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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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