Tag Archive: Australian gambling news

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…

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…