Tag Archives: pokies
- Aussie politicians squabble over who gets to probe Crown Resorts’ pokies-tampering allegations
October 19, 2017
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 MP tables whistleblowers’ claims of Crown Resorts pokies-tampering, money laundering
October 18, 2017
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...
- Casino Canberra poised to break ACT clubs’ pokies monopoly
August 25, 2017
Casino Canberra is poised to break the video poker machine (pokies) monopoly held by Australian Capital Territory (ACT) clubs. On Thursday, ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay filed legislation that will allow Casino Canberra to add 200 pokies as well as 60 fully-automated table games. While the pokies number is less than...
- NSW pokie pubs rake in $92.48M fiscal profits
August 22, 2017
New South Wales’ pokie pubs pocketed AUD117 million (US$92.48 million) in pre-tax profit for the 2016 fiscal year, the Liquor and Gaming NSW agency has announced. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the biggest weekly earning of the state’s top 25 pokie pubs, which are all based in the greater...
- 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...
- Crown Resorts, Aristocrat Leisure sued over “deceptive” pokies machines
October 26, 2016
Australian casino operator Crown Resorts and gaming device maker Aristocrat Leisure have been sued for allegedly deceiving gamblers on their chances of winning on video poker machines. On Wednesday, Australian resident Shonica Guy filed a lawsuit in Australia’s Federal Court alleging that she suffered significant financial losses playing the pokies...
CrownBet launches new TV ad, but won’t mention betting
September 26, 2016