Tag Archives: barry o’farrell
- Sportsbet calls for big cuts in Australian betting ad blitz
March 14, 2016
Online sports betting operator Sportsbet is seeking an end to the barrage of gambling advertisement in Australia. A Nielsen AdEx report showed that Australian gambling companies spent $147 million on advertising in 2015, becoming the country’s fourth biggest industry in terms of advertising spending. The figure represents a 326 percent...
- AFL club rejects sports betting deal, keeps poker machines
February 18, 2016
Australian Football League (AFL) club Richmond becomes the seventh Victorian club to trade a bookmaker sponsorship for a responsible gambling commercial hook-up. The Tigers signed a three-year partnership with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF), a deal which would precludes the club from having sports betting sponsors. The club were...
- Australian media groups gambling on fantasy sports
December 18, 2015
Some of the biggest media companies in Australia are reportedly looking into investing in fantasy sports. The Australian reported that TopBetta, a fantasy sports and wagering platform operator, had “early stage talks” with several traditional media companies about potential partnerships, with products to be launched as early as next year....
- Sportsbet urges Australian gov’t to regulate online in-play betting
December 2, 2015
Australian betting operator Sportsbet calls on government to legalize online in-play betting to keep Aussie punters from black market. In a submission to the Barry O'Farrell-led review of Australian online betting laws, Paddy Power-owned Sportsbet has urged the government to allow licensed Australian bookmarkers to offer online live sports betting. The...
- Crown gains Sydney casino ally but Labor support hinges on O’Farrell coming clean
March 29, 2013
Crown Ltd. boss James Packer has enlisted an unlikely ally in his quest for a Sydney casino license. Mission Australia, a non-denominational Christian support group, has agreed to sign on as a partner for the proposed Barangaroo casino project in order to provide around-the-clock on-site counseling for gamblers who feel...
- NSW Premier O’Farrell does the hokey-pokey over Crown’s Sydney casino bid
March 8, 2013
New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell (pictured right) set tongues a wagging on Friday after declaring that Crown Ltd.’s pursuit of a second Sydney casino license didn’t actually require a casino license. Aussie casino outfit Crown has proposed building a gaming joint in Sydney’s Barangaroo development that would focus on...
Melco Crown preps rebirth as Melco Resorts & Entertainment
March 17, 2017