Australia

Ladbrokes Australia has signed a three-year deal to become the official online betting partner of the PGA of Australia.

Organizers of the Australasian Gaming Expo has announced today a program of complimentary seminars that will be run over the course of the first two days of AGE 2017.

Australian lottery giant Tatts Group Ltd has acquired a 15 percent stake in internet lotteries business Jumbo Interactive Ltd for A$15.7 million, according to a filing from Tatts last week to the Australian Stock Exchange.

A small change to Australian gambling law in 2015 is now having an impact on the wider industry. The amendment highlights why many are concerned about the market’s ability to support some of the multibillion dollar IR projects being planned.

Australia-listed Crown Resorts says it intends to initially use the proceeds of its A$1.34 billion (US$987 million) share sale to reduce net debt.

MGM co-chairman Pansy Ho has reiterated the need for gaming companies to diversify given mainland China’s anti-gambling stance.

Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia (GRWA) will return on 14-16 August 2017 after a successful showing in 2016.

Casino operator The Star Entertainment Group says its international VIP business continues to be impacted by the detention of employees of Crown Resorts in China last year.

Australian wagering operator CrownBet has been announced as the Official Wagering Partner of the Rugby League World Cup 2017.

ClubsNSW has warned that the potential Tabcorp-Tatts merger could “kill off” digital wagering competition and increase the price of racing vision.

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