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September 2018

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 [...]

The Star Entertainment Claims to be the Best AU VIP Casino


The Star Entertainment Group published their preliminary final report on their performance over the last 12 months, and saw a 6% year-on-year increase, up to AUD$2.6 billion. The overall earnings, however, slipped by 19.2% or AU$484.4 million. Adding on to their statutory figures, Australian gaming casinos make use of a system known as ‘normalised’ results, which [...]

The Star’s 2018 Q4 Results Show VIP Boost


The Star Entertainment Group has released their final report on their performance in the financial year ending in June. According to the report, the casino operator’s VIP turnover has improved to AU$61.2 billion, and the VIP revenue has also improved to AU$711.5 million. The Star Entertainment Group’s VIP turnover has improved to AU$61.2 billion, and [...]

Canberra Clubs to Get Rewards in Exchange for Pokie Licences


In a bid to reduce the number of gaming machines in Canberra, clubs will be getting cash or discounts for each pokie machine they voluntarily surrender before February 2019. The city plans to cut poker machines down to 4000. Read on. Canberra Pokie Licences & Machines As part of a power-sharing deal which came into [...]

Research Finds That Pokies Industry Contributes AU$8.32 Billion to Economy


A survey done by gaming manufacturers finds that the pokies industry has contributed AU$8.32 billion to Australia’s economy during the 2016/17 fiscal year. During the Australasian Gaming Expo in Sydney last week, the data which was compiled on behalf of the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA), was released to the public. The association was representing manufacturers [...]

Australian Senate Inquiry into Video Game Loot Boxes Begins on Friday


A Senate inquiry into video game loot boxes passed by senator Jordon Steele-John in June is due to begin in Melbourne today. The inquiry comes after a number of state researchers put the suggestion forward that video game loot boxes may be as addictive as pokie machines. Video game players (particularly, those that are very [...]

The Star Entertainment Group hungers to bring Ritz-Carlton brand to Sydney


The Star Entertainment Group submitted an application with the New South Wales Department of Planning to acquire Ritz-Carlton hotel. The entertainment group wants to improve the Ritz-Carlton hotel tower in Sydney, Australia. The conglomerate along with Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited and Hong Kong-based Far East Consortium International Limited will bet set back  over AUD$500 [...]

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