GROWING ROW IN AUSTRALIA OVER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLANS TO BAN GAMBLING ADVERTS
16th March, 2017 at 08:13:32
Federal government is reportedly mulling a ban on gambling adverts during live sports broadcasts which could cost media companies A$120 million or more in lost revenue.
Australian media reports claim that the federal government is considering a ban on gambling adverts during live sports broadcasts as it attempts to win the support of anti-gambling Senator Nick Xenophon in its attempts to get a stalled media reform bill through the federal Senate.
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WILL HILL HAS BIG PLANS FOR AUSTRALIA
06th March, 2017 at 06:25:03
Undeterred by a largely hostile government attitude to online gambling, UK bookie plans to increase its penetration and market share.
Despite a less than friendly approach to online gambling by the Australian federal government, UK land and online gambling bookmaker William Hill plc has big plans for the region, according to passages in its FY-2016 report.
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ONLINE GAMBLING ENTREPRENEUR JOINS FORCES WITH BITCOIN CREATOR
02nd March, 2017 at 16:50:53
Calvin Ayre and Craig Wright (aka Satoshi Nakamoto) go after patent protection.
Online gambling entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of the Bodog brand, was back in the news this week as reports surfaced from the Reuters news agency that he has partnered with Craig Wright, the Aussie IT expert and businessman who claims to have created the cyber-currency Bitcoin and is also believed to use the alias Satoshi Nakamoto.
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CHINESE CLAMPDOWN ON HIGH ROLLERS IMPACTS AUSSIE LAND OPERATORS
16th February, 2017 at 06:54:37
17 Crown employees remain incarcerated in China months after being arrested.
Australian land casino operators are taking a far more cautious approach to attracting Chinese high rollers following the arrests of 15 Crown Resorts Chinese employees and three visiting Aussie execs last year and their continued incarceration (see previous infoPowa reports), but the Chinese clampdown on big spenders is in any case impacting business.
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FORMER UKGC COMMISH WEIGHS IN ON AUSSIE REGULATION
02nd February, 2017 at 09:41:45
Meets Australian lawmakers to share experience regarding proposed amendments to the Interactive gambling act.
In a series of meetings with Australian Government officials, ahead of the country formalizing changes to the i nteractive gambling act, former UK gambling commissioner Jenny Williams has advised online betting operators be "brought in the tent" to afford meaningful consumer protection.
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AUSSIE DEVELOPER CLOSE TO REALISING SKILL GAME AMBITIONS
13th January, 2017 at 14:56:17
Royal Wins close to the launch of a new real-money skill game product.
According to a company statement released Thursday, the Australian games developer Royal Wins is all set to launch a real-money mobile skill game on the Android platform, with plans well advanced for an iOS version soon after, App Store permission allowing.
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VERA AND JOHN ONLINE CASINO BIDS AUSSIE PLAYERS ADIEU
23rd December, 2016 at 08:09:48
Speculation that Aussie clampdown has made for a difficult market for operators.
Aussie online punters on the books at Intertain's Vera and John online casino have been advised by email that the casino is closing is virtual doors to players Downunder.
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DIGITAL SPORTS TECH SEALS THIRD AUSSIE DEAL
19th December, 2016 at 12:23:39
TopSport signs up with prop bet provider
Digital Sports Tech, which develops and supplies business-to-business sports betting software such as proposition betting, announced Monday that it has signed its third Australian client in TopSport. Previous Australian signings have been Ladbrokes and MadBookie.
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NEW BIDDER FOR AUSSIE GAMBLING GROUP (Update)
14th December, 2016 at 07:29:55
US private equity firm and Morgan Stanley put the cat among the pigeons with offer for Tatts.
The cat is well and truly among the pigeons in the increasingly complicated Tabcorp-Tatts proposed merger in Australia; in addition to strong rumours of a competing bid by Ladbrokes Coral (see previous report) the news surfaced Wednesday that a consortium including US private equity firm KKR & Co. and Morgan Stanley has offered as much as A$7.3 billion ($5.5 billion) for Tatts, setting up a potential bidding war.
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24/7 AUSTRALIAN E-SPORTS TV LAUNCHED
14th December, 2016 at 07:29:55
Malaysian game network partners with Fetch TV.
Australia's Fetch TV has partnered with the Malaysian eSports network eGG (Every Good Game Network) to offer round-the-clock eSports content to the burgeoning millions of young competitive video gaming fans.
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FORMER AUSSIE POLITICAL FOE NOW WORKING WITH ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATORS
07th December, 2016 at 19:28:46
Former communications minister Stephen Conroy appointed head of new responsible gambling group founded by operators.
Stephen Conroy is a name familiar to most online gambling industry folks as the former Australian government minister who tried to introduce some decidedly Internet-unfriendly censorship legislation in his attempts to shut down online gambling and other pursuits he considered unsuitable for Aussies.
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CHINESE LEGAL ADVICE TO CROWN RESORTS: CONFESS AND SAY YOU'RE SORRY.
05th December, 2016 at 07:22:48
Chinese legal expert says things will be easier if Aussie gambling group follows his advice.
A Chinese legal expert has offered some unsolicited advice to Crown Resorts, the Aussie gambling group that is still trying to arrange the release from almost two months in detention of 17 of its employees - including three visiting Australian managers - arrested on gambling promotion-related accusations (see previous reports).
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TABCORP BOOSTING ONLINE OPERATIONS THROUGH RETAIL CHANNEL
28th November, 2016 at 06:34:11
Australian gambling group strengthens its internet player base by offering 'affiliate' style commissions to retail operators.
Australian land and online gambling group Tabcorp is likely to be in a stronger online position once the federal government implements its new and tougher Interactive Gambling Act amendments (see previous reports) and has embarked on an initiative designed to boost its player base.
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LADBROKES CORAL SET FOR A CONTROVERSIAL AUSTRALIAN ACQUISITION BID
27th November, 2016 at 06:18:06
Bid by UK online and land gambling group may complicate Tabcorp-TATTS merger.
The newly merged Ladbrokes Coral online and land gambling group may be about to put the cat squarely among the Australian pigeons, according to reports in the Mail of Sunday, which claims that the UK corporate is planning to make an "audacious" bid for Aussie gambling giant Tabcorp.
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TABCORP BUILDING SHAREHOLDING IN TATTS AS MERGER TALKS CONTINUE
25th November, 2016 at 06:01:59
Aussie gambling giant buys another ten percent of Tatts as A$11 billion merger gathers momentum.
Australian reports Friday indicate that Tabcorp has purchased a 10 percent stake in Tatts as the two companies further develop their planned "merger of equals" (see previous reports.)
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