Tag Archive: Australian gambling news

Gambling Mogul Negotiates Chinese Visa Reforms

The biggest casinos in Australia are focused on attracting high roller visitors from Asia, but local visa restrictions are very stringent. To help encourage more gambling tourism from Asian residents, Crown Casinos Boss James Packer is working on loosening up visa requirements for Chinese residents. James Packer has spoken out against the current visa requirements…

Sports Betting Ads Maintain Prominence

Recently, there was a public outcry against the advertisement of betting during sports matches in Australia. Laws have been passed to reduce the number of ads, but research shows that sportsbetting firms still maintain a prominent presence during football and cricket games. Researchers at La Trobe University recently conducted research on the topic to determine…

New Study Finds Potential Cause For Problem Gambling

When it comes to problem gambling, psychologists tend to be stumped about its causes, which results in difficulty determining suitable treatment. Now, researchers have discovered a potential cause of gambling addiction, which suggests that problem gamblers have developed a different brain patterns to non-players. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered that a part…

Gambling Researchers Offer Guidance On Pokie Harm Minimisation

In a recent article in The Conversation, two gambling experts in Academia offered up some unique insight into minimising gambling harm from poker machines. PhD Candidate Francis Markham and Senior Lecturer Martin Young listed eight pieces of advice that would help to reduce problem gambling rates across Australia. Firstly, the researchers noted that prevention is…

Pokie Jackpot Benefits Hospice Shop

By law, it is required that the profits from poker machines are put back into the community to benefit local charities and community initiatives. It is not often that we hear about pokie players doing the same with their personal winnings – but Pauline Hope has broken the mould. While the Wanaka Women’s Bowl club…

A Dozen Operators Vie for Three Queensland Casino Licenses

The bidding process for casino licences in Queensland is heating up. There are now twelve casino operators in the running for just three licenses that will be granted to companies chosen by the state government to develop resort casinos. All twelve operators have paid a $100 000 application fee, which is non-refundable. Half of the…

Adelaide Casino Offers Insight Into Its Redevelopment Plans

For months, SkyCity has boasted about its plans to redevelop Adelaide Casino in South Australia. Now, the casino has provide unique insight into the project, offering patrons a glimpse at the new rooms and games that will be part of the renovation. The first phase of renovations will cost $40 million and is expected to…

Most AFL Clubs Rely On Pokies

Pokies help to fund a wide range of community activities and initiatives. One of most common uses for pokie funding is sports, as pokie profits pump millions of dollars into football and rugby clubs every year. According to recent reports, there are only five clubs that do not rely on this gambling funding in order…

New Zealand Gambling Spending Increases

Kiwis tend to be big spenders when it comes to gambling. In recent years, we have seen a slight increase in the amount of money that New Zealand residents spend on gambling activities every year – and 2013 was no different. According to new figures from the Department of Internal Affairs, there was a $7…

Australian Bookmakers Face Off in Legal Battle

The Australian betting market is getting busier and busier as more companies launch their services to local residents. We are seeing a proliferation of online bookmakers, which means that competition is becoming increasingly fierce. Recently, two local operators have found themselves embroiled in a legal battle over their employees. SportsBet is an Australian online bookmaker…