumes after pausing due to pandemic
Government inquiry into Crown set to resume

Mon, Jun 29, 8:53am by Ethan Anderson

A New South Wales government enquiry into the Crown Resorts and Melco Entertainment deal has resumed for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic. Casino Aus...

US online poker tournament crowns a winner
Web searches for online casinos spike

Mon, Jun 29, 8:41am by Charlotte Lee

Traffic to illegal online casinos has surged in Australia amid the coronavirus pandemic. The number of web searches within Australia for “online pokies” jumped...

SkyCity enters into massive equity raising measures
SkyCity enters into massive equity raising measures

Fri, Jun 19, 9:20am by William Brown

New Zealand-based casino company SkyCity Entertainment Group has launched an A$215 million (NZ$230 million) equity raising to strengthen its balance sheet after...

New cryptocurrency casino to open
New cryptocurrency casino to open

Fri, Jun 19, 8:57am by Mia Chapman

BetProtocol and hodlbet have come together to launch a new casino, according to Times of Casino. BetProtocol is one of the most reputable and dependable names in...

Australian Poker Tour set to return from September
Cashless casino payment methods are few in number

Thu, Jun 18, 9:55am by Ethan Anderson

The American Gaming Association has released a report that providers a framework for regulatory flexibility allowing digital payments on the casino floor. Yogonet...

Mega Bank defers Donaco’s multi-million dollar payment
Mega Bank defers Donaco’s multi-million dollar payment

Thu, Jun 18, 9:49am by Charlotte Lee

Casino and hotel company Donaco International has welcomed the deferral of a payment owed to its principal lender. Market Herald reports the company’s main lender,...

BetMakers raises millions for US expansion
BetMakers raises millions for US expansion

Thu, Jun 18, 9:34am by William Brown

BetMakers Technology Group is set to raise $35 million through a placement to fund its growth into the United States. Market Herald reports that under the placement,...

Online gaming boom noted in the UK
Offshore gaming operators flourish in the Philippines

Wed, Jun 17, 9:22am by Noah Taylor

Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators are being accused of catering to illicit Chinese gamblers. 9News reports that dozens of scantily dressed Filipina croupiers...

NSW regulator issues bumper fines in July
NSW poker machines fire up once more

Tue, Jun 16, 8:30am by Charlotte Lee

Punters have flocked back to poker machines in New South Wales, with data revealing turnover is at pre-COVID-19 levels despite social distancing restrictions in pubs...

Live poker action is back this weekend
Live poker action is back this weekend

Tue, Jun 16, 8:09am by Noah Taylor

As the world struggles to adjust to the post-COVID19 world, the King’s Resort in Czech Republic is back with an exciting new calendar that promises to deliver the...

Pubs and TAB venues to reopen in Victoria next week
Pubs and TAB venues to reopen in Victoria next week

Mon, Jun 15, 10:23am by Mia Chapman

Victorians will have to wait one more week to be able to get back into PubTabs and TAB agencies following a Victorian Government announcement regarding a further...

Tassie casinos to reopen within a fortnight
Tassie casinos to reopen within a fortnight

Mon, Jun 15, 10:10am by Charlotte Lee

A Tasmanian gambling giant has set a date to reopen its casino as the coronavirus pandemic eases in Australia. The ABC reports that the Apple Isle’s gambling...

LA property developer bribes council member with Aussie casino trip
LA property developer bribes council member with Aussie casino trip

Fri, Jun 12, 12:48pm by William Brown

A billionaire Chinese property developer is alleged to have bribed a Los Angeles City Council aid with US$32,000 in casino chips and a trip to Australia. News.com.au...

China’s directive could hurt Crown Sydney
China’s directive could hurt Crown Sydney

Fri, Jun 12, 12:37pm by Mia Chapman

The Chinese government directive urging its citizens not to travel to Australia threatens to make Crown’s under construction $2.2 billion casino complex on Sydney...

SkyCity warned by NZ government over advertising breach
New Zealand opens casinos without restrictions

Thu, Jun 11, 11:51am by Charlotte Lee

New Zealand moved to a level one coronavirus alert this week and Auckland headquartered gaming and entertainment firm SkyCity Entertainment issued a new business...

Live poker’s return is slow despite casino reopenings
Live poker’s return is slow despite casino reopenings

Thu, Jun 11, 11:44am by William Brown

Live poker in Australia ceased to exist by late March thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Casino Aus reports that what started as a unique flu-like virus in late...

Macau operators forecast to post $1b quarterly loss
Macau will look to reopen Chinese border

Tue, Jun 9, 5:31pm by Mia Chapman

The Liaison Office of the Macau SAR has confirmed it will proactively express to the Beijing government the wishes of the Macau public to resume border operations...

Crown Melbourne reopens its popular restaurants
Crown Melbourne reopens its popular restaurants

Mon, Jun 8, 5:17pm by Charlotte Lee

Crown Melbourne started to open its restaurants doors for the first time in months last weekend. The Herald Sun reports some of Crown’s most famous restaurants,...

