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29, Sep, 2017

The tax came into effect in South Australia on July 1. All betting operators taking bets from anyone in South Australia will have to pay 15 percent of net state wagering revenue in excess of A$150,000 ($119,196), even if they are not physically based there. The measure includes sports betting, horse racing, harness racing and other wagers such as the outcome of a general election or the Academy Awards.

29, Sep, 2017

The government commissioned independent research to look into various factors that might be influencing the trend and though the results were far from clear cut, one takeout appears to be the introduction of Stand Alone Progressive Prize (SAPP) machines.

These were introduced into New Zealand from 2010 and now make up 40 percent of the gaming machines in the non-casino sector.

An SAPP gaming machine has games that contribute to incrementally increasing prizes, similar to a jackpot, which can only be won on that gaming machine.

26, Sep, 2017

The A$11 billion (US$8.9 billion) merger between Tabcorp and Tatts is looking more likely to be delayed after the Competition Tribunal set an October 24 to 25 date for the merger rehearing.

26, Sep, 2017

Australia-listed Donaco International has been informed that the family of its managing director, Joey Lim has sold a total of 37.5 million shares in the company for an aggregate consideration of A$15 million (US$11.9 million).

26, Sep, 2017

Gaming supplier Aristocrat has announced the promotion of Chris Rowe to managing director, Asia-Pacific for Aristocrat.

25, Sep, 2017

37 illegal workers who worked on Imperial Pacific’s casino and hotel have refused an offer to be paid and sent back home to China.

22, Sep, 2017

Former Crown Resorts chief executive Rowen Craigie has been appointed to the Racing Victoria board, overseeing the state’s racing industry.

20, Sep, 2017

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).

19, Sep, 2017

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

18, Sep, 2017

Imperial Pacific International says impairment of the group’s trade receivables in the six months ended June 30, 2017 amounted to HK$2.1 billion (US$268.7 million).