Tag Archive: Australian gambling news

ACT Raises Note Limit For Poker Machines

This week, the ACT government has announced a major change for the poker machine market. Now, players will be able to use $50 notes on pokies – whereas the previous limit restricted players to using $20 notes or lower. According to ABC News, the major goal of the increase in the note limit is to…

Cyber Attack on New Zealand TAB

Over the Christmas holidays New Zealand’s TAB betting service was the victim of a vicious cyber attack. For several days, Kiwi punters were unable to bet on sports and races. According to the New Zealand Herald, the attack started over the Christmas holiday period. The website went down, and players were unable to place wagers…

Potential Match-Fixing in NSW

Match-fixing is becoming a major concern in sports leagues around the world. Now, there is the possibility that this crime is taking place in New South Wales, as local authorities investigate potential sports corruption charges in local matches. According to SBS, Detective Superintendent Scott Cook states that the investigations have just begun. However, he suspects…

Crown Resorts Teams Up With BetEasy

This week, Crown Resorts announced its new partnership with BetEasy, an Australian sportsbetting operator. The two companies have trademarked a new name together: Crown Bet. While this is the first big publicising of the deal, it seems that it has been in the pipeline for quite a while. It has been stated that BetEasy head…

Research Shows Link Between Sportsbetting Advertising and Problem Gambling

Sportsbetting advertising during live and televised matches continues to be a concern for responsible gambling advocates. A new study by the Australian Gambling Research Centre delves into the issue, determine whether or not they is a like between sportsbetting advertising and problem gambling. The sportsbetting advertising market has grown significantly recently. In 2012, 3069 sportsbetting…

New Floating Casino Proposed for Brisbane

The expansion of Brisbane’s casino gambling market is getting a great deal of attention from both local and international gaming operators. While Echo Entertainment and Crown Casinos continue to battle it out over which company will secure a gaming license, other international firms have proposals in the works. Professor Jianping Zheng has proposed the construction…

TAB Sees Growth Thanks to Online Betting

Betting industry staples have struggled to stay relevant in Australia’s ever-expanding gaming gambling market. While TAB has been around in the online gambling market for years, the company has only just started to make its digital betting service a priority – and the move has proved to be a successful one. This week, Racing and…

More Help Required For Young Problem Gamblers

More and more young people are getting involved in gambling activities, and many are finding themselves developing unhealthy gambling habits. While many problem gambling support organisations are improving and expanding their support for adults, it is also crucial for these groups to consider the growing need for assistance that is geared towards younger individuals. According…

Japan Puts Casino Plans On Hold Indefinitely

The Japanese government has recently suspended its plans to legalise casino gambling across the country. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stated that there does not seem to be enough government support for the plan, and it is unlikely that the law will be passed before the end of the year. Originally, lawmaker hoped to rush…

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…