Tag Archives: Victoria
- ‘Sneaky’ tax may see Aussie state raking $110M from online gambling
May 12, 2017
The government of Victoria, a state in southeast Australia, is gearing up to take a slice of the online gambling pie. According to Australian media outlet Herald Sun, the Andrews government has slipped in a “radical proposed shake-up to gaming tax” to the Budget papers even though Victoria has agreed...
- Racing Victoria latest to force bookies to observe minimum bet limits
September 6, 2016
The Australian state of Victoria has imposed new minimum bet requirements on race betting operators. Last week, Racing Victoria announced that its licensed Wagering Service Providers (WSP) would be required to adhere to a new Minimum Bet Limit (MBL) framework, effective October 1. The MBL will require bookies to accept...
- BCLC picks Victoria to host new casino; Edgewater Casino stingy with the paddles
July 12, 2016
British Columbia’s provincial gambling monopoly has approved a new brick-and-mortar casino but let’s hope this one is a little less uptight about sharing badly needed medical gear in an emergency. Last week, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) announced that it had selected the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island...
- Charity Poker Tournament Cancelled Amid Investigations Into The Legitimacy of The Shane Warne Foundation; Cricket Legend Furious
January 26, 2016
The Shane Warne Foundation has cancelled the annual Joe Hachem & Shane Warne charity poker tournament after consumer watchdogs in Victoria ordered an independent financial audit of the non-profit. The Shane Warne Foundation has cancelled the Annual Joe Hachem & Shane Warne Charity Poker Tournament after scrutiny applied to the non-profit...
- Aussie gambling study debunks claims of sports betting ‘explosion’
December 2, 2015
The Australian Wagering Council is celebrating the release of a new gambling study that pokes holes in the theory that there’s been an ‘explosion’ in sports betting and problem gambling behavior related to betting. This week saw the release of the Study of Gambling and Health in Victoria, a government-funded...
- Victorian punters lose $2.7b on pokies, to set own gambling limits
July 29, 2015
By the end of the year, all electronic gaming machines in the Australian state of Victoria will be required to offer gamblers the option to set a pre-determined gambling limit. New data from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation has shown that Victorian punters have blown more than...