ICE Asia 2020 goes digital
ICE Asia 2020 goes digital

Mon, Jun 8, 5:06pm by William Brown

Asia’s newest gaming industry trade show and exhibition has been delayed due to COVID-19. Asgam reports that the inaugural ICE Asia is postponed until 2021, with...

ACT authorises pokies buyback
ACT authorises pokies buyback

Mon, Jun 8, 3:42pm by Noah Taylor

The ACT government has authorised its $15,000 pokie buyback initiative to assist clubs through coronavirus closures and further reduce the number of gaming machines...

Crown Casino reopens in Perth
Crown Perth prepares to open restaurants on Saturday

Fri, Jun 5, 9:12am by Mia Chapman

Crown Perth’s restaurants will soon reopen, but its casino doors will remain closed. WA Today reports that hospitality venues across Western Australia will reopen...

SkyCity warned by NZ government over advertising breach
SkyCity reports encouraging trends since reopening

Fri, Jun 5, 9:05am by Ethan Anderson

New Zealand casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group said business has been “encouraging” since the company reopened its three local casinos following their...

Crown Sydney’s pokies fate sealed
Crown Sydney’s pokies fate sealed

Thu, Jun 4, 9:04am by William Brown

The New South Wales government has cemented the near term financial fate of James Packer’s Crown casino at Sydney’s Barangaroo, according to the Sydney Morning...

TAB closes retail outlet in Tasmania
TAB closes retail outlet in Tasmania

Thu, Jun 4, 8:47am by Mia Chapman

A Tasmanian betting agency will close its brick-and-mortar outlet, in another sign that online and pub betting is the way forward. Burnie’s TAB agency, in the...

Star signs agreement to be the only NSW casino with pokies
Star signs agreement to be the only NSW casino with pokies

Wed, Jun 3, 10:42am by Ethan Anderson

Star Entertainment has reached an agreement with the New South Wales government to set the casino tax rates from 2022 until 2041. Share Cafe reports Star...

Adelaide casino reopens after COVID-19
South Australian pubs and clubs eager to reopen

Wed, Jun 3, 10:33am by Charlotte Lee

Pubs and clubs across South Australia are urging the state government to ease the poker machine shutdowns that have been in effect since venues first shut in March....

Star lifts virtually all restrictions at casinos
Star inks government deal to keep pokies from new Crown hotel

Wed, Jun 3, 10:22am by William Brown

Star Entertainment has inked a deal with the New South Wales government that blocks its soon-to-be rival Crown Resorts from installing poker machines at its new...

Casino revenue down in Nevada a month since reopening
Vegas prepares to reopen casinos this week

Tue, Jun 2, 8:53am by Noah Taylor

A number of Las Vegas casinos said that they will be reopening this week after being closed for more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yahoo News...

Aussie casinos and gambling venues comply with COVID-19 restrictions
Star to welcome guests back to casino in NSW

Tue, Jun 2, 8:40am by Ethan Anderson

Star Entertainment Group has revealed it will increase capacity, including welcoming a small number of invited casino guests, as part of eased restrictions in New...

Encore to stop paying part-time workers
Encore to stop paying part-time workers

Mon, Jun 1, 11:26am by Charlotte Lee

Recently opened Encore Boston Harbour says it will stop paying approximately 850 part-time workers after Sunday, May 31, furloughing more than 10 per cent of its...

NSW clubs and hoteliers afforded temporary concessions
Clubs could welcome back crowds of 500 in NSW

Mon, Jun 1, 11:10am by William Brown

New South Wales clubs could welcome crowds of more than 500 people in certain venues from Monday, according to a report by the ABC. An internal industry document...

UK gambling survey shows slight revenue dip
UK gambling survey shows slight revenue dip

Mon, Jun 1, 10:56am by Noah Taylor

Gambling revenue in the UK took a modest dip in the recent UK Gambling Commission survey, which doesn’t take into account the impact of COVID-19, which is outside...

Gambling tycoon Stanley Ho dies
Gambling tycoon Stanley Ho dies

Thu, May 28, 12:19pm by Charlotte Lee

The king of Macau’s gaming scene, Stanley Ho, has died at the age of 98. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the flamboyant gambling tycoon, whose alleged...

Aristocrat settles US lawsuits
Aristocrat settles US lawsuits

Tue, May 26, 3:55pm by William Brown

Australia’s largest gambling machine manufacturer has agreed to pay A$47.4 million to settle two lawsuits lodged in Washington State. Channel news reports the...

ACT authorises pokies buyback
NSW pubs and clubs seek tax break

Tue, May 26, 11:44am by Noah Taylor

Pubs and clubs are seeking further tax breaks from the New South Wales government on millions of dollars of gaming revenue as they prepare to reopen poker machines...

