Tag Archives: Melbourne
- When the house doesn’t win: Crown croupier busted stealing $85K from tables
March 10, 2016
The house always wins, but apparently that’s not always the case at Crown Casino in Melbourne. One of the casino’s croupiers, Tony Che, pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of five counts of obtaining property by deception, The Age reported. Authorities said the 21-year-old was the mastermind of a scheme...
- Aussie Millions Round Up: Pregnancy Debate Makes Headlines
January 22, 2016
A round-up from the early stages of the Aussie Millions in Melbourne including an unusual ruling involving a woman who had to leave a tournament to give birth. The act of creation is carnage. Anyone involved in the birth of a child understands that. But the birth pales into insignificance...
- Report: Betting ban issued on Rousey-Holm’s fight over ‘integrity issues’
January 4, 2016
A betting ban was reportedly issued for a recent UFC event in Melbourne due to integrity concerns. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) refused Tabcorp’s request to allow wagering on fights at UFC 193 in November, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. The event in question featured the...
- Organized-crime probe leads to Sequenzia brothers $6m tax bill
October 6, 2015
An organized crime investigation involving prominent Melbourne harness-racing owner Paul Sequenzia has led to an almost $6m tax bill. Paul and his brothers Ricky and Daniel were hit with tax bills of about $2m each in the past two weeks and were suspected of failing to declare income. According to...
- Global Poker Tours Ltd Merge APPT and ANZPT
September 16, 2015
Global Poker Tours Ltd., the live poker operator arm of Amaya Inc., has announced plans to merge the Asian Pacific Poker Tour and the Australia & New Zealand Poker Tour with the latter disappearing in 2016. Melbourne will be the final resting place of the Australian & New Zealand Poker...
- Melbourne drug kingpin accused of laundering money through Betfair
September 2, 2015
Convicted drug trafficker Horty Mokbel has been reportedly laundering millions of dollars of drug money through online betting exchange Betfair Australasia, which is part of casino operator Crown Resorts. According to The Age, Mokbel and company have been shifting drug proceeds between Betfair and Roctel, a small Melbourne-based business communication provider...
Betfair latest to exit Poland
March 28, 2017
Betfair sponsor Juventus; Unibet sponsor Aston Villa
July 5, 2017