Tag Archive: Australian gambling news

World Cup Betting Brings In $2 Billion at New Zealand TAB

Betting operators around the world made a killing at this year’s World Cup tournament. New Zealand’s TAB is one such operator, having made record-breaking sales thanks to wagers from players across the country. According to Scoop, the World Cup helped to bring in $2 billion in wagers for the New Zealand TAB. This is the…

Tom Waterhouse to be CEO at William Hill Australia

It has been nearly a year since William Hill bought out the controversial betting agency owned by Tom Waterhouse. Now, it has been announced that Mr. Waterhouse will now be the head of the William Hill’s Australian operations. The news has come as quite a surprise to gambling professionals across Australia. If the company were…

Salvation Army Protests New Lotto Vendors

NZ Lotto has launched a new service that will allow players to purchase lottery tickets at grocery store checkouts. While the service aims to offer more convenience for players, it has attracted a great deal of opposition from residents across the country. Now, the Salvation Army has gotten involved, and plans to protest the new…

Tatts Group Teams Up With Racing Queensland

Sportsbetting is one of the most popular types of gambling across Australia. As such, it is important that there is a comprehensive framework in place to ensure that players remain safe while placing wagers on their favourite sports and that sports remain free of corruption. To ensure this, Tatts Group has teamed up with the…

NSW Pokie Lounges Want Exemption from Lockout

Earlier this year, New South Wales issued a new law that implemented 1:30am lockouts at clubs, pubs and bars across the state. Now, several clubs are seeking exemptions from the law, request lenience for their pokie lounges. In January 2014, the lockout law aimed to stop venues from accepting new patrons after 1:30am. The law…

NRL Players Found To Be Involved In Betting Scandal

The National Rugby league has strict rules against betting by players and other individuals in the league. To prevent match-fixing and other sports crimes, players and managers are prohibited from betting on league matches. A recent investigation has found that many players may be disobeying these rules and wagering on rugby games in the NRL….

Luis Suarez Could Lose Online Casino Sponsorship

The recent on-pitch altercation between Uruguay’s Luis Suarez and Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini has resulted in some severe punishment Suarez. Not only has he been suspended from both international and club matches; he also faces being dropped by a very lucrative sponsor. While football salaries provide a comfortable income for players, they also earn big bucks…

Australian Betting Company in Trouble Over ‘Christ The Redeemer’ Spoof

Gambling publicity stunts get crazier and crazier every year. Gaming firms are always looking for new and interesting ways to capture players attention. Sometimes, they are entertaining. Sometimes, they are weird. On the odd occasion, they can be offensive. Unfortunately for Australian bookmaker Sportsbet, its most recent marketing campaign was the latter. To promote the…

Southern Cross University Looks at Link Between Social Media and Gambling

Dr. Sally Gainsbury and Southern Cross University are well-known for their problem gambling research. The educational institution aims to gain a better understanding of the reasons that cause compulsive gambling. In Southern Cross University’s latest study, Dr. Gainsbury aims to learn more about how social media can influence player’s gaming habits. According to the study’s…

Aristocrat’s Growth Due to Online Gambling

In the online gambling market, we have seen significant growth from land-based operators. You would think that poker machine manufacturers like Aristocrat and IGT would have a difficult time making the transition, but this has not been the case. In fact, Aristocrat has seen huge growth due to its online gambling activities. Over the course…