Australia

ACMA Intensifies Crackdown on Illegal Offshore Gambling, Targets New Websites for Blocking in Australia

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has escalated its efforts to combat illegal online gambling by requesting that internet service providers (ISPs) block additional offshore gambling websi...

Queensland Supreme Court Orders Marley Wynter to Pay $4.8 Million in Poker Ponzi Scheme Restitution

In a significant legal development, the Supreme Court of Queensland has issued a default judgment compelling Marley Wynter, the founder of an alleged Ponzi scheme targeting Australian poker players, to pay a to...

NSW Government Contemplates Raising Betting Tax to 20% Prompted by Tabcorp Proposal, Impacting Major Bookmakers

The New South Wales (NSW) government is deliberating on the possibility of raising the tax on all bets made within the state from 15 to 20 percent, prompted by a proposal from industry leader Tabcorp. If implem...

SkyCity Entertainment Group Halts Dividends, Lowers Earnings Forecast Amid Economic Struggles and Regulatory Challenges

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the prominent New Zealand-based operator of casinos in Adelaide, Auckland, and Queenstown, has announced the suspension of its dividends and revised its earnings forecasts downward ...

Victoria’s VGCCC Opens Dialogue on Bingo Regulation: Promoting Fairness and Player Protection

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) declared on June 6, 2024, the initiation of a comprehensive examination into the rules governing bingo within the state, aiming to solicit opinions f...

ACMA Intensifies Crackdown on Illegal Gambling, Blocks More Websites to Protect Australian Consumers

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has intensified its efforts to combat illegal gambling activities by requesting internet service providers (ISPs) to block more websites found to be viol...

Aristocrat Leisure Ltd Reports Strong H1 Performance with Revenue Growth and Increased Dividend

Australia-listed gaming powerhouse Aristocrat Leisure Ltd unveils its stellar financial results for the first half, with revenue hitting just under AUD3.27 billion, marking a commendable 6.1 percent increase fr...

Victorian Government Developing New Legislation to Ensure Crown Melbourne Continues Transformation Efforts

The Allan Labor Government will take action to make sure Crown proceeds to lead its casino in Melbourne to elevated standards while decreasing the negative effects of gambling. This action will involve the form...

The Star Sydney Faces Charges Over Alleged Forgery of Welfare Checks Amid Second Investigation Into License Suitability

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, a special manager of The Star Sydney has reportedly claimed the casino forged welfare checks on pokie gamblers and inadvertently permitted clients to obtain $3.2m they di...

Victorian Gambling Authority Fines BlueBet AU$50,000 for Advertising Compliance Failures

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commissions (VGCCC) has imposed an AU$50,000 fine on Australian wagering operator BlueBet Pty Ltd for alleged non-compliance with gambling regulations of the ...