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November 2018

Gibraltar Trying to Prevent Exit of Gambling Firms


Gambling firms based in Gibraltar are considering moving their operations to Malta because of BREXIT. As a British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar could face consequences of the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU). Concerns were raised when 888 Holdings and Bet365 announced intentions to move a few operations to Malta. Spain has reassured Gibraltar after [...]

October 2018

Crown Resorts and Lendlease Hearing Regarding Barangaroo Building Height Limit Begins


Crown Resorts and Lendlease have entered a court case to prevent the development of large commercial and residential complexes in Barangaroo Central. The casino giant and infrastructure company began legal proceedings against the Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA) two years ago as it feared that the proposed construction of a new complex in the area would [...]

ACT Gambling & Racing Commission Reveals Rise in Gambling Awareness


The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Gambling and Racing Commission has rolled out their annual report on all things gambling. According to the statistics, ACT gambling law breaches have dropped 88% since 2014. Since the gambling body has turned more to raising gambling-related harm awareness, the figure adds up. In their report, the ACT gambling body [...]

Residents of Whittlesea Call for Reduction in Pokie Machines


The Victorian town of Whittlesea has been attempting to decrease the number of pokie machines available in the municipality for some time, and now it seems that local government has received some support from residents. A recent survey conducted by Whittlesea officials aimed at improving livability in the area, determined that more than 61% of [...]

Electronic Arts Releases Odds for FIFA 19 Loot Boxes


Electronic Arts (EA) has released the latest instalment of their popular game, FIFA 19. Following the debut, the game has reached the top of the charts. While this is nothing new for the gaming firm, they added something to the game. For the first time, EA has released the odds of gaining prizes through loot [...]

September 2018

Northern Beaches Support Ban on Pokie Machines


While gambling remains a popular past time in Australia, the government of New South Wales (NSW) isn’t particularly fond of the activity. Prior to last week, the Alliance for Gambling Reform requested that the ban on pokies include the reduction of the amount of time gambling on these machines or to ban them altogether. Given [...]

Mr Green Casino Fined


World-renowned online casino, Mr Green was slapped with a fine amounting to AU$505,235.40 by the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA). The Dutch Gaming Regulator found that the casino operator offered online casino games to Dutch gamblers; without a license! The gambling operator suggested that the failure to implement IP blocking for Dutch gamblers is the reason it was [...]

SkyCity Casino Group Hosts Responsible Gaming Forum


SkyCity Casino Group has taken the role of responsible gambling advocate. The casino operator which has several casinos in Australia and New Zealand is holding a discussion on responsible gambling at the SkyCity Auckland casino. This is being done in recognition of the Gambling Harm Awareness Week. SkyCity has reiterated their support for the cause. [...]

75% of Australian Minors Engage in Under-Age Sports Gambling


A high number of Australia’s children engage in under-age sports gambling. This is according to a recent study done by Deakin University. The study found that 75%, or three out of four children, who watch sports strongly associate it with wagering money on the match. CEO of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF), Louise Glanville, [...]

August 2018

Scientific Games Corporation launch new Kansas Lottery gaming system


Scientific Games Corporation, American gaming machine, and systems creator announced their successful debut of a new gaming system for Kansas Lottery. It features a contemporary suite of Wave point-of-sale retail stations and a fresh portfolio of draw games. Las Vegas-headquartered firm detailed that the new gaming system went live across the Kansas Lottery’s network of [...]

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