Australia

The A$11 billion (US$8.9 billion) merger between Australia’s Tabcorp and Tatts Group hit a rather large snag on Wednesday after the federal court ruled that the decision be sent back to the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT).

Pokie clubs in Victoria will soon be hit with a number of changes aimed at reducing harm from problem gambling.

Aristocrat Leisure has denied in federal court that its machines are deceptive and designed to feed addiction, arguing that anyone unclear about how slot machines worked have “ready access” to answers.

Technology is changing the way that people gamble, in terms of their gambling experience, how they interact with operators in venues and online, and how gambling operators and regulators monitor and respond to customers. From a regulatory and corporate social responsibility perspective, it is important to clarify the risks associated with new technology, and how this can be used to minimize and prevent the experience of gambling-related harms.

 

Technology is changing the way that people gamble, in terms of their gambling experience, how they interact with operators in venues and online, and how gambling operators and regulators monitor and respond to customers. From a regulatory and corporate social responsibility perspective, it is important to clarify the risks associated with new technology, and how this can be used to minimize and prevent the experience of gambling-related harms. With disruptive technologies comes the need for a disruptive approach to problem gambling.

 



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Online lottery betting may soon be outlawed in several Australian states, as gambling regulators come under increasing pressure to crack down on the lucrative business model.

Australia’s online bookmakers will be banned from offering several types of inducements after new rules were agreed to by state and federal ministers on Friday.

Aristocrat Leisure recently snapped up social games developer Plarium for $500 million, but what exactly is the appeal of acquiring a studio that creates strategy/ role-playing game (RPG) titles for a very different player demographic to social casino gamers?

 

Aristocrat Leisure recently snapped up social games developer Plarium for $500 million, but what exactly is the appeal of acquiring a studio that creates strategy/ role-playing game (RPG) titles for a very different player demographic to social casino gamers?



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Australia-listed Silver Heritage Group has appointed Basil Jong as its new chief financial officer, with effect November 6, 2017.

Online casino operator LeoVegas is officially exiting the Australian market, following the introduction of the country’s new online gambling amendment bill.

CrownBet is planning to launch a new online lottery in Australia, which is expected to take market share from foreign-owned Lottoland.

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