Doubts cast over Crown Resorts’ Sydney VIP market
Doubts cast over Crown Resorts’ Sydney VIP market

Mon, May 25, 3:47pm by Charlotte Lee

Gaming giant Crown Resorts has been wooing punters at some of Sydney’s largest clubs and RSLs, as doubts grow about visits from Chinese high rollers when its new...

Aristocrat Leisure reports spike in online game purchases
Aristocrat Leisure reports spike in online game purchases

Mon, May 25, 3:41pm by William Brown

Gambling and gaming giant Aristocrat Leisure saw a 20 per cent rise in player purchases for online activities in the month after the coronavirus pandemic forced...

SkyCity warned by NZ government over advertising breach
SkyCity announces more job cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic

Thu, May 21, 12:28pm by Noah Taylor

SkyCity has announced that it has let go 700 more staff members amid the coronavirus pandemic. New Zealand is one of the countries that identified and contained...

Queen’s Wharf architects overhauls its workflow
Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf starts to take shape

Wed, May 13, 8:03pm by Mia Chapman

Four new towers are emerging from the ground near George Street in Brisbane’s CBD. The Brisbane Times reports the new towers are part of the $3.6 billion privately...

Tasmania pokies closure results in $4m in punters’ pockets
Tasmania pokies closure results in $4m in punters’ pockets

Wed, May 6, 5:43pm by Ethan Anderson

The closure of poker machines in Tasmania due to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a $4 million reduction in gambling losses in the month of March, compared...

Scammer dupes two men out of nearly $800,000 to fund gambling habit
Australian casinos are planning for virus rebound

Tue, May 5, 7:43pm by William Brown

Australia was hit by the coronavirus pandemic as have most places around the world. Compared to other countries though, it has appeared to have reduced the damage...

Mega Bank defers Donaco’s multi-million dollar payment
Donaco releases first quarter figures

Mon, May 4, 10:52am by Mia Chapman

Australian casino operator Donaco International says its first quarter revenue has fallen 58.7 per cent year-on-year due to three months being “significantly...

US online poker tournament crowns a winner
Online poker play is booming

Mon, May 4, 10:44am by Ethan Anderson

With casinos and clubs in Australia shut amid the coronavirus pandemic, gamblers have flocked to online casinos. News.com.au reports that Australia’s online...

Lawrence Ho sells his Crown sales
Lawrence Ho sells his Crown sales

Fri, May 1, 1:32pm by Charlotte Lee

Casino tycoon James Packer has seen his potential exit from Crown Resorts go up in smoke after its single largest non-institutional shareholder, Lawrence Ho, sold...

Cyprus casinos back up and running
Melco sells Crown shares to US-based group

Thu, Apr 30, 10:09am by William Brown

Casino investor Melco Resorts and Entertainment has sold its 9.99 per cent stake in Australian gaming operator Crown Resorts to an entity “owned or managed” by...

UK gambling survey shows slight revenue dip
Gambling advertising to be removed from UK screens

Wed, Apr 29, 10:19am by Noah Taylor

The United Kingdom’s Betting and Gaming Council said all its members had voluntarily agreed to remove all forms of advertising for at least the next six weeks....

Aristocrat settles US lawsuits
Aristocrat cuts back on staff

Tue, Apr 28, 9:14am by Mia Chapman

Gaming giant Aristocrat Leisure will cut staff and impose pay cuts on employees and management as it copes with the fallout from coronavirus imposed lockdowns. The...

Tassie lotto winner yet to claim $1.6m prize
Tassie lotto winner yet to claim $1.6m prize

Mon, Apr 27, 12:50pm by Ethan Anderson

It’s been 170 days since a Tasmanian shopper bought a lotto ticket that resulted in a $1.6 million windfall and the money still has not been claimed. The Examiner...

Mega Bank defers Donaco’s multi-million dollar payment
Donaco to defer settlement of property dispute

Thu, Apr 23, 11:48am by Charlotte Lee

Donaco International says payments linked to a settlement of a long-running dispute with people that sold the firm Star Vegas Resort and Club, a Cambodian casino...

Newcastle punters could have saved big during month-long shutdown
Newcastle punters could have saved big during month-long shutdown

Mon, Apr 20, 11:24am by Noah Taylor

Punters in Newcastle’s Hunter region may have saved $28.7 million dollars by not playing the pokies in the 25 days since pubs and clubs closed, the New South Wales...

Aussie casino workers stood down en masse
Aussie casino workers stood down en masse

Mon, Apr 20, 11:17am by Mia Chapman

Australia has been one of the success stories so far in keeping the number of positive case and deaths from coronavirus to a minimum. Australia has recorded...

NSW government inquiry resumes after pausing due to pandemic
Aussie casinos reveal survival strategies

Fri, Apr 17, 11:39am by Ethan Anderson

Australia’s two big casino groups, Crown Resorts and the Star Group have released details of their survival strategies in a bid to reassure investors they can...