Australia

Gaming mogul James Packer says he has no intentions to expand his gaming empire to Japan, and would rather focus on developing Crown’s flagship casino in Sydney.

There is renewed speculation that SkyCity may put its troubled Darwin casino up for sale after comments from SkyCity’s new chief executive at an AGM in Auckland.

Foreign lottery betting company Lottoland is offering newsagents a “peace deal” in an attempt to alleviate calls to outlaw the company’s business model, local media reports.

Two crossbench senators from Australia are pushing the federal government to legalize online poker, which they say is a low-risk and taxable form of gambling.

Casino operator Crown Resorts has been accused of engaging in criminal misconduct in relation to its alleged tampering of slot machines.

Australia-listed Donaco International announced on Monday that it is implementing an on-market buyback for up to 41.5 million shares, representing a maximum of 5 percent of its ordinary shares on issue.

The Queensland government has given the greenlight for a second casino to be built on the Gold Coast, with a global tender for international hotel and casino developers set to be launched soon.

VIP gamblers are returning to Australia in droves, with junket groups registering considerable increases in VIP volumes at Crown Melbourne and The Star.

Construction firms will soon tender for the excavation works at The Star’s Queen’s Wharf project in Brisbane’s riverfront.

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) is welcoming its new GLI Australia chief operating officer (COO) Erdal Eskin.

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