Billionaire James Packer has stepped down from the board of Crown Resorts citing mental health problems.

From March 30th, most television channels in Australia will be banned from showing gambling ads during live sports events between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.

Proposed changes to NSW slot machine laws could increase the number of machines in high-risk areas and increase gaming industry profits by A$80 million ($62.9 million) a year, say opponents.

The Australian media watchdog is investigating an Australian-registered sports gambling website which allows punters to place bets with bitcoin.

Australian greyhound racing authorities have charged four men for illegally exporting greyhounds to mainland China and Macau.

Australia’s gambling industry is facing mounting political pressure across many areas of the country, with campaigners targeting political donations in an attempt to reduce the lobbying power of the sector.

The government of New South Wales has called for public feedback as to whether it should update its wagering taxes to target online gaming.

Paddy Power posted a 13 percent gain in 2017 revenue, helped by a strong performance from its Australian online betting brand Sportsbet.

New South Wales has become the latest Australian state to propose restrictions to the number of pokies in pubs and clubs.

William Hill said it has sold its William Hill Australia unit to CrownBet Holdings and a group of shareholders associated with the founder and CEO Matthew Tripp, for an enterprise value of A$300 million ($233 million), equivalent to an equity value of A$313.7 million.