New Zealand to introduce Point of Consumption tax to offshore operators

Sports betting and horse racing are the main two gambling events

The New Zealand government is getting tough with offshore betting companies following concerns that the racing industry in the country is struggling to keep afloat because of the loss of betting to overseas operators. It is to introduce a consumption charge for offshore operators taking bets from residents in New Zealand, estimates by the government More...

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By Debbie On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Online poker shut down in Australia following new amendments Bill

No more online poker in Australia Online Poker in Australia is now banned unless players want to take part in un-authorised games online following the passing of The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 by the More...

By Claire On Monday, March 13th, 2017

Tabcorp ask competitions regulator for permission on Tatts merger

Tabcorp have officially made an application to the Australian Competition Tribunal for it to proceed with their planned merger with the Tatts Group. “Through our extensive discussions with stakeholders since announcement More...

By Debbie On Monday, February 27th, 2017

New Boss of Aristocrat promises growth

Trevor Croker Incoming Chief Executive of Aristocrat Trevor Croker has promised investors growth and more products as he addressed his first Annual General Meeting in Sydney Australia. Mr Croker who has worked for More...

By Debbie On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Crown Resorts post huge drop in VIP revenues for 2016

Australia’s Crown Resorts which is controlled by billionaire James Packer reported annual results showing a $359 million net profit after tax that represents a 75% increase from last year. However that result More...

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By Claire On Friday, February 17th, 2017

Lottoland in dispute with Australian advertising standards over advert

Lottoland has had one of its advertisements in Australia fall foul of the Advertising Standards Board (ASB) which showed a man hiding from his family under a table while he gambled on a Lottoland app. The advert More...

By Claire On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

888poker Exits Australian Gambling Market

888poker has joined the list of gambling operators to leave Australia. In e-mails sent to its patrons, the poker room mentions that services will be stopped on January 16, 2017 and that players will not be able More...

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By Debbie On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

James Packer Returns to Crown Resorts; Robert Rankin Resigns as Chairman

Robert Rankin, who served as the Chairman of the Crown Resorts, has resigned from his position after the company’s senior governance went through alterations. Also, James Packer, who left the company in 2015, More...

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By Staff On Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Crown Resorts to leave Macau & pull plug on Las Vegas resort

James Packer has decided to focus on Australia As Macau operators celebrated the possibility of expanding to the newly legalised gambling zone of Japan James Packer and his Crown Resorts have retreated back to Australia. The More...

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By Claire On Monday, December 12th, 2016

AGE 2017 is already setting new records

Visitor registration is open for AGE 2017, a full 7 months prior to when we were able to open it for the 2016 Expo and as with last year, Social Media is making registration a simplified process with auto-filled More...