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July 2018

Australian Government Investigates Gambling Sites Using .cc Domain


The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is scrutinising online gambling sites that are using the .cc domain which refers to the Cocos (Keeling) Island. The Island is one of Australia’s territories; however, it has its own identity and code. The investigation is to determine whether these offshore sites are legal and there are not [...]

France Favoured to Win 2018 FIFA World Cup Final


It has been almost a month since the 2018 FIFA World Cup first kicked off, and what an eventful tournament it has been. Over 62 games have been played and 30 teams eliminated; all that is left to do is crown the ultimate victor of the sporting world’s most-watched event. Prior to the tournament, sports [...]

Eastern Emeralds Online Pokie Review


Take a spin on a magical Asian themed adventure that is the Eastern Emeralds pokie. Eastern Emeralds is the newest online pokie from Quickspin. The game was released today, 10 July, and one of our recommended online casinos is running a special promotion on this game. Eastern Emeralds urges you to ‘choose your destiny’; in [...]

Penalty Shoot Outs for FIFA Finals


For many football fans, the FIFA World Cup in Russia has been nail biting. Almost every top team has gone home, including Spain, Argentina and Portugal. These teams were the favourites to win, until they came up against lesser known teams. For many, the group matches were a surprise, with quite a few games ending [...]

Crown Casino Loyalty Cards in Pokies Tampering Scandal


The Crown Casino loyalty cards have been the focus of a recent pokies tampering scandal. Crown Resorts is embroiled in a poker machine tampering controversy in which they have been accused of giving its loyal customers special “swipe cards”. These “swipe cards” are the Crown Casino loyalty cards which bypass the minimum spin rate on [...]

Australia Bans Online Lottery Betting in 2019


From 1 January 2019, all online lottery betting in Australia will be forbidden.  The government announced its formal approval to ban all sites accepting bets on the outcome of lottery draws and keno on a national level. Read on.   Australia’s Online Lotteries Ban On Thursday, Australia’s parliament publicised its approval to ban online lotteries [...]

June 2018

Psychologists Link Loot Boxes to Gaming Addiction


Since early 2018, many regulators in Europe have been trying to prove that loot boxes in video games are a form of gambling. The randomness of these in-game rewards has led to debates about the issue the world over. Now, Australian and Kiwi psychologists are weighing on the issue. According to their research, published by [...]

Three Saudi Referees have been booted by FIFA


Two weeks ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, all three Saudi referees have been booted from the tournament. This is because Fahad Al-Mirdasi, the full ref, has been found guilty of match fixing in the Saudi football league. The two assistant referees, Abdulah Al-shalwa and Mohammed Al Abakry, will also be going [...]

New 15% POCT Tax Instituted on Gambling in the Australian Capital Territory


The Australian Capital Territory has emulated neighbouring regions by setting a new gambling tax on Tuesday. The point of consumption tax (POCT) is targeted at the aggregate gambling revenue made by companies through bets placed, as well as wagers made by residents in the territory. The move follows a similar approach by several other Australian [...]

May 2018

Queensland Tourism Minister to visit Gambling Hubs


Queensland Tourism minister, Kate Jones, will be travelling to Macau and Las Vegas with a group of other officials. These officials will be making two trips to the biggest gambling hubs in the world. They are set to meet operators in Macau and Las Vegas this week. However, it’s not quite clear as to when [...]

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