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Fire damages SkyCity Auckland convention centre

SkyCity Entertainment Ltd.’s landmark international convention centre in downtown Auckland has been severely damaged and its future is uncertain after a massive fire ripped through the NZ$700 million centre and associated five-star hotel.

Credit card gaming ban to be implemented

The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs is planning to implement a ban on the use of credit cards for online gambling, local media reports.
Star Vegas (file)

Donaco proposes name change

Donaco is proposing a name change to Pan Asian Leisure as a statement that it’s leaving the past behind following an “unacceptable” financial performance.
Crown Resorts

Crown reaches accord over $270m tax bill

Crown Resorts said it has reached an accord with the Australian government over a U$270 million tax bill related to its investment in Cannery Casino Resorts in the U.S.
Star Vegas

Donaco swings to profit on Vietnam, cost controls

Donaco International said it swung to a profit in the September quarter, helped by a strong performance from its property in Vietnam and reduced costs.
Pokie machine

Do cashless pokies cause higher losses?

When it comes to gambling, Australians are the world’s biggest losers. Based on average losses, in 2017 every person lost the equivalent of AU$1,000. 
Tiger Palace, Nepal

Silver Heritage chairman, non-exec. director quit

Silver Heritage Group said its Chairman James Spenceley and Non-Executive Director Michael Bassett have resigned from their positions to pursue other interests. In a statement...

Mark Zirnsak

Board member, The Alliance for Gambling Reform

Crown employees down tools in pay standoff

Employees of Crown Resorts in Melbourne downed tools on Tuesday and threatened the first strike in 16 years to press for wage increases and better conditions.
Crown Melbourne (file)

Second whistleblower accuses Crown of customs offences

Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie plans to call for a royal commission inquiry into Crown Resorts after a second whistleblower claimed the company is helping VIPs to bypass customs.

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