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August 2018

Apple Wipes Gambling Apps from App Store


This week, Apple has removed hundreds of apps from the App Store. This includes many individually developed gambling apps, which it claims is an attempt to combat illegal gambling. However, there are other apps on the chopping block that were removed without a ‘reasonable explanation’. The company has recently introduced a new App Review policy [...]

Crown Resorts cleared by Commission despite critics’ disapproval


On Friday, 3 August, the embattled Crown Resorts was cleared by regulators as “suitable”. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) finished its review of the multi-billion-dollar casino company. VCGLR said it found that Crown Resorts is a “suitable person to continue to hold its license to operate the Melbourne casino”. This comes [...]

English Football Sees Rise in Gambling Sponsorships


With the European football season a few weeks away from kicking off, fans around the world have been somewhat in a flurry. However, as we draw closer to the starting date, a recent discovery was made. A total of 60% of the clubs in the top two football leagues in England (the English Premier League [...]

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 [...]

Billion-Dollar Crypto-Betting Bust carried out in China


An illegal crypto-betting ring has been arrested in China just before the FIFA World Cup final. Gambling is illegal across China, save for Macau land casinos. According to reports, Chinese police froze US$750 000 (AU$10.13 million) in personal bank accounts. More than US$1.5 billion (AU$2.03 billion) in cryptocurrencies have also been frozen. At least six [...]

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 [...]

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