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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 [...]

AB de Villiers Quits International Cricket


South African batsman Ab de Villiers has retired from all forms of international cricket. The legend announced on Wednesday citing that he is “tired” and “running out of gas”. The announcement left Australia and the rest of the world shook. Read on. AB de Villiers’ Resignation Ab de Villiers announced his retirement in a statement [...]

Crown Casino Ex Employee Blows the Whistle on Pokies Tampering


Crown Casino is embroiled in yet another pokies tampering scandal after a former employee posted damning footage on social media. In the video (available on YouTube), a pokies machine button is being pinned down by a small pick that enables gamblers to play continuously. Just last month, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation [...]

UK Bookmakers Offer Wacky Bets on Royal Wedding – Some Pay Off


It would be safe to say that for the past few weeks global entertainment media have been focused on providing non-stop coverage of the Royal Wedding and all the events leading up to it. In getting into the spirit of this festive time, many UK bookmakers decided to offer several betting lines, including some rather [...]

Adelaide Casino Expansion to Kick off in July


Australian casino operator, SkyCity Entertainment Group, announced last year that they had partnered with the South Australian government to expand the Adelaide Casino. The expansion is set to take place in July and is valued at AU$330 million. According to SkyCity, the new casino resort will be “the most luxurious hotel” in Adelaide. In addition, [...]

Yggdrasil Gaming to Launch another Thrilling Casino Game


Yggdrasil Gaming just got into an exclusive partnership with one of the leading sports entertainment companies – Nitro Circus. They aim to create a new adrenaline pumping online video pokie game for Australian players. The Malta-based online casino operator, Yggdrasil Gaming has managed to develop and maintain a stellar reputation for itself in the realm of [...]

Aquis Entertainment’s Canberra Casino Upgrading Proposal Extended


Aquis Entertainment had put in a proposal in 2015 with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to make an upgrade to the Canberra Casino. This year, the government wanted a final proposal of the plans that the gaming operator was going to make on the casino. The ACT government had given Aquis until May 14 to [...]

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