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Australia set to introduce online gambling self-exclusion register

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has unveiled plans to introduce a new online gambling national self-exclusion register during the second half of this [...]

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Racing and Wagering Western Australia names new chair

Western Australia Racing and Gaming Minister Tony Buti has appointed Karen Farley as the new chair of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA).

Replacing Jeff Ovens, [...]

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Blackstone completes Crown Resorts acquisition

New York-listed investment firm Blackstone has completed the acquisition of Australian casino operator Crown Resorts for AUD$6.3bn.

After securing regulatory approvals earlier this month, the transaction [...]

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bet365 becomes PGA Tour’s first international partner outside North America

Leading betting operator bet365 has signed a deal to become an official betting operator of the PGA Tour.

The three-year content and marketing agreement sees bet365 [...]

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Crown approved to open Sydney casino

The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has given Crown Sydney Casino conditional approval to begin gaming operations. 

The Authority’s chairperson, Philip Crawford, said Crown will [...]

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Australia’s NSW raises Point of Consumption tax rate to 15%

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced reforms to its wagering taxes, including an increase in the Point of Consumption tax rate [...]

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PointsBet secures investment from SIG Sports

Sydney-listed betting and gaming operator PointsBet has secured an AUD$94.2m investment from Pennsylvania-based financial trading firm SIG Sports Investment Corp.

PointsBet has agreed to issue 38,750,000 [...]

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ACMA moves to block thepokies.net

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has requested that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block access to illegal gambling website thepokies.net.

The request marks one of [...]

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Tabcorp takes aim at foreign operators under the guise of fair play

Tabcorp and the Australian Hotels Association have joined forces under the Aussie Fair Play Coalition banner to attack foreign-owned wagering businesses.

A TV and print advertisement [...]

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Blackstone approved by Australian regulators to take over Crown Resorts

New York-based investment firm Blackstone has secured regulatory approvals to become the operator of Crown casinos in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.

Blackstone has been approved [...]

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Queensland aims to increase wagering tax

Lawmakers in the Australian state of Queensland have unveiled plans to increase the wagering point of consumption tax (POCT) to 20 per cent alongside other [...]

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NSW releases new gambling regulations for public consultation

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has launched a public consultation into new gambling regulations.

The draft regulations will replace the existing Betting and [...]

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