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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, [...]

High Rollers Return to Crown Resorts


The Aussie casino operator, Crown Resorts, has received a “pleasing result” as high rollers return in large volumes to play at the company’s casinos. Crown Resorts has reported a substantial 55 per cent increase in play revenue for their VIP program. Read on. High Rollers Boost Crown Casinos In their recent full-year report, Crown Resorts [...]

MGM Resorts International Signs a Deal with the NBA


Towards the end of July 2018, MGM Resorts International became the very first official online casino gambling partner of the NBA, after the two signed a ground-breaking deal. This deal between the major US sports league and the world-renowned casino site is the first of its kind. For years, major sports leagues avoided any form of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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