Tag Archives: Tasmania
- Tasmania mulls possibility of opening two more casinos, ending Federal Group’s monopoly reign
March 18, 2016
The government of Tasmania sees no problem opening two more casinos in the island state. That would potentially bring the total number of casinos in Tasmania to four, and deal a blow to the Federal Group, which has been enjoying a gambling monopoly in the Australian state for a...
- Tasmania: Expect policy position on Federal Group’s gambling monopoly by Easter
February 23, 2016
Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen. The government of Tasmania vowed that its policy position on the extension of Federal Group’s exclusive gambling monopoly will be ready by Easter. Federal Group, which operates the Wrest Point casino, has been enjoying a gambling monopoly in the Australian state of Tasmania for...
- Federal Group unveils $100m makeover plans in Tasmania
December 16, 2015
Federal Group reveals redevelopment plans for its Hobart casino but there’s a catch: the Tasmanian government would have to extend its gaming monopoly. Federal Group is stepping up its negotiation efforts to extend its gambling license in Tasmania as it unveils $70 million make-over plans for Wrest Point complex. The...
- Federal Group gambling monopoly: To renew or not to renew?
October 1, 2015
After 42 years of Federal Group’s gambling monopoly in Tasmania, opponents now call for the license renewal to be put to tender. Since 1968, when Tasmanians voted in favor of a development that would see the state become home to Australia's first legal casino, the Federal Group has held the...
- Punters Club member David Walsh seeks VIP casino for Museum of Old and New Art
July 29, 2015
Famed betting syndicate member David Walsh (pictured) is getting closer to realizing his plan to build a VIP-only casino at his Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in the Australia state of Tasmania. Multiple Aussie media outlets are reporting that the Tasmanian Treasury has been discussing the potential of...
- Betfair denies political donation influenced favorable Aussie tax ruling
February 3, 2011
On March 11, Betfair will be sitting in Australia’s High Court, waiting on tenterhooks to learn whether its appeal of an Australian Federal Court ruling will be successful. Betfair is keen to reverse that ruling, which stated that Racing NSW could charge the betting exchange a levy of 1.5% on...
Betfair latest to exit Poland
March 28, 2017