Oceania News

Australian parliament approves national self-exclusion register

Australian lawmakers voted Thursday in favour of legislation to establish a national self-exclusion register for online gambling.

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The Stars Group

The Stars Group acquires remaining stake in Australia’s BetEasy

Toronto-listed The Stars Group has entered into an agreement to take over full ownership of Australian sports betting operator BetEasy.

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Australia proposes online self-exclusion register to reduce gambling harm

The Australian federal government will move to legislate an online national self-exclusion register to allow people to ban themselves from all online betting sites and apps in one go.

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Aristocrat hits record revenue mark after Americas and Digital growth

Shares in Australian gaming supplier and social gaming operator Aristocrat Leisure gained more than 6 per cent in Sydney Wednesday after the company reported strong revenue and profit growth during the fiscal year ended 30 September.

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Australian regulator begins blocking online casino websites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is asking the country’s internet service providers to block access to two widely complained about online casinos.

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South Australia to provide extra funding to help problem gamblers

The government of South Australia has introduced new reforms that will see additional funds injected into the state’s Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund to support people at risk of gambling related harm.

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Jumbo Interactive makes UK play with Gatherwell acquisition

Sydney-listed lottery provider Jumbo Interactive is preparing to enter the UK market through a conditional agreement to acquire Oxford-based external lottery manager Gatherwell.

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PointsBet appoints former NGCB chair Becky Harris to board

Australian and US sportsbook operator PointsBet Holdings has strengthened its board with the addition of Becky Harris as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

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Australia set to begin ISP blocking of unlicensed iGaming sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is stepping up its fight against unlicensed online gambling websites by blocking access to Australian consumers.

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AGA names Aristocrat CEO Trevor Croker as chair-elect

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has appointed Aristocrat Leisure CEO Trevor Croker to serve as its new chair.

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Flutter Entertainment

US and Australia drive Flutter Entertainment revenue growth in Q3

London-listed gaming operator Flutter Entertainment grew third quarter revenue by 9 per cent to £533m, as strong performances in the United States and Australia offset falling revenue in the online and retail segments.

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The Stars Group

The Stars Group grows third quarter revenue to $622.5m

Toronto-listed gaming operator The Stars Group has reported a 9 per cent increase in revenue to US$622.5m for the third quarter of 2019, of which more than a third was derived from online sports betting.

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