Tag Archive: Australian gambling news

NSW Conducts Inquiry Into Gambling

In New South Wales, local residents spent $7.76 billion on gambling, $5.25 billion of which was contributed by electronic gaming machines and pokies. The state government has recognised the immensity of the local gambling market, and has conducted an inquiry which aims to shed light on important issues like gambling addiction and support services. “It…

Tatts Group Reveals New Branding

Tatts Group has had quite a tough year in the local sports betting market, and the company is taking steps to remedy the issue. The first step is a corporate rebranding, which seems to be a like a new start for the popular sports betting operator. The rebrand includes a new logo and website. While…

Bet365 In Trouble With Australian Players

Bet365 is one of the newer players in the Australian online gambling market. The company only recently entered the local online betting industry, and has experience some difficulty getting off the ground. Now, Bet365 is in even more trouble, as the operator is now the target of a court action filed by the Australian Competition…

Concerns Raised About Australia’s Reliance On Asian Gambling Tourism

Over the course of the past few years, it has become apparent that the major goal for many Australian casino operators is to attract high roller gamblers from Asia. It is a very lucrative market, but some business professionals are concerned that this may not be the most effective long-term plan. Harrison Polites of the…

Big Changes In Asian Casino Markets

There is no denying that casino gambling is one of the most lucrative industries in the world – and, many countries want to cash in. Recently, several Asian nations that has very stringent restrictions on gambling have decided to lighten up their laws to give operators and residents more freedom in the marketing. This week,…

Crown Takes Full Control of Betfair Australasia

Ten years ago, Betfair entered the Australasian gambling market in hopes of breaking into a lucrative industry and earn generous revenue. However, things have not gone according to plan for the UK-based operator, and the company has recently sold off its remaining ownership of Betfair Australasia to Crown Casinos. Betfair teamed up with Crown Casinos…

Australasian Gaming Expo Begins

The Australasian Gaming Expo is now underway, as the event celebrates its 25th anniversary. For over 25 years, the AGE has brought together key members of the Australian gambling market to share ideas and innovations. This year, the event will take place at the new Sydney Exhibition Centre on Glebe Island. Over 180 exhibitors will…

TabCorp May Offer In-Game Sports Betting

While sports betting continues to have a huge following in the Australian gambling market, local operators want to expand their offerings. Online in-game betting is one area that local betting firms have yet to expand into, and TabCorp wants to make the first step. TabCorp has recently announced its plans to offer online betting to…

Crown Casino Hunts Down Player Who Owe Millions

When operating a casino, it is likely that the owner will run into its fair share of players who owe money – but, the situation seems to have gotten out of control at Crown Casinos. There are now several Asian gamblers who owe Crown Casinos millions of dollars, and the operator is chasing them for…

New Welfare Card May Ban Gambling and Alcohol Purchases

Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forest has recently put forth a plan to that will ban welfare recipients from using their earnings to gamble or purchase alcohol. His proposal suggests that all welfare is paid onto a health welfare card, and it will be considered by the Abbott government. Forest’s proposed welfare cards will be linked to the…