Tag Archive: Australian gambling news

Government Probe Leads to Decline in Macau Revenue

Since Macau opened up as gambling capital in 2009, the city’s gaming revenue has only seen significant increases. However, 2014 has been a tough year for gaming operators in the city, as a government probe for corruption in the market has caused a dent in Macau’s casino market revenue. For three months in a row,…

Criminal Concerns About High Roller Casino In Australia

The latest trend in the Australian gambling market sees operators making big plans to attract high rollers from Asia. While bringing these visitors into local casinos will certainly boost the economy, concerns have been expressed about the potential dangers that could come with them. In a recent report by ABC News, reporter Linton Besser investigated…

New Strict Betting Rules for Jockeys

In the horseracing industry, there have been betting scandals abound, as many jockeys have been reprimanded for taking part in illegal gambling activities. This week, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing has introduced new rules that prevent such scandals from occurring again in the future. The new rules ban jockeys from betting on races in New Zealand…

A-League Football Players To Undergo Responsible Gambling Training

Over the course of the past few years, we have seen many sports figures come forward to announce their struggles with problem gambling. In the sports industry, compulsive gambling is becoming a huge issue, and it is important for league officials to take steps to ensuring that players are responsible when it comes to betting,…

Crown Melbourne Compensation Questioned

Last month, the state of Victoria extended the license of Crown Melbourne until 2050. While the deal is meant to benefit the state’s economy, some fine print has been uncovered that has attracted criticism from responsible gambling advocates. Documents have revealed that Crown Casino may be compensated if any new problem gambling measures are implemented….

Development Committee Suggests Reopening Christmas Island Casino

Christmas Island Casino (also known as Christmas Island Resort) was one of the most profitable casinos during the 1990s. Unfortunately, the casino shut down in 1998 due to the Asian financial crisis, and the property has housed detention centre workers ever since. Now, ABC News reports that the Parliamentary Committee for Northern Development has suggested…

Dare To Connect Problem Gambling Program Launched in Moreland

Problem gambling is becoming an increasingly prevalent concern across Australia. Gambling spending is on the rise, and responsible gambling campaigners want to help slash problem gambling rates and ensure that players develop responsible gambling habits. This, a new program was launched in Moreland in order to achieve this goal. Dare to Connect North West is…

Edison Nguyen Wins ANZPT Melbourne Main

The ANZPT Melbourne is one of the biggest poker events in Australia. This week, the Main Event came to a close with Edison Nguyen emerging as the champion. The young poker player will be takng home a huge prize worth $217 000. Nguyen, who lives in Melbourne, cashed in on the prize after playing for…

Betting Scam Uncovered in Queensland

The Australian sportsbetting market is quite heavily regulated, so it is not often that you hear about gambling scams in the country. While regulators run tight ship, illegal activities will sometimes leak through. In one recent case, Queensland authorities have discovered a sports betting scam that has duped people across the state out of millions…

Melbourne Cricket Grounds to Remove Gaming Ads

One of the biggest controversial gambling issues in Australia is the concern about gambling advertising during sporting events. Responsible gambling campaigners are concerned that advertising during broadcasts and at sporting grounds are exposing young people to gambling, and the MCG has recently made some changes According to The Age, the Melbourne Cricket Grounds will be…