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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.

Ainsworth Game Technology reported profit after tax of A$37.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2017, ahead of guidance, as a result of a strong second half.

Australia-listed Donaco International reported a 60.6 percent decline in net profit in FY17 compared to the prior-year, due to a number of non-recurring items.

Uncertainty surrounds the ASF Group’s bid to develop an integrated resort in Gold Coast after new restrictions on foreign investment were announced by China’s government earlier this month.

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