Tag Archive: Australian casino news

Star Casino Benefits the Most From Sydney Lockout

In Sydney’s Central Business District, a 1:30am lockout has been imposed. Bars and nightclubs are losing out on business because they can’t accept new patrons onto the property after 1:30 ad cannot serve drinks after 3 in the morning, and the only venue in town that is thriving is The Star Casino. It seems that…

Even More Delays For James Packer’s Sri Lanka Casino Plans

Australian gambling mogul James Packer is facing yet another hurdle delaying his plans to open up a casino resort in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. While the resort was initially approved in April 2014, the local government has recently stated that the project will be delayed due to ‘legal issues’ that have yet to…

Gambling Industry Gets Involved with the Ice Bucket Challenge

The gambling industry is often seen as quite self-serving due to the nature of the gaming market. So, it is always good to see gaming industry professionals taking part in charity campaigns. In recent weeks, we have seen several poker machine developers take on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds for ALS Research. Last…

ASF Broadwater Casino Project Rejected

The Queensland government has rejected the Broadwater Marine Project, which aimed to build a casino and cruise ship terminal. Initially, the project was one of several to be given the green light to build a casino in the state; however, the approval has been retracted after the development team failed to submit the necessary information….

Japan Reveals Problem Gambling Statistics

As the Japan government prepares to legalize online gambling across the country, some interesting new results have been revealed which may complicate the issue. According to new research, there are 5 million adults in Japan who are addicted to gambling. According to a research team at the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, 5% of the…

Crown Melbourne Gets License Extended Until 2050

Crown Casinos has struck up a lucrative deal with the Victorian government that will greatly benefit the state and the casino operator itself. Originally, Crown’s license was set to expire in 2037. Now, after negotiations, the company has secured a 17-year license extension until 2050, which will generate generous revenue for the state government over…

OLGR Denies Favouritism for Crown Casinos

Operators in the Australian gambling market have always been somewhat suspicious of the speed with which the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Regulation approved Crown Casino’s new license. Now, the regulator has been accused of favouritism, and the OLGR has recently issued a statement denying the charge. The allegation of favouritism was brought about after…

Australian Casino Mogul Attends Shinzo Abe Address

This week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Senate to address Japan’s new free trade agreement with Australia. In attendance were a wide range of politicians – and casino mogul James Packer, who is working hard to secure a license in Japan’s soon-to-be-regulated casino market. “I hope very much that you bring forth a…

New Barangaroo Casino Passes Probity Check

It has been a long road for James Packer’s new casino, and the project is finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The Barangaroo high-roller casino has recently cleared a probity check, which is the second-to-last hurdle before construction can begin on the new gambling venue. The probity investigation was…

ACCC Concerned About New Aquis Casino

The takeover of the Reef Hotel Casino by Aquis has been largely viewed as a positive thing for the Cairns economy, but some concerns about the project are arising. Recently, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has expressed fear that the takeover will reduce competition in Cairns’ gaming and hospitality industries. In addition to…