Tag Archives: Andrew Wilkie
- Tom Waterhouse called ‘gutless’ for ducking parliamentary committee; Betfair pleads guilty to inducements
May 22, 2013
Australian bookie Tom Waterhouse will not be legally compelled to attend a parliamentary hearing into the promotion of gambling in sports. On Monday, Waterhouse declined a formal invitation to attend the hearing, prompting the committee’s Greens and independent members to call for Waterhouse to be served with a summons demanding...
- Tabcorp boosts revenues, video deals; Aussie gov’t readies anti-gambling bills
May 4, 2012
Australian betting operator Tabcorp Holdings saw revenues rise 2.7% to AU$724m (US$743m) in its fiscal Q3 (ending March 31). Revenues for the fiscal year-to-date are up 2.8% to $2.3b. Tabcorp’s wagering division reported a 4.5% revenue bump to $386.6m, while gaming revenue slipped 0.9% to $257.1m. International operations rose 10.2%...
- Welsh headmaster Andrew Wilkie pleads guilty to stealing from school
February 15, 2012
A school headmaster named Andrew Wilkie from north Wales has pleaded guilty to stealing more than £53k from his school for online gambling websites. Yep, we know what you’re thinking. And to answer your question: no, it is not the Aussie pokies reform MP whose pokies reform bill was recently...
- Aussie committee advise tight control of online sports betting
February 13, 2012
As you may well know, Aussie Prime Minister Julia Gillard abandoned her agreement with independent MP Andrew Wilkie to legislate mandatory precommitment technology for poker machines a few weeks back. This led to Wilkie withdrawing his conditional support of Gillard’s minority government, stating Gillard is “in breach of the written agreement she signed … a...
- Aussie gov’t teeters on precipice after revising pokies pre-commitment plan
January 21, 2012
Video poker machines may be something of an afterthought in most developed countries, but the pokies, as they’re known in Australia, have come perilously close to bringing down the national government. Following Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s decision to back out of a deal to introduce mandatory pre-commitment pokies technology, independent...
- Gillard abandons agreement with Wilkie on pokies legislation
January 20, 2012
Aussie Prime Minister Julia Gillard has abandoned her agreement with independent MP Andrew Wilkie to legislate mandatory precommitment technology for poker machines. In a report by The Australian, Gillard and Community Services Minister, Jenny Macklin, decided yesterday that Labour’s power deal with Wilkie could not go ahead. That’s it. It’s off....