Tag Archive: Australian gambling news

TabCorp Requests Offline Gambling Ban in Australia

The Australian gambling market is worth billions of dollars, and there is potential for local operators cash in handsomely. However, offshore gambling accounts for 14% of Australian gambling expenditure, taking away profits from locally licensed company. Now, TabCorp aims to change the situation. Shortly after the report which publicised the profits of offshore gambling operators…

Offshore Gambling Operators Cutting Into Australian Gaming Market

The Australian gambling market is one of the most successful in the world, with local residents spending $20 million on gambling activities every year. However, local operators are missing out on that revenue, as more and more players are spending their money at offshore gambling websites. According to a recent report in the Business Insider,…

School Program to Raise Awareness of Gambling Risks

Across Australia, researchers are working hard to stop problem gambling rates from climbing. While many researchers are focused on treatment, others are taking a look at preventative measures that target young people. Recently, the Maths Association of Victoria has received generous funding to run a program that uses Math and English to raise awareness of…

Candy Crush-Style Social Games May Be Made Into Pokies

Gaming developers around the world are thinking up new ways to engage players in the casino gambling market. One popular tactic has been the introduction of skill games into slot machine gameplay. Now, the state of New Jersey hopes to turn actual social games like Candy Crush into pokies in order to attract a new…

Modern Players Want Skill-Based Pokies

The poker machine market is always changing to keep up with the demands of players. Recently, we have seen games designers working hard to capture the interests of younger, more modern casino patrons. To do this, many operators are developing skill-based poker machines to appeal to punters that have grown up playing video games. The…

MONA Casino Gets Support From Industry Specialists

Earlier this week, philanthropist David Walsh announced his plans to build a casino at the Museum for Old and New Art. Even he admitted that it was unlikely that the plan would ever come to fruition, but it seems that it has attracted some positive attention from industry experts and politicians. Walsh’s plan includes building…

Bwin.Party Launches Social Sports Betting App

In the online gaming market, we are beginning to see a bit of oversaturation among social casinos. What we have yet to see is a social version of sportsbetting, and bwin.party is finally offering this service to punters. bwin.party has now launched the ‘Sportster – Bet and Win’ Facebook application, which allows players to place…

Aquis Casino Operator Hopes to List Company on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Billionaire Tony Fung has been given the go ahead to build his Aquis Casino Resort in Cairns. He has recently announced his plans to list his development company, Aquis, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to help fund the construction of the $8 billion casino resort. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Fung has…

New Zealand Jockey Banned For Seven Years Over Betting Breach

The New Zealand Racing Integrity Unit (RIU) is getting serious about betting breaches. This week, famed jockey David Walker has received a seven-year ban after he was found guilty of breaching the country’s betting laws. It was discovered that Walker had bet against his horse in a head-to-head race. He then ensured that his horse…

Record Set For Most Popular Political Wager

Novelty betting is hugely popular in the gambling market. Whereas success in sportsbetting requires an interest in and knowledge of a particular sport, novelty bets can be placed by anyone. Recently, the novelty market experienced record-breaking activity due to the referendum for Scottish independence. In case you’re not familiar with the referendum, Scottish citizens were…