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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 [...]

Australasian Gaming Expo 2018


The 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo kicked off earlier this week at Sydney’s International Convention Centre. After enjoying a successful first year in 2017, this year’s event was extended by a day – this made way for double the content to be explored. Ross Ferrar, Chief Executive of the AGE, said: “we’re making it easier than [...]

Hard Rock International Shows Interest in Australia’s Gold Coast


Hard Rock has contacted Australia’s local government and the respective tourism leaders about a casino licence for the Gold Coast. They are interested in building an entertainment integrated resort that would serve as the second casino in the region. The idea is to develop a venue that will host a number of non-gambling facilities. However, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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