Tag Archives: Australia
- Aussie lottery retailers reject Lottoland’s revenue-sharing pitch
October 19, 2017
Australian lottery retailers have rejected online lottery betting operator Lottoland’s offer to kick back 10% of its revenue in exchange for being allowed to maintain its current operations. On Thursday, Lottoland Australia announced that it had proposed a “world-first partnership model with newsagents,” offering to provide local lottery retailers with...
- Aussie politicians squabble over who gets to probe Crown Resorts’ pokies-tampering allegations
Australian politicians are squabbling over who should investigate yesterday’s bombshell allegations about video poker machine tampering and money laundering at casino operator Crown Resorts. Wednesday saw Independent MP Andrew Wilkie table evidence in parliament from three former Crown Melbourne staffers, who claim management forced them to tamper with pokies to...
- Aussie crossbench duo back online poker legalization
October 18, 2017
The fight for the legalization of online poker in Australia got a big boost after two crossbench senators threw their support behind the regulation of the game. Crossbench senators David Leyonhjelm and Cory Bernardi are supporting the legalization of poker in Australia since the game is after all a low-risk...
- Aussie MP tables whistleblowers’ claims of Crown Resorts pokies-tampering, money laundering
Australian Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has publicly accused casino operator Crown Resorts of tampering with video poker machines (pokies) and facilitating money laundering. On Wednesday, Wilkie (pictured) rose in the House of Representatives’ federation chamber to inform his fellow legislators that whistleblowers had come forward to reveal potentially criminal acts...
- High rollers are finally coming back to Crown, Star
October 12, 2017
High rollers are pulling the James Packer-backed Crown Resorts Ltd. and rival casino operator The Star Entertainment Group out of the doldrums as they return to Australia to gamble. Crown Resorts had felt the pinch of the VIP exodus after 19 of its employees, including head of VIP operations Jason...
- Tasmania state gov’t to prohibit Lottoland’s operations
October 11, 2017
Online lottery betting operator Lottoland finds itself under threat in yet another Australian state while catching a break of sorts from the country’s competition watchdog. On Wednesday, the state government in Tasmania became the latest Aussie jurisdiction to take steps to restrict Lottoland’s local operations. Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business...
CrownBet launches new TV ad, but won’t mention betting
September 26, 2016