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Australia – Positive messages more likely to curb problem gambling

Researchers from CQUniversity in Australia have found that positive messages to help manage online gambling are more likely to encourage punters to take action.  The research follows evidence that online gambling puts participants at higher risk of gambling harm than traditional consumers.   However, the key to better habits could be at the fingertips of gamblers, with…

Australia – Blackstone on track to take control of Crown Resorts

The board of Australia’s biggest casino operator, Crown Resorts, said today that it’s likely to back a buyout proposal from US private equity firm, Blackstone, after the offer was sweetened to A$8.87bn ($6.46bn). The buyout firm, which already owns 10 per cent of Crown, lifted its bid to A$13.10 per share, from a November offer…

Australia – Gaming manager sacked and banned at The Star for borrowing cash to gamble

A gaming manager at The Star casino in Australia was sacked and banned from the casino for borrowing cash from her employees to fund her gambling habit.  The Casino Special Employee, Minh Nguyen, used her position as an assistant gaming manager to borrow thousands from her staff, some of which was not paid back.  Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority Chairman Phillip Crawford said it was a matter of integrity when an…

Australia – More illegal sites blocked in Australia as part of ACMA crackdown

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has requested that Australian internet service providers block more illegal offshore gambling and affiliate-marketing websites. The sites include Golden Lady Casino, Casino4u, Spin Samurai, Axe Casino, Lucky Dreams Casino, Comet Room, Paradiso Room, No Deposit Friend, No Deposit Bonus Blog, Casino-On-Line, Online Casino Australian, Casino Shortlist, Australia Casino and…

Australia – Crown looking to open up gaming at Crown Sydney early in 2022

Australian operator Crown Resorts has set its sights on launching its VIP casino at Crown Sydney early on in 2022. During an investor presentation, Crown said it was ‘targeting a gaming floor opening early in the new year with a staged opening based on current staffing levels with further recruitment for gaming related roles to…

Australia – Rob Waterhouse convicted of illegal gambling advertising

Prominent Australian bookmaker Rob Waterhouse has been convicted of illegal gambling advertising and fined $4,500 in Downing Centre Local Court in New South Wales. In 2020 Liquor & Gaming NSW responded to reports Rob Waterhouse was offering a ‘five daily boosts promotion’ advertised on his website RobWaterhouse.com and Twitter. Mr Waterhouse, an established on-course bookmaker…

Australia – Flutter Entertainment’s Sportsbet signs new four-year contract with OpenBet

OpenBet is to remain at the forefront of powering Flutter Entertainment’s Australian sports betting brand Sportsbet after securing a new four-year deal. Through to the end of 2025, Sportsbet will continue to deploy OpenBet’s industry-leading technology and services to deliver best-in-class sports betting entertainment to a growing consumer base. The new contract has been agreed…

Australia – Entain predicts betting on cricket will surpass pre-pandemic high

Entain predicts 2021 will turn out to be a bumper year for international betting on cricket, as fans around the world celebrate the opening of the Ashes Series and the Big Bash League in Australia. Entain said international cricket fans, keen to add to their enjoyment of these and other matches, have placed 2.8 million…

Australia – Fitch says Australia’s casinos will be the quickest to recover in the APAC region

Analysts at Ratings believe that casinos in Australia will bounce back the quickest in the APAC region in 2022, outpacing gaming recovery in Singapore, with Malaysia in third place and Macau with its dependence on tourist casino players in fourth place. The ratings agency said: “Fitch expects the Australian gaming sector to rebound quickly as…