Tag Archives: australian capital territory
- Aussie pol defends comments equating gambling with chocolate
May 12, 2017
An Australian politician isn’t backing away from controversial comments likening problem gambling behavior to excessive chocolate intake. Australia is awash with video poker (pokies) machines, with an estimated 200k pokies scattered across casinos, pubs and clubs. Pokies are considered a primary source of the nation’s ranks of problem gamblers and...
- Tabcorp pays $105m for ACTTAB but Bulgaria’s blacklist comes free
July 30, 2014
Australian betting operator Tabcorp has splashed out AUD $105m (US $98.5m) to acquire ACTTAB, the Canberra-based betting operator previously owned by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government. ACTTAB’s chief appeal lies in its 50-year exclusive tote wagering license with no wagering tax. ACTTAB also holds a sportsbook license that charges...