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Criticism For Northern Territory’s Pokie Push

Last week, the Northern Territory government announced its plans to lift the cap on poker machines in the state. As expected, the announcement has attracted a great deal of criticism from gambling researchers and responsible gambling campaigners. Over the course of the past few years, researchers across Australia have attempted to determine the link between…

Crown To Build New 5-Star Hotel in Melbourne

Crown Resorts has announced its plans to build a new five-star hotel for its Melbourne casino location. The company will acquire land on Queensbridge Street, which is right across from the Crown Melbourne Integrated Resort. The project will be developed along with Schiavello Group, and Crown will offer up an initial investment of $50 million….

Northern Territory Lifts Cap On Poker Machines

Across Australia, many states have imposed caps on poker machines in order to reduce gambling spending. However, Northern Territory is taking a different approach. Starting January 1, 2015, the state will lift the cap on the number of poker machines in NT. The new gaming rules have been updated to reflect growth in the state….

First-Ever IGA App Awards Held

The International Gaming Awards are well-known in the online gambling industry for honouring operators who work hard to satisfy players around the world. This week, the IGA hosted it’s first-ever App Awards, which recognises excellence in the mobile gambling market. The mobile gaming market continues to grow and expand rapidly. It is important for the…

New Zealand Passes Match-Fixing Bill

Match-fixing continues to be a major problem in sports leagues around the world. Over the course of the past year, we have seen plenty of athletes and team managers come under fire for being involved in corrupt activities. To help prevent match-fixing scandals, New Zealand has passed the Crime Match Fixing Amendment Bill. The bill…

Crown Resorts Teams Up With BetEasy

This week, Crown Resorts announced its new partnership with BetEasy, an Australian sportsbetting operator. The two companies have trademarked a new name together: Crown Bet. While this is the first big publicising of the deal, it seems that it has been in the pipeline for quite a while. It has been stated that BetEasy head…

Queensland Pokie Spending on the Rise

Queensland residents have always been big spenders on the pokies, and recent statistics show that they are getting even more generous with their gambling. The state has seen a rise in pokie spending worth tens of thousands of dollars, and local welfare groups are concerned. According to the Courier Mail, venues across Queensland earned $820…

Betfred Withdraws from Australian Gambling Market

It is a well-known fact that Australia’s gambling market is quite saturated, with dozens of operators competing for business from local punters. It seems that one operator couldn’t take the heat, as Betfred has recently announced that it is withdrawing from the market due to it being ‘overpopulated’. In recent years, many international gambling operators…

Sydney University Uses Math to Treat Problem Gamblers

Problem gambling continues to remain an elusive addiction that can be difficult to treat. Researchers across Australia and around the world have been working hard to develop treatment methods that are effective and long-lasting. This week, a team from Sydney University have announced a new breakthrough, which uses math to treat problem gamblers. Dr Fadi…

ACT Study To Examine Problem Gambling

As the ACT continues to implement gambling reforms, local researchers are getting ready to launch a study into problem gambling. Dr Tanya Davidson of the Australian National University’s Centre for Gambling Research will lead a study that looks at the way in which problem gambling affects relationships. Like all forms of addiction, problem gambling does…