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Australia

Harry Kakavas: Modern day’s biggest gambling loser and his fight against a casino

Often gambling researchers are interested on knowing on biggest wealth losers in gambling. While mythologies, historical scripts provide some insights into gambling losers in...

ACMA adds eight more illegal offshore gambling websites to their list

Following the ban on illegal gambling websites found violating the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has further...

Australia: TV broadcasters argue further restrictions on gambling ads may end free sport coverage

Free TV Australia, the top body for free-to-air commercial broadcasters in Australia, has strongly opposed appeals for additional restrictions on gambling advertisements and warned...

Australia-based gaming company Aristocrat leases 128,000 sq ft office space in Noida SEZ

Australian-based gaming content and technology company Aristocrat has leased 128,000 square feet of office space in the Candor TechSpace Special Economic Zone (SEZ) from...

Australia: NSW premier announces plan to make every poker machine cashless by 2028

In an effort to combat money laundering and problem gambling, the premier of Australia's most populous state unveiled a plan on Monday to make...

Australia: Three major gambling companies found taking bets on cricket matches featuring minors

Australia's National Children's Commissioner, Anne Hollonds, is outraged by the news that three of Australia's largest gambling companies are taking bets on international cricket matches...

Australia: Melbourne-based council mayor bans gambling ads from local sports games, asks others to follow suit

Tina Samardzija, the mayor of City of Monash, a local council in Melbourne (Victoria), has called on councils across Australia to follow her policy...

Australia: Star Entertainment CEO claims they were not consulted by NSW government on proposed tax hike

The Star Entertainment Group has issued a statement in response to the proposed tax hike on casinos by the New South Wales (NSW) government,...

Australia: NSW government raises taxes for casinos with effect from July next year

Casinos in the state of New South Wales (NSW) will begin to pay a higher tax on table game and poker machine winnings starting...

Star Entertainment fined another AUD 100 million over Queensland casino breaches

Following "severe breaches" at its casinos, Star Entertainment Group was slammed with another AUD 100 million in fines and was assigned a special manager...

AUSTRAC to launch civil proceedings against SkyCity Adelaide casino over alleged anti-money-laundering breaches

According to the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), SkyCity Adelaide (SCA) consistently violates Australia's anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorism financing legislation. Due to the allegations,...

Austrac accuses Star casino for breaking anti-money laundering laws, lodges claim in court

Continuing to conduct business with "higher-risk customers" in violation of federal anti-money laundering laws and reportedly allowing customers to move funds through risky back...

Australia: Crown incurs $635 million loss in FY 2022 due to rising costs for fines and compliance procedures

Due to a multitude of financial fines, compliance expenses, and COVID-19 restrictions, the largest casino chain in Australia, Crown Resorts, reported a loss of...

Australia: Federal member of Clark presents bill to target in-game loot boxes

An independent federal representative for Clark named Andrew Wilkie released information on a fresh proposal that aims to restrict children's access to products with...

Australia to adopt facial recognition technology to tackle problem gambling

A new method to tackle gambling problem among guests has been adopted by eastern Australia’s Warilla Hotel by using a small camera equipped with...

Australia: ACMA requests ISPs block nine more illegal offshore gambling websites

The Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 has been violated by nine illegal offshore gambling websites. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) requested Internet...

All you need to know about sports betting in Australia

From the year 2001 onwards, the Australian government saw a surge in gambling practices among their citizens. To counter this the federal government enacted...

Australia: New regulations mandate online gambling ads to highlight potential harms

According to a new set of guidelines in Australia as part of the National Consumer Protection Framework, online gambling operators must inform their consumers...

Star casino fined $100M AUD for money laundering

The Star Entertainment Group, an Australian-based gambling company, has been fined 100 million A$ ($62m, £55m). The fine was issued due to the company...

Australian cricketers to take part in 12hrs of gaming livestream to raise funds for India’s Covid-19 crisis

Australian cricketers Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon will be  livestreaming while playing video games and talking about sports . The...